Breed Organization United Kennel Club (UKC) Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Poland Other Names Polish Greyhound Life Expectancy No Inormation Available Litter Size No Inormation Available Breed Group Short-haired Sighthounds - FCI
Breed Appearance Polish Greyhounds have a short, smooth fur that
comes in many colors. The coat is somewhat heavier than a
Greyhound's. They have an undercoat that gets thicker in the winter.
Polish Greyhounds have a longer brush on the tail and have culottes
at the rear of the thighs. The Chart Polski has a smooth double
coat, regardless of season, which is harsh to the touch while
offering excellent insulation.This Regal canine, is not actually a
Greyhound, rather a different breed on its own. While it may seem
similar in looks, the Chart Polski standard deems that this dog is
much stronger, and less slight, or thin. This is a persistent
hunter, with a long muscular neck, unlike the greyhound, and the
head is carried high. Large almond eyes are set in a slant, and the
points of the hip bones are wide apart. The hind legs move closer
together when the dog is moving at a short trot.
Breed Description Head: Strong, cleanly cut, long. Flat
skull. Stop not very pronounced. Strong muzzle and jaws. Lips not
pendulous. Nose black or dark in color, depending on coat color. Ears: Medium-sized, fairly narrow. Tips easily reach the inside
corners of the eyes when outstretched. Eyes: Fairly large, almond-shaped, dark (ranging from dark
brown to amber). Edge of eyelids black or dark in color. Body: Long. Long, muscular, powerful neck. Pronounced withers.
Spacious chest. Wide, muscular loin. Tuck-up. Straight back.
Gradually sloping, long, muscular, broad croup. Tail: Long, thick at the base, carried low at rest. Tip must
form an upward-curving sickle or a complete ring. Hair: Fairly hard, neither wirehaired nor silky. Variable in
length. Longer on the withers and shorter on the sides of the trunk.
Longer on the hindquarters and underside of the tail, forming
culottes and a brush. Coat: All colors are allowed. Size: Dog: 70 to 80 cm. (27.5-31.5 in).Bitch: 68 to 75 cm
(27-29.5 in). Weight: Approx. 40 kg (88 lb).
History The Polish Greyhound is descended from the
Asian Greyhound. He is used in Polands harsh climate for hunting
hare, fox, roe deer, and wolf.
Behavior Polish Greyhounds have some similarities to
other sighthounds, in that they are not overly active dogs, unless
they have a purpose to be active. Such as when they are running and
chasing prey. In other ways they are very unlike the typical
sighthound. They can be dog aggressive, due to their being bred to
hunt wolves and can be very territorial. They have a strong pack
instinct and will not always accept new dogs into their home.
They can be very good guard dogs in the home and they create strong
bonds with their owners; in some, this instinct is so strong, they
will not accept strangers coming into the home. They enjoy a good
exercise regimen, walking them daily is a very good way to do this.
They love to run, of course, and if they can no longer be used for
actual hunting, (many locations prohibit this) then a decent
facsimile would be participating in the performance sports like
coursing and racing. Between running activities, they like nothing
better than lounging on the couch or bed. They are obedient and easy
to train, although they can be stubborn and willfull. This is not
the best breed for the novice dog owner. They need early
socialization and firm, fair guidance from their owners.
Health Subject to bloat, and muscle injuries.
Advice He needs space and lots of exercise, as well as