Polish Champion * Junior Polish Champion * Junior Club Winner and Best of Breed 2001 *Junior Winner of Mid-Eastern Europe * Junior Winner of Poland * Best In Show of Polish Breeds * Reproducer * frequent: Best Puppy, Junior, Best of Breed (BOB) , Best of Group (BOG)

About a breed - POLISH HUNTING DOG

Standard FCI   - model accepted and registered in ZKwP in 1983, the breed was officially accepted by FCI in November 2006 (during the Word Dog Show Poznan)
Group VI- hunting dogs and related ones;
Section- 1.2 medium hunting dogs
High- bitches 50-55 cm, dogs 55-59 cm
Coat- black, chocolate, ore and tan (red brown)
Weight- model doesn't say (about 22-27 kg)

The Polish Hunting is great, not only for hunting but also for active people, especially associated with nature, for those who like trips, long walks, horse-riding, cycling or skiing. Hunting dogs don't have any problems with defeating obstacles in the field. More often we can see them practicing sports like agility or flyball. The Polish Hunting isn't the breed for those who don't have enough strength for walks or play and think that the garden and bowl are everything that a dog needs. Hunting dogs can't become bored, because they can destroy things and become aggressive and what's more important misbehave. The Polish Hunting appears all over the country, especially in southern Poland (Bieszczady, Beskidy, Pieniny, Podhale).
General appearance: medium dog with compact, springy build, lighter than the Ogar's bone structure. A massive and proportional portrait. Noble and proportional head, elongated muzzle. Dark-brown eyes, medium size and clearly slanting; black nose; strong, white teeth. Long, light, rectangular, hanging, settled low ears. Medium length, strong, muscular neck with loose skin. Wide and deep chest. Long vertical ribs; straight, muscular back; marked withers. Gaunt, muscular limbs, strong, thick paws. Oblique blade; set low, medium thickness tail. Short hair, hard, stiff and sticked on a trunk; silky hair on head and ears.
Character, usefulness: used to hunt. Nimble and fast. Balanced, gentle, very brave and reasonable. Intelligent and very susceptible to training, doesn't like compulsion. Suspicious in view of strangers. Very persistant at work and attached to the members of the family. Doesn't need beauty care. Like every hunting dog, needs a lot of exercise. Strong with great condition. If he has a chance to vent energy, he doesn't make trouble at home. Likes water and playing with children.
Health: weather-resistant; not demanding in respect of feeding but dog's organism needs more sugar and protein. Assuring appropriate quantity of exercises, the owner is not absorbed in any trouble. Hair easy to look after.
November 2006

A little bit of history

The Polish Hunting - the official name of the last (fifth) polish breed. It's model was registrated in ZKwP in 1983.
Those, who think, that this breed is new, are mistaken. Since ever hunting dogs were going with people's lives even in nobal Poland. Even then Polish Hunting dogs had different types. It was dependent on the ground shape and animals, they were called "Ogar". Unfortunately, the war made some devastation, also in Polish cynology.
The first person interested in the tragic situation of Polish Hunting dogs was Colonel Joseph Pawłusiewicz. He inherited his father's dogs and dogs which survived from the horror of war and started hunting them. Their name was "from Carpathian". This breed was small and black. Colonel Pawłusiewicz's breeding was registrated in the 1950's in the ZKwP as an experimental breed. After 1950's an other enthusiast of Polish dogs, Colonel Peter Kartawik brought the "Ogar" to Poland. These dogs from Belarus were bigger and heavier. In our country we had one breed but two types.
At the moment of registration in 1966, dogs of Pawłusiewicz's type were disqualified during the exhibition. People forgot about them for many years. Finally in 1983 the pattern for the Polish Ogar was worked out and called "the Polish Hunting".
Efforts for official registration by FCI of this beautiful native breed takes a long time. All the owners of Polish Hunting dogs hope, that maybe the Word Dog Show Poznan (2006) will crown efforts to register this breed in FCI.
September 2006

The Polish Hunting... The new life

Busy, absorbed, that's how our life looked like for many years. Me and my sons dreamt about having a dog, the dream didn't seem achievable. Time went by, my sons grew up and my husband and I were staying more often alone. It was so quiet at home. All these years my husband didn't even want to hear about making our dream come true. In his opinion, living in a block of flats made it impossible to have a pet. But never say never. One day he said: "Buy a dog" ! I almost had a heart attack. We had to work fast. We were afraid that it was only a temporary caprice of a middle - aged man.
For this reason we went to my sister-in-law, the only one person in our family, who knew something about cynology. After a long conversation about our expectations and notions about a dog (medium size, short hair, long beautiful tail, impressive snout, smart eyes; intelligence, vitality, mobility, temperament, it can't be troublesome in a flat and doesn't need any additional beauty care, a faithful and devoted friend, protector and caretaker) we had to choose between two Polish breeds: the Polish Hunting and Polish an "Ogar". Unfortunately, but maybe fortunately my sister-in-law had already decided to have on "Ogar". We didn't want to have two dogs of the same breed, so we had to choose the Polish Hunting. We waited in anticipation. This breed wasn't registered by the FCI and it wouldn't take place soon.
Worrying about official formality had no sense. The POLISH HUNTING! Regrettably, there was one little problem. We didn't k now what it looks like, because we couldn't find any! We came back home disappointed. Nevertheless, the other day, we found a very inconspicuous picture on the net - it was exactly what we were dreaming of all these years.
With in three days we chose the breed, we paid a token deposit. Waiting for the new member of our family we were spending on conversations about his name. His, because I decided, that it would be another male, the fourth man in our family. I was the only woman at home and I wanted to keep it that way, so it happened. With years each of them still strive for my attention. I had no reason to complain. What about life?
Our life chanced permanently the moment we saw "our dream". My husband, being aware of the fact that his decision made us happier, is very proud of having a Polish breed dog. He doesn't spend so much time watching TV (the nightmare and competitor of every wife), because "our running dream" can mobilise him to an active life style. This has a good effect, especially when his beautiful sporty silhouette is being praised. My adult and independent sons always have a willing and untiring friend to play with.
The number of our friends increased, all nice people (breeders and owners) living all over the country. I don't spend weekends cleaning. I became calmer, cheerful and smiling. I feel very safe having the Polish Hunting dog. I don't attach importance to minor details any more which often made our life miserable. When I look at those beautiful, peaceful and bright, dark eyes of "our dream - the Polish Hunting" I'm full of life.
Novembre 2002
Translation: Kuba Gnoiński

birth: 16th July 2006
(mother: REA Hulaj Dusza, father: MAJOR Ziębowe Wzgórze)
Owner: Katarzyna Łaskarzewska, Edinburgh (Scotland)
tele: +44 791 371 18 88
mail: laskarzewska@gmail.com