The Chart Polski, or Polish Greyhound is a sighthound and typical member of the Greyhound family. The Chart Polski finds great pleasure in running and has inexhaustible stamina. The odd thing about the Chart Polski is that they are territorial and will become very protective of their family. Most other Greyhounds are not protective and in fact, are milder tempered than other hounds. The Chart Polski is a taller, heavier dog and is not suitable for a novice dog owner. They can quickly become too much dog for someone when they are not properly socialized or trained. Without proper handling, the Chart Polski can become dog aggressive.
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Most people have probably never heard of the Chart Polski but may assume they were some type of Greyhound if they saw one in person or photo. The Chart Polski is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) but the United Kennel Club (UKC) and International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) both recognize and allow them to compete in canine sports. Kathy Bentzoni of Kosmos Chart Polski is one of just a handful of breeders within the United States. Located in Pennsylvania, Bentzoni has spent a good deal of time and money researching the Chart Polski. She even imported Mars Celerrimus, or Mars for short directly from a breeder in Poland. Mars is to become one of her foundation dogs for her breeding program.
The history of the Chart Polski is based on a lot of speculation and pieced together history. It has been determined the Chart Polski is an ancient breed that was developed before people started keeping written records on dog breedings. Polish writer Gostomski referenced the Chart Polski in his book “Riding and Hunting” published in 1690. This book gave a detailed description of the Chart Polski including several charts showing the hunting methods and maintenance of the breed. This was the first written definitive record of the Chart Polski. Several theories have sprung up regarding the origins of the Chart Polski. It was once thought the breed actually was a direct descendant of the British Greyhound. They were developed in Poland but there have been historical references to the Chart Polski in other European countries. There have been documents uncovered that show Polish breeders claimed the Chart Polski was a completely separate breed from the Russian, Hungarian, and British Greyhounds. Writings published in the 1830s classified sighthounds in Poland into two distinctive groups: foreign sighthounds and Polish sighthounds. The only Polish sighthound listed is the Chart Polski. For this reason, the Chart Polski was heavily favored by Polish nobility. The Chart Polski was kept on vast estates and was used to hunt a wide array of small and large game. The popularity of the Chart Polski peaked in the 19th century and has slowly been decreasing since then. It is becoming rare to find a Chart Polski outside of Poland with the exception of a handful of breeders in other European countries and the United States. There are no known Chart Polski breeders in Canada.
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Because of the protective nature of the Chart Polski, they are not recommended for just anyone. The Chart Polski needs an owner willing to properly socialize and train them for them to become a well-adjusted family member. The Chart Polski can become dog aggressive and are not ideal for homes with small dogs or other smaller pets. After deciding to bring home a Chart Polski, you will need to start their socialization immediately and find them the perfect name. This ancient breed is steeped in Polish history and has survived for centuries. A dog like this deserves a well-thought-out name that is as impressive as them. Coming from Poland, you may begin your search by looking for interesting Polish names or names that are Polish inspired. Granted, some Polish names may sound odd and are difficult to pronounce, but there are many more that are easy to say and are a great opening to share a bit of the breed’s history with anyone who asks about the uniqueness of their name. Make a list of names you like and then start marking off the ones that are your least favorite. Take some time to learn about your new Chart Polski before you decide on their name. Their personality may be the deciding factor.