Original Name : Chart Polski
Type : Graioid
Other Names : Polish, Greyhound
Male size : 27½-31½ inches
Female size : 26¾-29½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Poland
Chart Polskis are self-assured, confident, reserved and courageous animals. Fast, hardy and very deft during the chase, they react swiftly when needed. But what stays with you from that first meeting are their expressive eyes, alert and penetrating, which make a major contribution to their overall appearance.
Strong, lean, long, flat at the top, slight frontal furrow, lateral lines of the skull blend perfectly with the lines of the muzzle.
Small but marked withers, topline straight at the front, gently arched at the back, broad, muscular loins, long, broad, muscular croup that is oblique and sloping gently.
All colors are permitted.
Medium size, fairly narrow, may be folded backwards, roof-shaped, or, when excited, fully erect or with the tips bent forward slightly.
Feathered, long, strong at the base, curved upward at the tip sickle fashion or forming a full ring.
Elastic to the touch, rather harsh but not wiry.
While the existence of Chart Polskis in Poland has been confirmed all the way back to the 13th century, the breed is most likely descended from Saluki-type Asian sighthounds. The claim that the breed is the result of a cross between a Greyhound and a Borzoi is unfounded. The breed was often mentioned in texts about dogs, with very homogeneous illustrations.This Polish breed has a strong frame and short-coupled body, with clear muscles and powerful jaws, suited to the tough Polish climate. Chart Polskis had to wait until the Iron Curtain fell before securing recognition by the F.C.I. in 1989.