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Polish Hunting Dog

A Polish noble

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Gończy Polski

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 21½-23¼ inches

Female size : 19¾-21½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Poland

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Powerful and brave despite their medium size, Polish Hunting Dogs are specialized in big game like deer and wild boars. They may also concentrate on smaller game, like foxes and hares, in some regions, especially mountainous southern Poland, where perseverance and stamina are important.These gentle, well balanced dogs, which can display great bravery, are intelligent and easy to train, making them outstanding guard dogs.

Head+

Noble, in proportion with the rest of the body.

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Body+

Defined withers, straight, very muscular back, broad, very muscular loins, deep chest.

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Coat+

Black and tan, brown (chocolate) and tan, red with black, brown or flesh-colored nose. Fawn red may have a slight black overlay.

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Ears+

Hanging, light, triangular, medium-sized.

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Tail+

At rest, low and saber-shaped; in action, carried just above the topline.

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Hair+

Harsh, close on the body, abundant undercoat, more so in winter.

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Detailed descriptions are at hand in 19th century Polish hunting literature, and the tradition of employing Polish hounds was continued after World War I. Not least by Józef Pawłusiewicz (1903-1979), who invested efforts to develop the breed in the Carpathians.Polish Hunting Dogs are lithe and compact hounds with strong, but not heavy bones. Because of their build, they are highly mobile and able to work in mountainous regions in difficult climactic conditions.

Did you know ?

Hunting with hounds was mentioned in writing as early as the 13th century in Polish literature. As a richly forested land, Poland has traditionally been home to a lot of big game, and hounds have long been used to hunt them.

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