The Greek Harehound (a.k.a Gekka in Greece) is hardly known outside it's country of origin, Greece, nor will you find a lot of pictures or photographs of this breed. Therefore I decided to construct a simple homepage about the Greek  Harehound. Another reason is that I apparently am the owner of a Greek Harehound, but there's a story to that; this is  the story of Kostas. In the summer of 2000 my girlfriend and I decided to spend our holidays in Greece. An obvious choice since my family  owns a little house on one of Greece's islands called Evia. One afternoon we were having a drink in one of the local  taverns and a young couple came up carrying a little puppy. They told the owner of the tavern that they found it in the  middle of nowhere barking and crying. They couldn't leave it there (at the time Greece suffered a terrible heatwave)  and took the puppy to the tavern hoping to find someone who would take care over the poor little creature. Now dogs  are my passion and they've always been a part of my life, even when I was a kid. My girlfriend has been brought up  with dogs around her too. Moreover there was a place for a dog in our life so the choice wasn't hard to make. We  looked at each other briefly and decided to take care of this pathetic puppy. And pathetic it was! It couldn't stand on its  legs anymore. It was exhausted, dizzy and very thirsty. We really were afraid it wouldn't make it through the night. We  immediately went to our Greek house where it drank some water and fell asleep like it was in a coma.  The next morning I woke up of a sound I hadn't heard for a long time. The little doggy was awake and very lively. Now  we could take a good, close look at it. It appeared to be male and it was about ten weeks old (I could tell because of  my experience of being a dogs trainer in an animalshelter in the past). His fur was black and tan with a white spot on the chest. His tail curling upwards. Now we had to give it a name. Being  a Greek dog it had to have a Greek name. We came upon Kostas. This is a very common (people's) name in Greece  and the English equivalent would be Charles. It was the right choice 'cause it suits him well.