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Polish Hunting Dog

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A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is standing outside in snow surrounded by tall brown grass.

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

Litter Size

About 6 to 10 puppies

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

A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is standing in a field of tall brown and green grass

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski standing out in the field

A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is laying in a field panting

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

A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is standing out in a field.

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski standing out in the field

Action shot - A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is jumping in mid-air over a short brick wall. It has a pink dumbbell weight in its mouth

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

Action shot - A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is attempting to catch a tennis ball that is in mid-air. The dog has wild eyes.

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski catching a tenis ball

Action shot - A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is running through a field with its tongue flapping as it runs.

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski running top speed

A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is biting onto a leather strap. A person is spinning around with it in there hands. The Polish Hunting dog is spinning through the air

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

Action shot - A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is in mid-air jumping over a kneeling person in a red and blue fleece shirt.

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski jumping over its handler

A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is swimming through a body of water with a colorful ball in its mouth

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

A wet black and tan Polish Hunting dog is laying in a field of tall grass

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski laying in the grass

Action shot - A Polish Hunting dog is running through a feild of grass with its mouth open and tongue out and ears flopping up

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski running through the feild

Action shot - A black and tan Polish Hunting dog is jumping over a light blue pole on an agilty course with people watching in the background.

Phara Klusujaca Sfora the Gonczy Polski performing agility

A Polish Hunting dog is sitting in a field and it has a wooden dumbbell weight in its mouth

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski holding a dumbbell toy

Action shot - A Polish Hunting dog is running to a stop. It has a pink frisbee in its mouth

Una Hulaj Dusza the Gonczy Polski catching a frisbee