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Kokoni

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A tan with black and white Kokoni dog is standing in sand with patchy grass growing and looking to the right.

Adult female Kokoni

Pronunciation

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Description

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.

Temperament

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, weight

Height: Males 9 - 11 inches (24 - 28 cm) Females 9 - 11 inches (23 - 27 cm)
Weight: 9 - 18 pounds (4 - 8 kg)

Health Problems

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Living conditions

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.

Exercise

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.

Life Expectancy

Some as long as 16 years or more.

Litter Size

About 4 to 6 puppies

Grooming

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Origin

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.

Group

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Recognition

GKC = Greek Kennel Club

A tricolor black with tan and white Kokoni dog is walking across grass with people sitting behind it

Lou the tricolor Kokoni at 3 years old

A tricolor black with tan and white Kokoni dog is laying in brown grass and looking down

Lou the tricolor Kokoni at 3 years old

A black with tan and white Kokoni is laying on a rug next to a wooden bed frame

Lou the tricolor Kokoni at 3 years old

A tricolor black with tan and white Kokoni is laying in brown grass and looking forward

Lou the tricolor Kokoni at 3 years old

A black with tan and white Kokoni dog is outside standing on a porch in front of a door. Its mouth is open wide and its tongue is out

Lou the tricolor Kokoni at 3 years old

Three panting white and brown Kokonis are standing and sitting on a beach with a big cliff behind them.

Littermates Markos, Areti and Beba the Kokonis

Four white with brown Kokoni dogs are standing in grass. Three of the dogs are smelling something on the ground the fourth is walking away.

Adult Kokoni

A white with brown Kokoni is standing on a table and a person is posing it in a stack

Areti the female Kokoni at 2 years old

Two dogs out in grass, a white with brown and a white with black and brown Kokoni are looking to the right

Areti and Beba the Kokonis

A white with black and brown Kokoni puppy is standing on a brick red tiled floor with its ittermates behind it.

Beba the Kokoni as a puppy

A tan with white and black Kokoni puppy is standing on top of a blue jacket outside in grass.

Male Kokoni puppy, son of Beba

A tan and white with brown Kokoni is sitting outside in front of a blue tent

Magas the male Kokoni

A black with white Kokoni dog is laying in grass looking like it is about to get up.

Female tricolor Kokoni

A white with brown Kokoni dog is sitting in grass. The Kokonis mouth is open and tongue is out

Adult Kokoni

A white with brown Kokoni dog is standing on a sidewalk next to a pink potted plant with flowers in it. Its mouth is open and tongue is out

Billy the orange and white Kokoni living in Cyprus

View from above - A white with brown Kokoni is laying out on a concrete surface.

Billy the orange and white Kokoni living in Cyprus

A brown with black brindle and white Kokoni is standing in front of a red railing

Adult brindle Kokoni

A tan with white Kokoni dog is standing in grass

Adult cream and white Kokoni

A tan with brown Kokoni is standing on a table and being posed by a person behind it

Adult brown Kokoni

A black with tan Kokoni is standing on a red surface and a person behind it is rubbing under its chin. The dog's tail is curled over its back.

Adult Kokoni