Small Greek Domestic Dog

The Small Greek Domestic Dog is an ancient companion breed originating in Greece. It is a medium size dog with a very pleasing disposition which earns this breed the name Meliteo Kinidio which translates to 'Honey' in English. This breed has been a very loving companion dog for Greek aristocracy for centuries. Believed to have been present since 17th century, the breed has not always enjoyed such exalted position. This breed was once a stray and commonly found on the streets of Greece.

This medium size dog was once considered a variant of Alopekis breed and were called Small Greek Housedogs. The Meliteo is the prettier of the two dogs with either long-haired or short-haired coat that come in all colours. This deep chested breed has rather long, drop ears, short muzzle and long body. Almond or oval shaped large eyes have intelligent and bright expression.

This dog stands about 15 inches and weighs between 20-25 lbs. It is not only a great family companion, owners will also benefit from its vermin hunting and watchdog abilities. This dog can also be a very good and efficient flock herder.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.

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