Information about the Alopekis

This breed of dog is of a medium size ranging from approximately 20-25 pounds. They have dropped ears, short snout, long body, with long curved tail. This breed also comes in a large array of colors and combinations of colors, such as; black and tan, blonde, and white. They are not recognized by the American Kennel Club. They are often confused with the Longhaired Dachshund or a Cocker Spaniel mix. Average height is around 15 inches.

The coat of the Alopekis is of good quality, and is easy to groom. There are two types of coats for this dog. One is called the longhaired coat, and the other is called the shorthaired coat. The longhaired coat is the most common now and also the most commonly represented type on ancient artifacts. Sometimes, it is slightly wavy, but it should always feel silky. The coat is rich, dense and weatherproof, coming in all colours.

The Alopekis has an even temper and gentle disposition. They are amiable and not generally aggressive or timid. They enjoy company, and although they may initially be standoffish with strangers, they are easily won over. They are very intelligent and are easily trained and famously devoted to their owners. They are very loving and protective. They have a loud, strong bark for their size though they do not bark much.