Polish Hunting Dog

USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



10-13 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 200
Origin Poland
Other Names Gończy Polski, Polish Scenthound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does a Polish Hunting Dog cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $600 to $800 on your Polish Hunting Dog if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Polish Hunting Dog from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg),
Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg)
Height Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm),
Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 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

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Waterproof
Coat Colors Black, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Niebieski, Zielony, Brązowy, Piwny, Szary
Nose Color Possibilities czarny, szary, brązowy, biały
Coat Color Possibilities czarny, biały, szary, brązowy, rudy
Coat Length Krótkowłosa
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Szorstka
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, comb, nail clippers, toothbrush, shampoo.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Brave, Courageous, Daring, Delicate, Docile, Gentle, Intelligent, Productive, Stable, Trainable
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 Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3-4 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost The cost of a Polish Hunting Dog can vary depending on the breeder, but typically ranges from $500 to $1,500.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Polish Hunting Dog have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Polish Hunting Dog, also known as the Polski Owczarek Nizinny, is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Poland. This breed is known for its intelligence and loyalty, making it an ideal companion for hunters and families alike. The Polish Hunting Dog has a unique appearance with its long, thick coat and distinctive facial features. It has a strong build with well-defined muscles and a deep chest. Its head is broad with a slightly rounded muzzle and almond-shaped eyes that are usually dark brown in color. The ears are set high on the head and hang down close to the cheeks.

The average lifespan of the Polish Hunting Dog is between 12 to 15 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 30 to 40 pounds (14 to 18 kg) and stand at an average height of 17 to 20 inches (43 to 51 cm). They come in various colors such as black, white, gray, brown or tan with white markings on their chest or feet being common.

The Polish Hunting Dog has an even temperament that makes them great family pets as they are loyal and affectionate towards their owners but can be wary of strangers at first until they get used to them. They have an independent nature which makes them good guard dogs as they will alert their owners if there is any suspicious activity around them but will not be overly aggressive towards strangers unless provoked or threatened by them.

Polish Hunting Dogs are friendly towards other dogs but may be territorial if not properly socialized from an early age so it’s important that they get plenty of exposure to other animals from puppyhood onwards so that they can learn how to interact appropriately with other animals when out in public places or around unfamiliar people or animals. They also tend to be very gentle around children making them great family pets if given proper training from an early age so that they understand how best to behave around children without becoming too boisterous or overbearing towards them.

The temperament of the Polish Hunting Dog is generally calm yet alert which makes them excellent watchdogs as well as companions due to their ability to sense danger before it happens allowing you time enough time react accordingly should anything happen while you’re away from home or out walking your dog late at night etc..

In terms of health issues, this breed tends not suffer from any major health problems although some may suffer from hip dysplasia due poor breeding practices so it’s important you buy your puppy from a reputable breeder who can provide proof of health checks carried out on both parents before purchasing your pup so you know what kind of health issues your pup may inherit later down the line should any arise during its lifetime .

When it comes adaptability level this breed does quite well in most environments provided there’s plenty space for exercise such as running off leash in open fields etc.. As long as these needs are met then this breed should do just fine living indoors provided there’s enough space available for exercise indoors too such as playing fetch inside etc..

Overall the benefits owning one these dogs far outweigh any potential drawbacks due their intelligence , loyalty , even temperaments , friendliness towards other animals & people , low maintenance grooming requirements & overall adaptability levels making them ideal pets for those looking for loyal companion who won't take up too much space .


The Polish Hunting Dog 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 Hunting Dog is a descendant of the ancient sheepdogs of Central Asia, and was brought to Poland by the Tatars in the 13th century. The breed was used for centuries by Polish shepherds to protect their flocks from predators such as wolves and bears. In the early 20th century, the Polish Hunting Dog nearly became extinct due to the popularity of other breeds of dogs such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. However, the breed was saved by a few dedicated breeders who continued to keep the Polish Hunting Dog alive. Today, the breed is once again becoming popular in Poland and other parts of Europe.