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Ogar Polski

Thinking about purchasing an Ogar Polski? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Ogar Polski breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Ogar Polski owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Ogar Polski and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

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It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Ogar Polski and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Ogar Polski Breed Profile

The Ogar Polski is a 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.

Type: Hound

Other Names: Polish Hound

Height: 22-26 inches
Weight:
50-70 lbs.

Colors: 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. The tan colour, essentially fawn, has various intensities of that tone up to cinnamon, very much appreciated in the Polish Hound.
Coat:
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.

With Children: Yes
With Pets:
Yes

Country of Origin: Poland
History:
Polish Ogar is the hero of the first dog related written work called "Myślistwo z ogary"-"Hunting with hound dogs" by Jan Ostroróg from 1608. There is nothing in the book about what he looked like at that time, but a lot about his utility. Hound dogs were used in Poland to hunt hares, foxes and wild boars. Usually they were black and tan dogs but not only. All types of hound dogs inhabiting Poland had one in common: they trailed the prey with a great stubbornness, "singing" - main characteristic of the breed is their melodious voice. Until the 19th century the breed was very differentiated. At the end of the 19th century almost extinct. After the Second World War two Colonels - Pawlusiewicz and Kartawik made an attempt to restore the breed. Kartawik's line was named Ogar Polski, while Pawlusiewicz's dogs are now called Gończy polski. Breed standard was created in 1966 and the breed recognized by FCI.

Registries: FCI

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