The Kokoni is a small dog with a body length that is longer than its height. The skull is moderately domed when viewed from the front or from the side. The snout is shorter than the length of the skull with a shallow stop. The skull is slightly wider from ear to ear than the length. The head is in proportion to the body. The medium sized nose is black with open nostrils. The head is triangular in shape with drop ears. The black lips are moderately fine and tight. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The medium sized eyes are almond shaped with tight lids and dark brown irises. The triangular drop ears are moderate in size and set high above the imaginary line of the eyes. The neck is slightly arched with tight skin. The chest is wide and deep. The tail forms a semicircle carried over the back. The front legs are straight with small, round paws. It has short hair on the face and inner parts of the legs. The medium length coat can be straight or slightly wavy with longer fringes on the belly, ears, tail and the back of the legs. The undercoat is short and dense. All colors and combinations of colors are acceptable.
The Kokoni loves human interaction and is fearless despite its small size. The breed is lively, cheerful, smart and loyal. They are great companion dogs. Alert, it makes a good watchdog. The Kokoni is fast and lively. Be sure to provide the Kokoni with calm leadership to prevent small dog syndrome.
Height: Males 9 – 11 inches (24 – 28 cm) Females 9 – 11 inches (23 – 27 cm) Weight: 9 – 18 pounds (4 – 8 kg)
Health Problems –
The Kokoni loves to run and play, but with the proper amount of exercise can adjust to a small household and pretty much to your lifestyle.
The Kokoni needs a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of its exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, play will not fulfill its primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe, open area off-lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard.
Some as long as 16 years or more.
The Kokoni is a Greek dog found throughout Greece. “Kokoni” means “small dog” in Greek. The breed has ancient origins. It can be found on ancient artifacts such as vases, statues, figurines and coins, revealing the existence of a close relationship with the ancient Greek family. The breed continues to be represented on newer items throughout the entire country.
22 Apr, 2016
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