Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Polish Hound

(Ogar Polski)

Polish Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Poland.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
03.11.2014.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Hound.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
A medium sized scenthound that originated in Poland. The Polish Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium size dog, of strong and compact build, powerful bone-structure and quite massive with legs in proportion. The whole outline is that of power and endurance rather than speed. The voice on the trail is sonorous and pure, of changeable medium pitch, generally higher pitched in the female.
UKC
Strong, compact and quite massive, the Polish Hound gives the appearance of endurance rather than speed.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Skull as long as the muzzle.

HEAD

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FCI
Rather heavy, nobly chiselled. In profile looks like a medium length rectangle.
UKC
The head is rather heavy and is well chiseled. In profile it looks like a rectangle.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
The line of the forehead forms a blunt angle with the topline of the muzzle. Superciliary ridges very developed; forehead very wrinkled. Occipital protuberance well pronounced.
UKC
The forehead is wrinkled, and the occiput is pronounced. The stop is well defined and abrupt.

Stop

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FCI
Well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black, large and wide.
UKC
The nose is large, wide, and black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Elongated; truncated at the tip; neither wedge-shaped nor pointed.
UKC
The muzzle is as long as the skull. It is neither blunt nor pointed. The lips are thick and drooping. The cheek muscles are well developed.

Lips

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FCI
Thick and drooping; corner of bottom lip drooping.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong jaws, sufficiently long, with rectangular bite.
UKC
The Polish Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Muscles well developed.

Eyes

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FCI
Gentle and serene expression; set on the slant, not very deep-set, dark brown; lower lid drooping in older dogs.
UKC
The eyes are set obliquely. They are dark brown in color, and have a gentle, serene expression.

Ears

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UKC
Set low, quite long, and hanging in a twist.

Leathers

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FCI
Set low, quite long, hanging, slightly rounded at the tip. The base of the ear flap is twisted and hangs close to the head.

NECK

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FCI
Remarkably thick at point of insertion with the body, powerful, muscled, of medium length. Dewlap is loose and very richly folded.
UKC
Very thick and muscular with a loose, folded dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is wide and deep, descending to the elbow. The ribs are long and well sprung. The back is long, broad and muscular. The croup is flat. The belly is capacious, not tucked up except for a slight hollow behind the last rib.

Back

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FCI
Long, broad and muscled.

Croup

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FCI
Not sloping, broad.

Chest

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FCI
Thoracic cage is ample, wide and deep in proportion. The sternal region descends to the elbows. Ribs well sprung, long like the whole rib cage, closer to the vertical position than in other breeds.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Belly capacious, broad, nearly as deep as the chest. Abdomen not too tucked up. The flank is not hollow, well filled, rounded with a possible hollow below the last ribs.

TAIL

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FCI
Rather low set, thick, covered with long hair in its lower part, hangs below the hock, slightly drooping; from half the length of the leg, slightly curved. In normal movement slightly raised but not rolled up. In action, slightly raised, but not above the horizontal.
UKC
Thick and rather low set, hanging below the hocks. Slightly raised in action, but not above the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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UKC
The shoulder blades are oblique.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blade oblique, muscled, well developed.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are muscular, and the pastern joint is well defined and lean.

Forearm

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FCI
Quite well muscled.

Pastern

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FCI
Pastern joint: Well defined, prominent, neat, lean, of size corresponding to the pastern.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are tight, with large pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Of quite a strong bone structure, strong muscles. Toes tight. Nails strong, thick and short in working dogs; they are light coloured when the toes are white and black when the toes are fawn.

Hind feet

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FCI
Toes tight. Nails thick, strong and short. Pads large, covered with thick skin.

HINDQUARTERS

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UKC
The hindquarters have strong bone structure, and are very muscular.

Thigh

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FCI
Long, strong, with well developed muscles and strong bone structure.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thigh is long, and the lower thigh is short and sloping. The hock is lean and well defined. The rear pasterns are slightly inclined.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Sloping, fairly short, well muscled.

Hock

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FCI
Well defined, lean.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Slightly inclined.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Normally moves at a slow and heavy short trot. When hunting, he quarters and chases at a heavy gallop.
UKC
At a trot the gait is slow, heavy and short.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Medium length hair, thick, with a dense undercoat, a little longer on the back, at the back of the hindquarters and on the lower part of the tail.
UKC
Medium length and thick, with a dense undercoat.

COLOUR

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FCI
Head and ears, except the lateral sides of the skull, of tan colour; the ears a little darker than the rest. The legs, sternal region and thighs also tan. Body black or dark grey almost black; in ancient Polish hunting language it was called « podzary » (burnt). The tan colour, essentially fawn, has various intensities of that tone up to cinnamon, very much appreciated in the Polish Hound. The white hairs, admitted in shape of a star, forming a blaze reaching to the muzzle, on the chest, the extremities of the legs and of the tail. The black may form a mantle which extends as far as on the head. Distinct tan spots above the eyes. Black which extends as far as the muzzle of the Polish Hound is a case for disqualification.
UKC
Tan extremities, with a black or dark gray body. The tan color varies in intensity. There may be white on the muzzle, chest, lower legs and tail. There are distinct tan spots above the eyes. The black mantle may go forward onto the skull, but black that goes as far as the muzzle is a disqualification.

SIZE

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UKC
Height at the withers for males is 22 to 25.5 inches. For females, it is 21.5 to 23.5 inches. Weight for males is 55 to 70 pounds. For females, it is 44 to 57 pounds.

Height at withers

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FCI

Dogs 56-65 cm,
Bitches 55-60 cm.

Weight

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FCI

Dogs 25-32 kg,
Bitches 20-26 kg.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • Insufficient musculature.
  • Hoarse voice.
  • Head with occipital crest not enough pronounced.
  • Upper orbital arches not sufficiently defined.
  • Muzzle too pointed; black muzzle.
  • Defective teeth.
  • Eye too light.
  • Ears too long or too short, standing away from the head.
  • Thoracic cage underdeveloped.
  • Tail fine, too short or too long, barely covered with hair, rolled up.
  • Down in pastern.
  • Flat pads.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Black muzzle.
Color: Black muzzle.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.