Polish Greyhound

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

34 months

Height (Shoulder height)

74 cm


29 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth / tail feathered

Coat color

all colors and patterns

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 66

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


balanced / clingy / athletic / calm / intelligent / tenacious / reserved / confident / likes to run

Bred for

hare hunt / fox hunt / preferred by aristocracy, companion dog / wolve hunt

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI


FCI description

Sighthounds were bred to the hunt and drift hunting on flight animals, like gazelles or hares. They hunt, in contrast to other hunting dogs, on sight and rushed their loot to complete exhaustion. They are among the fastest land animals (~70 hm/h). At home they are cuddly, affectionate and sensitive, as soon as they want to go outside and they should live out their joy of running. With some the hunting instinct is quite pronounced, which is why you should at least offer an alternative occupation. If you have the possibility to do justice to the urge to move, you will find a faithful companion in a greyhound.

Short description

The Polish Greyhound is a very intelligent, loving and obedient dog. He was used for hounding. Like all greyhound breeds he has great enurance and outdoors he seems relentless. At home he can easily turn very cuddly. He needs regular runnign sessions and also mental activities.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.