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Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound" Compare Lithuanian Hound and Polish Hound. Which is better: Lithuanian Hound or Polish Hound or Estonian Hound?
Name Lithuanian Hound Polish Hound Estonian Hound
OriginsLithuania Poland Estonia
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank548423471
Reviews110
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Other Names Lietuvių skalikas Ogar Polski, Polish Scenthound, Gończy Polski Gontchaja Estonskaja, Estonian Scenthound
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price Unknown $600-$1000 $700-$900

General Appearance - Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound

Size Large Large Medium
Weight 60-75 pounds (27-32 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg) Male: 40-44 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 35-44 pounds (16–18 kg)
Avg. Weight 67.5 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 42 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 39.5 pounds (16–18 kg)
Height 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (50.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound

Coat Flat
Smooth
Thick
Smooth
Hard
Rough
Colors Black & Tan Black & Tan
Red & Black
Brown & Tan
Black & White & Tan
Grooming
Effortless: The Lithuanian Hound requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Polish Hound requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Estonian Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Lithuanian Hounds are low shedders.
Polish Hounds shed moderately.
Estonian Hounds shed moderately.

Characteristics - Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound

Temperament Persistent
Smart
Energetic
Loyal
Sociable
Gentle
Calm
Loyal
Courageous
Intelligent
Happy
Pleasant
Balanced
Calm
Smart
Active
Affectionate
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Lithuanian Hound's has great intelligence.
Smart: Polish Hound's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Estonian Hound is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Lithuanian Hounds are easy to train.
Polish Hounds aren't famous for their trainability.
Estonian Hounds are easy to train.
Playfulness
Lithuanian Hounds are not the most playful dog breed.
The Polish Hound is a playful breed.
Estonian Hounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Lithuanian Hounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Polish Hounds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are easygoing, low-sensitivity dogs.
Affection Level
Lithuanian Hounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Polish Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Estonian Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Lithuanian Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Polish Hounds are a social breed.
Estonian Hounds are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Lithuanian Hound is a vocal breed.
High: The Polish Hound is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Estonian Hound is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Lithuanian Hounds are average watchdogs.
Polish Hounds are one of the best watchdogs.
Estonian Hounds are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Lithuanian Hounds are average defenders.
Polish Hounds strongly protect their territory.
Estonian Hounds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Lithuanian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Polish Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Estonian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lithuanian Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Polish Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Estonian Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Lithuanian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Polish Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Estonian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Lithuanian Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Polish Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Estonian Hounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Polish Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Estonian Hounds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Lithuanian Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Polish Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Estonian Hounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Polish Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Estonian Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound

Stranger Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Polish Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Estonian Hounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Polish Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Estonian Hounds are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Polish Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Estonian Hounds are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Polish Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Estonian Hounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Lithuanian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Polish Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Estonian Hound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Polish Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Estonian Hounds are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lithuanian Hounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Polish Hounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Estonian Hounds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Lithuanian Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Polish Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Estonian Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Lithuanian Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Polish Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Estonian Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound

Health Issues
Lithuanian Hounds are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems No set No set No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 13-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Lithuanian Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Polish Hounds are high energy dogs.
Estonian Hounds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Lithuanian Hounds need a lot of exercises.
Polish Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Estonian Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Lithuanian Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Polish Hounds don't need too much sleep.
Estonian Hounds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The Estonian Hound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lithuanian Hound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Polish Hound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Estonian Hound can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Lithuanian Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Polish Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Estonian Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lithuanian Hound is an average drooler.
The Polish Hound is an average drooler.
The Estonian Hound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lithuanian Hound vs Polish Hound vs Estonian Hound

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-12 puppies 1-14 puppies 4-8 puppies

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