Compare Breed Standards
|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
|United Kennel Club|
Polish Hound(Ogar Polski)
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.2||Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds|
|With working trial|
Mrs Peggy Davis.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
A medium sized scenthound that originated in Poland. The Polish Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.
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.
Strong, compact and quite massive, the Polish Hound gives the appearance of endurance rather than speed.
Skull as long as the muzzle.
Rather heavy, nobly chiselled. In profile looks like a medium length rectangle.
The head is rather heavy and is well chiseled. In profile it looks like a rectangle.
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.
The forehead is wrinkled, and the occiput is pronounced. The stop is well defined and abrupt.
Black, large and wide.
The nose is large, wide, and black.
Elongated; truncated at the tip; neither wedge-shaped nor pointed.
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.
Thick and drooping; corner of bottom lip drooping.
Strong jaws, sufficiently long, with rectangular bite.
The Polish Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.
Muscles well developed.
Gentle and serene expression; set on the slant, not very deep-set, dark brown; lower lid drooping in older dogs.
The eyes are set obliquely. They are dark brown in color, and have a gentle, serene expression.
Set low, quite long, and hanging in a twist.
Set low, quite long, hanging, slightly rounded at the tip. The base of the ear flap is twisted and hangs close to the head.
Remarkably thick at point of insertion with the body, powerful, muscled, of medium length. Dewlap is loose and very richly folded.
Very thick and muscular with a loose, folded dewlap.
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.
Long, broad and muscled.
Not sloping, broad.
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:
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.
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.
Thick and rather low set, hanging below the hocks. Slightly raised in action, but not above the back.
The shoulder blades are oblique.
Shoulder blade oblique, muscled, well developed.
The legs are muscular, and the pastern joint is well defined and lean.
Quite well muscled.
Pastern joint: Well defined, prominent, neat, lean, of size corresponding to the pastern.
The feet are tight, with large pads.
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.
Toes tight. Nails thick, strong and short. Pads large, covered with thick skin.
The hindquarters have strong bone structure, and are very muscular.
Long, strong, with well developed muscles and strong bone structure.
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.
Sloping, fairly short, well muscled.
Well defined, lean.
GAIT / MOVEMENT:
Normally moves at a slow and heavy short trot. When hunting, he quarters and chases at a heavy gallop.
At a trot the gait is slow, heavy and short.
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.
Medium length and thick, with a dense undercoat.
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.
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.
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:
Dogs 56-65 cm,
Bitches 55-60 cm.
Dogs 25-32 kg,
Bitches 20-26 kg.
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.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Black muzzle.
Color: Black muzzle.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.