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Polish Hunting Dog

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Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski out in the woods on a snowy day

 

Other Names

Gonczy Polski

Polish Scenthound

Description

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Temperament

The Polish Hunting Dog is a very active dog, always ready to work. Hunters use this type of dog for hunting wild boar and for tracking. It is a sporty type of dog. The Gonczy likes agility, Frisbee, sport tracking, etc. It is also quite good in obedience and dog dance. Be sure to provide plenty of daily exercise, and be your dog's firm, but calm, confident, consistent pack leader to avoid behavior issues. Proper human to canine communication is essential.

Height, Weight

Height: Females 19.7 - 21.7 inches (50 - 55 cm) Males 21.7 - 23.2 inches (55 - 59 cm)

Health Problems

Generally a healthy breed.

Living Conditions

Will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised, but does best with at least an average-sized yard.

Exercise

The Polish Hunting Dog is very energetic and needs thorough, frequent exercise. It needs to be taken on a daily, long walk or jog where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way and that leader needs to be the human. It will also thrive on some type of sporty activity.

Life Expectancy

About 10 to 13 years

Grooming

The Polish Hunting Dog needs little grooming and is an average shedder.

Origin

Poland

Group

Hounds

Recognition

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski standing out in the field

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski happily laying down for the camera

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski standing out in the field

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski jumping over a wall with its toy dumbbell

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski catching a tenis ball

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski running top speed

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski playing tug-of-war

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski jumping over its handler

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski retrieving a ball from the water

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski laying in the grass

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski running through the feild

Phara Klusujaca Sfora the Gonczy Polski performing agility

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski holding a dumbbell toy

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski catching a frisbee