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Polish Hunting Dog

Hunting with hounds was mentioned in writing as early as the 13th century in Polish literature. Poland has traditionally been home to a lot of big game, and hounds have long been used to hunt them.

About the Polish Hunting Dog

Powerful and brave despite their medium size, Polish Hunting Dogs are specialized in big game like deer and wild boars. They may also concentrate on smaller game, like foxes and hares, in some regions, especially mountainous southern Poland, where perseverance and stamina are important.

These gentle, well-balanced dogs, which can display great bravery, are intelligent and easy to train, making them outstanding guard dogs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 6
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Intelligent / Gentle / Confident

Key facts

  • Enjoys training
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires minimal grooming

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