So, as I was mindlessly browsing through Instagram, I came across an old friend and to my surprise , I found out that she was a dog mama. She was a mom to a rather special breed, that is, a polish greyhound. This breed seemed to be so elegant and was rather rare, so I decided to connect with her to know more about this special breed and I came to know a great deal about these dogs.
Origin : As the name suggests, this four legged canine hail from Poland, and they are rarely found outside of the country. This elegant canine is not directly related to the Greyhound breed , and it is well known that it descends from the ancient species that used to hunt fox, hare, deer and fox. This breed is one of the rare breeds of sighthounds.
Appearance : It grows for about twenty seven to thirty two inches long and sixty to ninety lbs in weight. These canines have a well-built body and a strong jaw which help them to work under challenging situations efficiently. Their coat has a short , sleek and tensile touch. They have a sleek body and a head with slanting almond eyes , long snout , drooping ears which are medium and narrow and a wide muscular neck, the legs are appropriately proportioned; the waist is thin, ending with a long hanging tail. They mostly appear in three colors, that is, beige, black and tan and blue.
Temperament: These dogs are stubborn ,brave, loyal, energetic, obedient and elegant. They never appear to be incommodious or brawny. They have very strong territorial instincts, that is, they do no like the intrusion of other animals in their territory, and hence, can be aggressive towards other animals , even with the pets they have grown up with.They have little to no fondness for other dogs. They can even hunt or kill non-canine pets. These dogs are very protective and loyal of their family members , they are especially good with children. But they are very suspicious towards strangers and might attack them if they are not well trained. They are happy dogs and enjoy attention from their family members, but they have a dominating character, therefore they require an owner which is well equipped to handle and train dogs according to their needs. Training and socializing these dogs at a very early stage is very important to ensure proper behavior of this breed.
Activity: This breed requires a significant amount of daily exercise to prevent over-zealousness as well as the development of problematic behaviors. They require large spaces to live as they need a good amount of exercise.
Cost and Maintenance : The purchase cost roughly amounts to fifty to sixty thousand. The maintenance cost of this dog is about fifty to sixty thousand annually.Some occasional tests are required to manage the health of the dog which includes a cardiac test, blood and urine analysis, and yearly physical examination.
Average life span: These elegant canines have a good average life span, that is, twelve to fifteen years.
My friend was really happy and joyous to have Daniel (that’s what she named her dog) in her life. She stated that getting Daniel was the best decision of her life and she would cherish his presence forever. After all, nothing can beat the unconditional love of a dog.