Polish Hunting Dog granted recognition by The Kennel Club

Polish Hunting Dogs. Photo Maryla Wic
Polish Hunting Dogs | Photo Maryla Wic

The Polish Hunting Dog has been recognised by The Kennel Club with effect from 1 April 2024. The breed will be classified in the Hound Group on the Imported Breed Register.

The Polish Hunting Dog is a medium sized lighter type of hound originally bred in the thirteenth century for hunting in the Polish countryside. The breed is known for its strong sense of smell and has been described as a highly intelligent active breed.

The Kennel Club now recognises 223 breeds of pedigree dog. The last breed to be recognised was the Pyrenean Sheepdog (Smooth Faced) in 2021. Until such time as a Kennel Club interim breed standard has been published, the Polish Hunting Dog is not eligible to compete at Kennel Club licensed breed shows.