Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Poland Other Names Polish Hound Life Expectancy Approximately 13-14 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group FCI Scenthounds
Breed Appearance The Polish Hound, commonly known as Ogar Polski, is a breed of hunting dog indigenous to Poland. The Polish Hound is famously
known for its keen sense of smell. This heightened sense combined with the endurance needed to hunt in harsh environments is what makes it so popular
to hunters, while its noble stature made it just as popular with Polish nobility.
Breed Description Head: Fairly heavy, elegantly chiseled. Skull as long as nosebridge. Pronounced stop. Well-developed brow bones. Very wrinkled forehead. Long muzzle.
Strong jaws. Thick, pendulous flews. Large, wide nose. Ears: Set on low, fairly long, hanging freely, slightly rounded at the tip. Eyes: Slanted, dark brown. Body: Massive. Strong, muscular neck with folded dewlap. Broad chest. Large, broad brisket. Well-curved ribs. Broad abdomen. Flank level. Long, broad,
muscular back. Broad, level croup. Tail: Set on fairly low, large, hanging lower than the hock, slightly pendulous. Hair: Medium in length, thick. Slightly longer on the spine, the backs of the hind legs, and the lower tail. Thick undercoat. Coat: Fawn and black. Tan head, ears, legs, sternum, and thighs. Body black or dark grey, with a black mantle. White hair tolerated as flashings or a
flare or on the chest, lower legs, and tip of the tail. Size: Dog: 56 to 65 cm. (22-22.5 in).Bitch: 55 to 60 cm. (22-23.5) Weight: Dog: 25 to 32 kg. (55-70.5 lb).Bitch: 20 to 26 kg. (44-57.5 lb).
History This ancient breed is indigenous to Poland, but some say it is descended from Austrian or German strains.
Behavior This tenacious dog with more endurance than speed has a very keen sense of smell and a resonant voice. He can work on
all kinds of terrain, in any kind of weather. He is affectionate and a good companion.
Health Resilient to environment due to their origin of use, the Polish Hound acclimates quickly to new settings.
Advice He is not at all suited to city life. He needs space and exercise and requires regular brushing.