CHART POLISH PATTERN
The Polish Greyhound is a large dog, strong, muscular. Strong skeleton, compact body, massive muscles and powerful jaws testify to this, that the dog was used in the difficult conditions of our climate to hunt not only hares, foxes and bustards, but also against the wolves. This general impression must be kept. The Polish Greyhound is a controlled dog, ufnym, restrained and brave. In action, he reacts quickly and ruthlessly. He is fast and persistent in the pursuit.
The eyes play an important role in the overall appearance of the Polish sighthound, which must be dark, expressive with an alert gaze and penetrating gaze. The Greyhound must appear to be mindful, vigilant observer, ready for immediate action. Dogs too excitable, nervous and fearful, as well as lethargic, not showing functional features must be eliminated from breeding. Overexcited animals should also be eliminated, minor, with weak muscles.
Head. Strong, long, dry, with very strong jaws. The cerebral part of the skull is flat and not very wide. The leading edge, occipital tumor and slightly pronounced supraocular arches. Black or dark nose, protruding beyond the lips, but not thin or pointed. Lips fairly dry, far stretched. Teeth strong, scissor bite. Pincer bite acceptable. The line of the muzzle and the skull should be close to parallel. Dark eyes, expressive, quite big, with a slightly slanting cut. They should never be protruding. The watchful piercing expression of the eyes is characteristic. Medium-sized ears, narrow, when straightened, their ends reach the inner corner of the eyes.
Possible positioning of the ears:
- folded backwards, close to the neck;
- roof posture;
- ears fully raised in excitement, or the ends are slightly broken forward.
Neck. Long, muscular, strong, with an oval cross-section, rising gently from the withers. Head held high.
Torso. Straight back, strong, arched in the loins, with clearly marked withers. The chest is very roomy, deep (the ideal is the chest that extends with the sternum to the elbow tumor), ribs arched and long (especially alleged), diagonal positioning of the ribs towards the spine desirable. Belly tucked up. The croup is gently sloping, long, muscular and broad, with a large gap between the sciatic tumors. Loins broad and muscular.
Front limbs. Long, search, well muscled, oval cross-section, quite narrowly spaced.
Hindquarters. Set wide apart. Long, search, well muscled. Long drumstick. Strong ankle joint. Oval feet, but more elongated than in the forelimbs. Toes well arched, black.
Tail. Long, thick at the base, set low and carried low, decorated on the underside with longer hair forming a brush. The end of the tail ends in a sickle. In an excited dog, the tail can be carried high, but never broken, nor curled over the back.
Robe. The skin fits tightly, elastic. Short hair all over the body (length approx. 2,5 cm), hard and springy to the touch. Only on the underside of the tail and buttocks (trousers) the hair is longer but coarser. In summer, the hair is shorter and thinner, in winter with lining.
Ointment. All colors are acceptable, less desirable brindle dogs.
Increase. Optimal growth: bitches: 68-75 cm at the withers, shrink 72-80 cm. Desirable adults, even above the given dimensions, as long as the overall proportions and gender-appropriate appearance are respected. Desired ratio of height to length as 1:1,02.
Disadvantages. Growth clearly below the desired level, back- and undershot mouth, clearly lightened pigment, too light or lymphatic structure, timidity, aggressiveness, too short or too fine hair.