Chart Polski

Here is your next clue about this week’s Purebred of Interest: This breed was originally developed to chase prey in the mountainous regions of its homeland. It’s not the dog seen in this image, though the Chart Polski (pronounced “hart poll-ski” in Polish) was also created to hunt prey. Its other name is the Polish Greyhound, and this old breed has had a presence in Poland since the 13th century.

The Polish Greyhound tends to be more muscular and heavy boned than other short-haired sighthounds, and therefore it’s a stronger sighthound. Another difference it has with other sighthounds is what is described as a territorial,  highly protective nature. A combination of size, speed, and strength coupled with hefty dose of determination suggests that only experienced dog owner should own this breed as it may be too much dog for some owners.

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