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Kritikos Lagonikos

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Elegant and gentle.

Appearance

Height: 50 - 60 cm
Weight (show): 15 - 20 kg
Weight (pet): 15 - 20 kg
May be distrustful of strangers, but makes an expressive and loving companion.
Generally lives well with other animals.
His senses are notably sharp and he has a high cognitive ability, agility and a sharp mind.
Attentive, curious and eager of knowledge he can be trained to visually commands, even on distance.

Did You Know?

Elegant and gentle, the Kritikos Lagonikos are originally from the island of Crete (their name translates as ‘Cretan hound’).

They are considered to be one of the oldest hunting dogs in Europe and have lived on Crete for the last 5,000 years. Artefacts with pictures of the breed, as well as specific references of the ‘Kressai kynes’ (or Cretan Dog) have been found dating from the ancient Aegean civilization and in Homer’s epics.

Their breeding has made them well suited to hunting hares by sight or smell. Today, the Kritikos Lagonikos is rarely seen outside of its native Crete. More’s the pity.

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