Chart Polski

Other names/Nicknames:
  • Polish Greyhound
Country/Date of origin:
  • Poland
  • 1600′s
Height:
  • 27 to 32 inches
Weight:
  • 60 to 70 pounds
Personality:
  • Normally reserved with strangers.
  • Good-tempered with family members.
  • Obedient and loyal.
History:

This ancient breed is the Polish variation of the Greyhound.  It was used by the Polish nobility to hunt wolf, hare and fox.  It came close to extinction during World Wars I and II, but did survive and increased in numbers in the eastern regions of Poland.  In the 1980′s, interest in the breed was revived and it became recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1992.  The big, sight hound is very rarely seen outside of Poland.

Body Type:
  • Resembles a Greyhound in its appearance.
  • The long tail is carried low and is not altered.
  • The small, rose ears cling tightly to the neck and are not altered.
Coat:
  • Carries more coat than most of the shorthaired Greyhounds.
  • The Chart coat is thick, shiny, and springy to the touch.  It is longer over the hindquarters and on the tail.
  • All colors are permitted.
  • Minimal grooming required.
Health and Wellness:
  • Subject to bloat.
  • May suffer from muscle injuries.
What you should know:
  • Known for its speed and endurance, this dog will need lots of exercise.
  • Will be very difficult to obtain.
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