Polish Hound

Other name: Ogar Polski

Photo: adult dog of Polish Hound breed
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Life expectancy

The Polish Hound has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years

Temperament

Size

Medium

Adult size

Female Between 22 and 24 in
Male Between 22 and 26 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 57 lb
Male Between 55 and 71 lb
Coat colour
Red
Type of coat
Long
Eye colour
Brown

Purchase price

The Polish Hound costs between £450 and £650

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Polish Hound: Origins and history

During the 13th century, the Polish Hound breed was created purely as a hunting dog. The first canines were produced by crossbreeding indigenous Polish dogs with the St. Hubert’s Hound. Although its exact ancestry isn’t documented, the breed was valued by Polish hunters for its hunting and scenting abilities.

The breed almost became extinct during World War II, but because two colonels revived the breed, the Polish Hound of modern day developed. The Polish Hound, or the Ogar Polski as it’s known in its native country, was given FCI recognition in 1966. 

FCI classification of the Polish Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Polish Hound

The Polish Hound is a very quick and eager pupil. He learns willingly and easily especially if rewards are offered. The trainer needs to be patient and calm and above all, not to raise his voice to the dog during training sessions. 

Polish Hound: Purchase price

The initial purchase cost of your Polish Hound will be between £450 to £650. In addition, extra monthly costs, including food, vet visits, and insurance, will be between £60 to £80.

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