Ogar Polski

44-57 lbs
20-22"
Poland
Polish Hound

While the Ogar Polski was developed as a hunting dog, they have a gentle intelligent nature. They make great pets and get on well with children, and with pets within the household. Their loyalty can border on being protective so they make an ideal household guard. No one will sneak past this dog with their super sniffing abilities. They are not an aggressive dog, but are serious by nature. Because of their strong hunting instincts this dog needs a good walk each day to keep them fit and happy. The country lifestyle is perfect for the Polski, but a home in the city is fine as long as they have a good secure yard to roam around in. An apartment is probably just pushing the limits of this dog, they do need a bit of space to keep them busy and they have a loud distinctive bark if they get upset. The Ogar Polski is easy to train, being eager to please and very intelligent; they remember the lessons and need fewer repetitions to enable them to learn. Beautiful, affectionate, playful and a lovely temperament, the Ogar Polski is a great option for a companion or working dog.

Purpose
Scent hound, Companion
Date of Origin
17th Century
Ancestry
Russian Hound, St.Hubert Hound

Ogar Polski Health

Average Size
Male Ogar Polski size stats
Height: 22-23 inches Weight: 55-70 lbs
Female Ogar Polski size stats
Height: 20-22 inches Weight: 44-57 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Bloat
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Analysis
  • Blood Tests
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Ear Tests and Myringotomy Tests
  • Allergy Testing
  • Hip and Elbow X-rays

Ogar Polski Breed History

 The Ogar Polski is a dog that is rarely known outside of their Polish homeland. The first records of the Polish Hound are those found in the 17th Century. A book titled Hunting with the Hounds writes about this medium to large breed as being tenacious at hunting. Also described is the way the dog 'sings' to their master to tell them they have cornered their prey. In 1907, F.B Laska describe them as being descendants from the Kostroma Hound (the Hounds of Tartar). Other historians report that the Ogar Polski was developed by cross breeding Bloodhounds imported to Poland in the Middle Ages with their local dogs. The Second World War resulted in a massive decline in the dog's numbers, and the breed was feared to be heading for extinction. An attempt to revive the breed led to the forming of two types of the dog: the light boned variety bred by Colonel Josef Pawlusiewicz and the heavier boned dog bred by Colonel Piotr Kartawik, recognized as the Ogar Polski by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1966. Weighing up to 71 pounds and standing 24 inches in height, the Ogar Polski is a solid and strong dog. They can handle difficult terrain and have impressive endurance and stamina. This dog is an obedient dog and one who readily showers their master with affection. Efforts are still being made to save this lovely dog from extinction. They are a breed that has a lot in their favor and this loyal canine deserves a happy future.

Ogar Polski Breed Appearance

Noble and serene, the Ogar Polski is a large dog that has an elongated muzzle and a broad large black nose. The almond shaped eyes are dark brown and have a gentle and serene expression. The ears are long and floppy, set high on their head but hanging down close to their face. The well muscled body is long and broad, with a strong powerful neck. A deep wide chest gives them their endurance, and the long, sturdy but elegant legs provide the speed. Their shoulders are well developed and they often have folds of skin around the neck area. The tail is long and solid, they hold it low when they are relaxed but raise it up to level with their body when on the trail. A good looking dog, they are designed perfectly as a hunting dog. They require little in the way of maintenance and are increasingly being kept as affectionate family pets and companion dogs.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Ogar Polski eyes
Brown
amber Ogar Polski eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Ogar Polski nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Ogar Polski coat
White
red Ogar Polski coat
Red
brown Ogar Polski coat
Brown
black Ogar Polski coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Ogar Polski straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Ogar Polski Breed Maintenance

The Ogar Polski is easy to maintain with their short straight hair that fits them neatly and always looks smart. A weekly brushing will be enough to remove any loose hairs. This dog is a low shedder, so that makes it even easier. A firm bristle brush will soon have their coat gleaming. Bathing is rarely needed, with a rub down with a damp cloth often being enough to remove any dirt or debris. Those long hanging ears need to be checked on a regular basis - inflammation or infection loves to settle in this area so keep the inner ear clean and free from dirt or excess wax. Most Ogar Polski's will wear their nails down when hunting or running, but if not, a quick clip will be all that is required.
Brushes for Ogar Polski
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Ogar Polski requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Ogar Polski Temperament

The Polish Hound is a dog with an excellent temperament and is one that gets along well with children and other pets. Devoted and loyal to their owners, the Ogar Polski makes a fine family pet and is not just a hunting dog but a loving family member, too. They are very adaptable dogs; although they love the country lifestyle and hunting, they adapt well to a home and yard in a town as long as they get a daily walk and plenty of your attention. Your Polski will give you hugs and will lap up all the attention you can shower on them. They take well to training, and learn very quickly. Because they have an excellent memory, the lessons are learned quickly. If they are trained well, they will walk beside you and will not be aggressive towards other dogs they meet when out walking. As an ancient breed, they have a strong healthy lifestyle and don't suffer the usual types of ailments that some of the newly established dog breeds do. Elegant and noble, the Polski has had a long history as a hunting dog in Poland - one with a very fine nose, who is an excellent tracker. When they get close to their prey, they tell the hunter in their distinctive singing voice. They can contend with most climates and have a short close fitting coat that helps to protect them against the weather. Beautiful looking and with a calm steady temperament to match, this dog deserves to be known outside of their Polish homeland.

Ogar Polski Activity Requirements

The Ogar Polski will need frequent long walks, and will enjoy hiking or a run with their owner to keep them fit. They are an active dog who likes to be doing something during the day to keep them busy. As a hunter's dog, they have great stamina and work ethic, and enjoy roaming the countryside in pursuit of their prey. But at home, they are a gentle pooch, who is kind and calm with children, and they will happily join in the family games. They suit a country lifestyle or a home with a large secure yard. They love to investigate and will follow their nose anywhere there is an interesting smell, so keep them on the leash to prevent them taking off when out walking. The Ogar Polski is a solid, muscular dog who enjoys a good daily outing.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
16 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Ogar Polski Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Ogar Polski Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Ogar Polski size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 16 lbs
Female Ogar Polski size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 13 lbs
12 Months
Male Ogar Polski size stats at 12 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 37 lbs
Female Ogar Polski size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 32 lbs
18 Months
Male Ogar Polski size stats at 18 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 61 lbs
Female Ogar Polski size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 51 lbs

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