USD $300-$500 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 291
Origin Greece
Other Names Alepouditsa, Alopecis, Bobis, Bouboudi, Moropa, Venetaki
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $300-$500
How much does a Alopekis cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $300 to $500 on your Alopekis if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Alopekis from a shelter.
Size Small
Weight Male: 8-18 pounds (4-8 kg),
Female: 7-17 pounds (3.5-7.5 kg)
Height Male: 10-13 inches (25-32 cm),
Female: 9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion and Guard Dog
Date of Origin 1890
Ancestry Greek

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Wiry
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Golden, Particolor, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Brown, Amber, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Pink, Red, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities White, Cream, Fawn, Red, Sable, Black, Gray, Brindle
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Brave, Courageous, Daring, Defensive, Friendly, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Protective, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Cups Per Day 1/2 cup
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Alopekis have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Alopekis dog is a small, ancient breed of Greek origin. It is a rare breed that has been around for centuries and is known for its loyalty and intelligence. The Alopekis dog has a unique appearance with its short, wiry coat and long ears. It also has an alert expression that makes it look like it’s always ready to take on the world.

The lifespan of the Alopekis dog is typically between 12-15 years, with some living up to 20 years. They are small dogs, usually weighing between 8-12 pounds and standing at 10-14 inches tall at the shoulder. The most common colors for this breed are black, white, tan, red or brindle.

The personality of the Alopekis dog is one of loyalty and intelligence. They are very devoted to their owners and will do anything to please them. They are also very active dogs who love to play and explore their surroundings.

Alopekis dogs are friendly with other animals as well as people including children and other dogs. They can be quite protective of their owners but they do not tend to be aggressive towards strangers or other animals unless provoked or threatened in some way.

The temperament of the Alopekis dog is generally calm but alert when necessary; they make great watchdogs due to their keen senses and alertness when something seems out of place in their environment.

The health of the Alopekis dog is generally good; however they can suffer from certain genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia so it’s important that you get your pet checked regularly by a vet if you decide to adopt one into your family home!

The adaptability level of the Alopekis dog is high; they can easily adjust to new environments if given enough time and patience from their owners! The benefits of having an Alopekis as a pet include its loyal nature which makes them great companions; they also require minimal grooming due to their short coats which makes them low maintenance pets!


The Alopekis is a small, rare Greek breed of dog that almost became extinct. The breed is thought to be descended from the ancient Molossian dogs of Epirus and was used as a hunting and guard dog. The Alopekis was once common in Greece, but by the 1970s, there were only a few hundred left. The breed was saved from extinction by a few dedicated breeders who began to promote the Alopekis and increase its popularity. Today, the Alopekis is still relatively rare, but its numbers are slowly increasing.

The exact ancestry of the Alopekis is unknown, but it is thought to be related to the ancient Molossian dogs of Epirus. These dogs were used for hunting and guarding, and they were known for their strength and courage. The Alopekis likely descends from these dogs, although it is possible that other breeds were also involved in its development.

The Alopekis was once common in Greece, but by the 1970s, there were only a few hundred left. This decline was due to a number of factors, including World War II (during which many Greek dogs were killed), changes in farming practices (which led to fewer hunting opportunities), and the popularity of other breeds (such as German Shepherds). The breed was saved from extinction by a few dedicated breeders who began to promote the Alopekis and increase its popularity. Today, the Alopekis is still relatively rare, but its numbers are slowly increasing.

The Alopekis is recognized as a breed by a number of kennel clubs, including the Kennel Club of Greece and the United Kennel Club (UKC). It is also recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), although it is classified as a "Spitz-type" dog rather than a separate breed.