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Polish Hunting Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Polish Hunting Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginPoland
Group Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Polish Hunting Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Polish Scenthound, Gończy Polski
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Polish Hunting Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Polish Hunting Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Price
How much does the Polish Hunting Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Polish Hunting Dog price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Polish Hunting Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Polish Hunting Dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Polish Hunting Dog gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Polish Hunting Dog size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Polish Hunting Dog weigh? Polish Hunting Dog weight:
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Polish Hunting Dog? Polish Hunting Dog average weight:
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 50.5 pounds (23 kg)
Height
How tall is the Polish Hunting Dog? Polish Hunting Dog height:
Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Polish Hunting Dog average height:
Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Polish Hunting Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
Waterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Polish Hunting Dog's coat?
TanBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Polish Hunting Dog and how often?
Effortless: The Polish Hunting Dog requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Polish Hunting Dog is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Polish Hunting Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Polish Scenthound? Polish Hunting Dog shedding level:
Polish Hunting Dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Polish Hunting Dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
BraveGentleStableCourageousIntelligentTrainableDocile
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Polish Hunting Dog? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Polish Hunting Dog is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Polish Hunting Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Polish Hunting Dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Polish Hunting Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Polish Hunting Dog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Polish Hunting Dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Polish Hunting Dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Polish Scenthound need? Polish Hunting Dog social needs:
Polish Hunting Dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Polish Hunting Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Gończy Polski bark?
Average to high: The Polish Hunting Dog is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Polish Hunting Dog good as a watchdog?
Polish Hunting Dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Polish Hunting Dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Polish Hunting Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Polish Hunting Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Polish Hunting Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Polish Hunting Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Polish Hunting Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Polish Scenthound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Polish Hunting Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Polish Hunting Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Polish Hunting Dog do?
Polish Hunting Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Polish Hunting Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Polish Hunting Dog to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Polish Hunting Dog roam?
Polish Hunting Dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Polish Hunting Dog have high prey drive?
Polish Hunting Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Polish Hunting Dog dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Polish Hunting Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Polish Hunting Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Polish Hunting Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Polish Hunting Dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Polish Hunting Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Polish Hunting Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Polish Hunting Dog and children:
Polish Hunting Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Polish Hunting Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Polish Hunting Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Polish Hunting Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Polish Hunting Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Polish Hunting Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Polish Hunting Dogs good office dogs? Do Polish Hunting Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Polish Hunting Dogs be ofiice dogs?
No
Polish Hunting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Polish Hunting Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Polish Scenthound temperament with senior people? Are Polish Hunting Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Polish Hunting Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Polish Hunting Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Polish Hunting Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Polish Hunting Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Polish Hunting Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Polish Hunting Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Polish Hunting Dog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Polish Hunting Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Polish Hunting Dog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Polish Hunting Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Polish Hunting Dog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Polish Hunting Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Polish Hunting Dog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Polish Hunting Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Polish Hunting Dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Polish Hunting Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Polish Hunting Dog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Polish Hunting Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Polish Hunting Dog dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Polish Hunting Dog rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Polish Hunting Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Polish Hunting Dog be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Polish Hunting Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Polish Hunting Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Polish Hunting Dog have?
Polish Hunting Dogs are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Polish Hunting Dog dogs require per day?
Polish Hunting Dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Polish Hunting Dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Polish Hunting Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Polish Hunting Dog risk for obesity:
Average. The Polish Hunting Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Polish Hunting Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Polish Hunting Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Polish Hunting Dog drool?
The Polish Hunting Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Polish Hunting Dog puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Polish Hunting Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Polish Hunting Dog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Polish Hunting Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Polish Hunting Dog

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Polish Hunting Dog is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Polish Hunting Dogs are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Polish Hunting Dog requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Polish Hunting Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Polish Hunting Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Polish Hunting Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Polish Hunting Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Mouthiness: Polish Hunting Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Polish Hunting Dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Cat Friendly: Polish Hunting Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Polish Hunting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Polish Hunting Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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