Alopekis, a Greek small dog breed which has existed since ancient times, is in danger of dying out. A researcher who is also a veterinarian, Spyros Chliounakis, said a survey from February 2005 to September 2012 found only 58 of the dogs are left. This survey’s results were presented within the context of the Zootechnia 2013 exhibition held in Thessaloniki and showed that if nothing happens to protect this dog breed, it will soon disappear.
According to Sarahsdog website, Alopekis is a small dog with fox-like features. This dog the wedge shaped head and triangular pricked ears that are typical to a fox. This small breed has an elegantly curved tail and a beautiful glossy double coat that comes in different colors.
This breed has always been the valued pet and companion of the Greek people even from the ancient times and up to these days. The Alopekis is a highly versatile breed. It can live in rural areas as well as in big cities.