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Ogar Polski Breed Description

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Breed Organization

United Kennel Club (UKC)

Native Country

Other Names
Polish Hound

Life Expectancy
Approximately 13-14 Years

Litter Size
No Litter Information Available

Breed Group

General Description

A medium-sized breed, Ogar Polski is often described as strong and sleek, with a powerful bone structure. The coloration of these animals is often a combination of a brown underside and black on top running from the neck to the tail. The breed has thick double coat, which ensures water resistance on outer and underlying skin layers. The Polish Hound's voice is often described as resonant and pure which makes it an ideal hunting dog. The Polish Hound matures slowly. Intelligent and easily trained, Polish Hounds are known to be calm, affectionate animals and great pets. Friendly with other breeds and very loyal, these dogs are also very protective of their land. It is unclear as to whether this breed makes a good guard dog. Many argue that its territorial nature makes it defensive against intruders, while other state that its passive nature renders it harmless to new people. Resilient to environment due to their origin of use, the Polish Hound acclimates quickly to new settings.

Breed Standard

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).


This ancient breed is indigenous to Poland, but some say it is descended from Austrian or German strains.


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.

He is not at all suited to city life. He needs space and exercise and requires regular brushing.


Hunting Dog, Pet.


Resilient to environment due to their origin of use, the Polish Hound acclimates quickly to new settings.

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