The Polish Greyhound :

Casella di testo:

what you  MUST  know …


We find 13 different breeds in the Xth group, the Sighthounds...


The Polish greyhound or Chart Polski is the last to be recognized, in Januari 2001...


It’s however a very old breed !













Hunting dog not only for hare, fox, roe-deer and bustard, but also for the wolf.




The presence of the Chart Polski in Poland is attested since the 13th century; this breed goes probably back to Asiatic sighthounds of Saluki type (and not of Borzoi type, the Borzoi being unknown before the XVIth century).




The Polish Greyhound is a dog of great size, powerful, muscular, definitely stronger and less fine in shape than the other short-haired sighthounds (he must not, however, be heavy nor lethargic).  In his appearance, he is similar to the Asiatic greyhound who is his ancestor.  The strong frame, the short coupled body, the distinctly visible musculature and the powerful jaws show that this dog has been used for hunting in the difficult conditions of the Polish climate.  The expressive eyes, with a lively and penetrating look, play an important role in the general aspect of the Polish Greyhound.




The most important point


Some important points in the standard





The very typical points (comparison with the Greyhound)






Casella di testo: Croup : oblique, gently slanting ;  

points of hip bones wide apart

The upper lines of the muzzle and the skull should be slightly divergent


Jaws and teeth strong


Set at eye level, the auricle of the ear has a relatively soft cartilage


a dog of great size, powerful, muscular


Hindquarters :  slightly standing towards the back and set slightly wide, but definitely less so than in the Greyhound


Eyes are expressive,rather large, almond-shaped .


the Polish Greyhound carries the head slightly lower than the Greyhound


Hind feet : oval


Françoise et Philippe Duponcheel-Vandenbussche – juin 2007