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Fact File: Kokoni | Vanity Fur Magazine

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Origin Greece
Other Names Small Greek Domestic Dog
Foundation Stock A general landrace of small dogs of the region, are widely found throughout the country
Weight 4-8kg
Colour All colors and patterns
Life Span 13 to 20 years

A brief history

The Kokoni is a small domestic dog breed from Greece, only recently established as a standardised breed. The foundation stock, a general landrace of small dogs of the region, are widely found throughout the country.


Kokonis have a loud, strong bark for their size though they do not bark much. The Kokoni is said to have an even temper and gentle disposition, and to be lively, cheerful, amiable and not generally aggressive or timid. Other behavioral claims are that they enjoy company, though may initially be standoffish with strangers. Breeders claim they are intelligent, easily trained, and very devoted to and protective of their keepers. It has been known that the Kokoni breed will often take its time deciding who its “person” will be long term.

Deb Managan says:

  • Great for first-time owners because they have a mild manner and are easy to train
  • They make good watchdogs
  • Lovely temperament with both dogs and humans. Perfect for a family with children.
  • Loyal. Perfect companion for an older person.
  • Intelligent – It won’t take them long to get the better of other dogs.
  • Minimal grooming requirements. Just a light groom daily and a bath every couple of months will see them right unless very dirty.
  • Adaptable. The Kokoni will adjust very quickly to any lifestyle.
  • Prone to dental issues. Be sure to brush their teeth regularly to avoid vet bills for plaque.

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