Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski)

59-69 lbs
Polish Greyhound, Polish Sighthound

The Chart Polski is a sight hound from Poland. Being a typical sight hound, he loves to run and will run for miles if allowed. He does require extensive physical and mental exercise to keep him happy. He is commonly referred to as the Polish Greyhound but he is heavier and taller than most other sight hounds. He also has a different temperament. The Chart Polski is not good with other animals and is not recommended for people that have never owned a dog. He can be stubborn and territorial, making it essential that training and socialization begin as soon as possible. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Asian Greyhounds

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Health

Average Size
Male Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats
Height: 28-31 inches Weight: 59-69 lbs
Female Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats
Height: 27-30 inches Weight: 59-69 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cancer
Minor Concerns
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Yearly Physical Examination

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Breed History

This rare breed sight hound can be traced back to the 1600s although he was not given the Chart Polski name until early in the 19th century. Originally, he was bred to hunt wolves, deer, hare and fox. The number of Chart Polski dogs in Poland sharply declined due to Poland’s violent history during the 19th and 20th centuries. Originally, the Chart Polski was owned strictly by royalty and aristocrats. Commoners were unable to own these dogs until after World War II, when packs of these dogs became homeless and peasants adopted them into their homes and farms. Despite being called the Polish Greyhound, it has been determined that the Chart Polski is not related to any of the dogs in the Greyhound group. Breed experts have determined that the Chart Polski originated from a Saluki-type Asiatic sight hound. During the early 1980's, enthusiasts of the breed began searching for purebred representatives to become the foundation for reviving the Chart Polski breed. The official breed standard was not written based on the current dogs being used to revive the breed but rather by depictions of what the breed looked like in paintings done by 19th century artists such as Jozef Brandt, Juliusz Kossak and Alfreda Wierusz-Kowalski. The Chart Polski was officially recognized by the Polish Kennel Club as a sight hound and then by the Federation Cynologique Internationale. The first Chart Polskis were imported into the United States by Kaz and Betty Augustowski. The Augustowskis were honored by the Polish Kennel Club for their effort in promoting the breed. The Chart Polski was accepted into the United Kennel Club in 1996.

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Breed Appearance

The Chart Polski is one of the larger sight hounds. He is heavy boned and well muscled. He should never appear cumbersome or heavy. His coat is short, sleek and springy to the touch. The coat is harsh to protect him on the hunt. His coat can be slightly longer on his body, buttocks and tail. His skin must be close fitting.The Chart Polski has a large, well defined nose with black pigmentation. His eyes are large and almond shaped. They are set obliquely. The eye color depends on the color of his coat and will range from dark brown to amber. Darker eyes are more desirable than light eyes. His expression must be lively and penetrating. The ears on the Chart Polski are medium in size and narrow. Their set should be at eye level. The tips of his ears should easily reach the inner corner of his eye when pulled forward. The Chart Polski can be found in three colors: beige, black and tan, and blue.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) eyes
amber Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) coat
blue Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Breed Maintenance

The Chart Polski is generally an easy keeper when he is brushed regularly. Generally, he will need to be brushed weekly to keep any loose or dead hairs from floating through the air and attaching to your furniture or clothing. Use a soft slicker brush and a hound mitt when grooming. Check his ears weekly and clean them as needed. Since he is a short coated hound, he does not have a strong hound smell. He is not hypoallergenic although his dander is not as intense as other breeds. The Chart Polski does not need bathed often, usually every 3 months. Do not use a harsh shampoo and be sure to rinse him thoroughly. Ask your veterinarian to suggest a mild shampoo that is formulated for short coated breeds. When you are grooming your Chart Polski be sure to check his nails and trim them as needed. Do not let his nails grow too long and cause him pain. Since he is a sight hound, he will be touchy about having his nails trimmed.

Brushes for Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski)
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Temperament

The Chart Polski is not the typical sight hound. While he has the elegant look of a Greyhound, he is larger and more muscled. He is a very happy dog and enjoys getting attention from his family. At home, the Chart Polski is an affectionate and generally well mannered canine when he is properly trained. Being a sight hound, he is usually good with children but should be watched closely around small children and toddlers. He can be standoffish with strangers and will not easily warm up to people he does not know. Unlike other sight hounds, the Chart Polski is not fond of other dogs. He should also never be left alone with small pets in the home. Early training and socialization is important. 

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Activity Requirements

Chart Polskis love to run. They are considered a high energy breed and because of this are not suited for those who do not include exercise and outdoor activities in their day to day life. He will make the perfect running partner and will never turn down the opportunity for exercise. A securely fenced yard is a necessity and he must be contained behind a sturdy fence when he is outside otherwise he will be off and running for miles. He does require extensive mental and physical exercise. Due to the fact that he is not always a dog-friendly breed, taking him on outings must be with care and caution.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats at six months
Height: 19.0 inches Weight: 30.0 lbs
Female Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats at six months
Height: 18.0 inches Weight: 30.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats at 12 months
Height: 22.5 inches Weight: 45.0 lbs
Female Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats at 12 months
Height: 21.5 inches Weight: 45.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats at 18 months
Height: 29.5 inches Weight: 60.0 lbs
Female Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski) size stats at 18 months
Height: 28.5 inches Weight: 60.0 lbs

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