Polish Greyhound

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Polish Greyhound
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A male Polish Greyhound
Other names Polish Sighthound
Chart Polski (Polish)
Origin Poland
Classification / standards
FCI Group 10, Section 3 Short-haired Sighthounds #333 standard
CKC Miscellaneous [? standard]
The CKC Miscellaneous List is for breeds working towards full CKC recognition.
UKC Sighthound & Pariah standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Polish Greyhound (Polish: chart polski, pronounced [xart ˈpɔlskʲi]) is a Polish sighthound breed. It is known as the Polish Greyhound, although it is not a direct relative of the Greyhound dog.

Appearance[edit]

Polish Greyhounds have short, smooth fur that comes in many colors. The coat is somewhat heavier than a Greyhound's. They have an undercoat that gets thicker in the winter. Polish Greyhounds have a long brush on the tail and have culottes at the rear of the thighs. The average Polish Greyhound weighs about 60 - 90  pounds, and ranges from 27–32 inches tall. The Chart Polski has a smooth double coat, regardless of season, which is harsh to the touch while offering excellent insulation. The breed is a persistent hunter, with a long muscular neck, unlike the greyhound, and the head is carried high. Large almond eyes are set in a slant, and the points of the hip bones are wide apart. The hind legs move closer together when the dog is moving at a short trot: this is called "lacing".[citation needed]

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