Polish Hound

USD $600-$1000 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



13-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 423
Origin Poland
Other Names Gończy Polski, Ogar Polski, Polish Scenthound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$1000
How much does it cost to buy a Polish Hound?
Polish Hound are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $600 to $1000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Polish Hounds can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg),
Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm),
Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)
Lifespan 13-14 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry European Scenthound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Hard, Smooth, Thick
Coat Colors Black & Tan, Brown & Tan, Red & Black
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan, Red, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities czarny, biały, szary, brązowy, rudy, srebrny
Coat Length Krótka
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Szorstka
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors, Shedding blade.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Calm, Courageous, Daring, Delicate, Gentle, Intelligent, Loyal
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Polish Hound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-14 puppies (Once a year.)


The Polish Hound is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Poland. It is a scent hound, bred to hunt small game such as rabbits and hares. The Polish Hound has a long, slender body with short legs and a long tail. Its coat is short and dense, usually black or brown in color with white markings on the chest and feet. The head is wedge-shaped with large ears that hang down close to the cheeks.

The average lifespan of the Polish Hound is between 12 and 15 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 25 and 35 pounds, making them an ideal size for most households. They come in several colors including black, brown, tan, red, fawn, white and brindle.

The Polish Hound has an even temperament that makes it an excellent family pet. They are loyal to their owners but can be aloof around strangers at first until they get used to them. They are friendly towards other dogs but may be territorial if not properly socialized from an early age. They also get along well with children if raised together from puppyhood but may be too energetic for very young children due to their high energy level.

Polish Hounds are generally friendly towards other animals as well but should always be supervised when interacting with cats or smaller animals due to their hunting instincts which could lead them to chase after them if given the chance!

The health of the Polish Hound is generally good although they can suffer from hip dysplasia like many other breeds of dog so regular checkups should be done by your veterinarian to ensure they stay healthy throughout their life span!

Polish Hounds have a high adaptability level which makes them great pets for people who move around often or live in apartments since they don’t require much space or exercise compared to some larger breeds of dogs! The benefits of having a Polish Hound as a pet include its loyalty towards its owners as well as its intelligence which makes it easy to train!


The Polish Hound is a breed of dog that was developed in Poland. The breed is also known as the Polski Owczarek Nizinny, which translates to "Polish Lowland Sheepdog". The Polish Hound is a descendant of the ancient Celtic Hounds, and was used for hunting deer, foxes, and other small game. The breed nearly became extinct during World War II, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The Polish Hound is now recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club and is gaining in popularity.

The Polish Hound is thought to be a descendant of the ancient Celtic Hounds. These dogs were used for hunting deer, foxes, and other small game. The first recorded mention of the Polish Hound was in a book written in 1514 by Jakub of Gostynin. The book described the dogs as being used for hunting in the lowlands of Poland. During World War II, the breed nearly became extinct due to food shortages and persecution by the Nazis. A few dedicated breeders were able to keep the breed alive, and it eventually regained popularity.

The Polish Hound is recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club and is gaining in popularity. The breed is known for its loyalty, intelligence, and gentle nature. They make excellent family pets and are good with children. If you are looking for a loyal companion that will be by your side through thick and thin, then the Polish Hound may be the perfect dog for you!