Polish Greyhound is a big dog breed from the Sighthound family. These dogs love to run and they have protective instincts that are uncharacteristic to Sighthound dogs. Polish Greyhound can in some cases be aggressive and you will need to properly socialize your dog if you don’t want him to develop behavior problems.
FUN FACT: These dogs are also known as Chart Polski.
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25-32 in (65-85 cm)
60-90 lb (27-41 kg)
The exact origin of these dogs is unknown but what we do know is that Polish Greyhound dogs are descended from ancient dogs that were used for hunting foxes, hares, deer’s and wolves. This breed was nearly extinct during the 19th and 20th century but thanks to a few breed enthusiasts they managed to save the breed.
Dog Breed Characteristics
Polish Greyhound has a harsh coat that requires weekly brushing. These dogs can come in all colors.
They will also need other basic care; brush their teeth at least three times a week. Check their ears for signs of infection and redness, bathe them every 6-8 weeks (more if they live inside the house), and trim their nails if they don’t wear them down naturally.
This is a high-energy dog that requires daily activity to spend his energy. Polish Greyhound will enjoy all the fun activities such as long walks, hiking, canine sports, or just playing with his owner. To make this dog happy, you will have to devote your time to playing sessions if you don't want him to develop behavior problems. In fact, they will become bored and destructive if they don't spend all their energy outside.
Polish Greyhound also requires proper socialization like any other dog breed. The best way is to start with the socialization process as soon as you bring your Polish Greyhound home. The most important thing is to allow your dog to explore all different sights, sounds, people, and other animals so he could learn how to properly react in many different situations he may find himself in. With proper socialization, your dog will be well behaved and you don’t have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.
Polish Greyhound and kids
Early socialization and proper training can teach them to behave even when children are around. Their temperament makes them more suitable for families with older children. If you train and socialize your dog well, your children will get a great playing partner that has plenty of energy. These dogs can play for hours upon hours without getting tired or bored. Your children will also get a guard dog that is naturally suspicious of strangers, and you can be sure that they will warn you about any potential dangers approaching your kids.
Polish Greyhound and other animals
Polish Greyhound generally can get along with other dogs if they are properly socialized and introduced from an early age. However, there can be situations where your Polish Greyhound will not like the company of other dogs. Since this is a true hunting dog, smaller animals in the household are not advised since they have a strong prey drive and will in most cases try and pursue smaller animals as they perceive them as prey.
Polish Greyhound is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 10-12 years. To be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog regarding health always buy him from responsible and official dog breeders. Because they regularly test their breeding dogs you can be sure that their puppies won’t have any inherited diseases. Always ask to see the results of tests from the puppy’s parents.
Polish Greyhound breeders
When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Polish Greyhound breeder. Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well. You must find a good Polish Greyhound breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics.
Buying a dog from a responsible breeder will cost you more money, but you can be sure that you will get a healthy puppy. If you are unable to buy a dog, we advise you to search for local animal shelters because there is a chance you can find a Polish Greyhound dog in it.
World Dog Finder team