Did You Know?
Also known as Chart Polski, the Polish Greyhound is from exactly where you’d think. Conventional wisdom says it’s been in Poland since the 13th century, in fact.
Back then, it would have been used to hunt game in packs. Quarry would have included deer, wolves and foxes but especially ‘bustards’ (a large Polish bird). The Polish Greyhound’s speed would have been absolutely essential, as they would have had to keep up with men on horseback during the hunt.
During communism, these dogs were associated with the nobility, and targeted by the government, nearly eradicating them.
Luckily, however, some were still used to hunt game secretly. And, so instead of facing their final curtain, these brave and loyal dogs survived the Iron Curtain – and still very much thrive today.
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