Polish Hunting Dog, Polish Scenthound
The Gonczy Polski is a scenthound that originated in Poland for hunting large game in deep, thick forests. This breed is kept almost completely in the hands of hunters and is rarely seen outside its homeland.
Gonczy Polski Standards
- 48-57 lbs
- medium-sized scenthound
- ears are medium length, triangular
- long tail reaches hock, slight brush
- coat is short and harsh
- black and tan
- brown and tan
History of the Gonczy Polski
The Gonczy Polski is descended from scenthounds that have been used for hunting in Poland since at least the 13th century. Like all European nobility, hunting with scenthounds was a favorite pastime for royals. By the 17th century there were at least two distinct types, the Polish "brach" (today's Polish Hound) and Polish scenthound, the Gonczy Polski.