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Polish Dog Breeds

People in Poland are pet lovers, and you will find a dog or a cat in every house you go to. Mostly people rear dogs as they are excellent guards of homes and have the strongest connection with humans. These creatures understand human emotions and love to be around them.

In this article, we are going to look at the Polish dog breeds that are those who have their origin in Poland.



Polish Hunting Dog (Gończy Polski)




Weight


22–26 kg (44–66 lbs)


Height


Male: 21.7 - 23.2 inches (55 - 59 cms)

Female: 19.7 - 21.7 inches (50 - 55 cms)


Life Span

About 10 to 13 years


Description


The Polish Hunting Dog is a Large-sized dog breed with a strong sense of smell and long sturdy legs that helps him to cross several miles and has a short coat. It has well reputed for being amiable and sensible to keep himself safe by walking away from trouble rather than fighting without reason. Polish Hunting dogs are quite balanced, gentle, and courageous.


Temperament


These dogs are lively, affectionate, and devoted to their master with whom they share a very close and loving bond.


Polish Greyhound




Weight


Male: 27–31 kgs

Female:27–31 kgs


Height


Male: 68–75 cms

Female: 70–80 cms


Life Span

10 – 12 years


Description


This breed of dogs has a sleek body and head with slanting almond eyes, long snout, floppy ears, and broad, muscular neck and has a short, smooth, and double coat. They possess high energy levels and require regular exercise. These are most often used for hunting purposes.


Temperament


It is more affectionate but less mild-mannered and is very territorial. It is not welcoming of new owners and can show aggressive behavior. It needs experienced trainers and excellent socialization, or they might turn mannerless.


Polish Hound




Weight


Male: 25 to 32 kgs (55-70.5 lbs)

Female: 20 to 26 kgs (44-57.5 lbs)


Height


22-23.5 inches (55–65 cms)


Life Span

10-12 years


Description


These are also known as the “Ogar Polski”. These are a rare breed which is challenging to be found outside its native country. These are tall, have a wrinkled forehead, deep chest, a long low tail carriage, and a broad muzzle. They have a short, smooth, and waterproof double coat.


Temperament


These dogs are loving and also loyal, which makes them endearing pets. They are somewhat protective and territorial, which implies that a lot of training and socialization is needed for them to keep them under control.


Polish Lowland Sheepdog




Weight


Male:18–23 kgs (40–50 lbs)

Female: 13–18 kgs (30–40 lbs)


Height


Male: 18-20 inches (45 – 50 cms)

Female: 17-19 inches (42– 47 cms)


Life Span

10–14 years


Description


The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a medium-sized, energetic, muscular dog, and is slightly longer than tall. Their coat varies in color. This is an enthusiastic working breed that seeks vigorous exercise and loves challenging activities.


Temperament


These are friendly with people and other dogs. Polish Lowland Sheepdog is obedient, fearless, but highly protective of his flock. They are quite stable and self-confident.


Polish Tatra Sheepdog




Weight


36-59 kgs (80-130 pounds)


Height


Male:24-26 inches (60-65 cms)

Female: 26-28 inches (65-70 cms)


Life Span

10-12 years


Description


The Polish Tatra Sheepdog is well-built and muscular with large bear-like heads, squarish muzzle tipped, black nose, folded ears, vigilant eyes, and a long thick coat for protection. These dogs are not fit for apartment life and need a lot of exercise daily.


Temperament


This breed of dog is an intelligent race and can work alone. These are Ideal human companions and very honest towards their masters.


Conclusion


Polish Dog Breeds are extremely beautiful and prove to be an excellent company to humans, but they require a certain kind of discipline in their routine as well as their life; otherwise, they would go berserk just like ill-mannered kids.