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Polish Hound

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Native Country

Poland

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.

Advice

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

Pictures of Polish Hound

Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound
Pictures of Polish Hound