Zanoza Chart Altair and Zanoza Chart Anouk, approx. 4-1/2 months old, playing "Bitey Face"
The Chart Polski, also known as the Polish Greyhound, is a self assured and confident sighthound. They tend to be reserved in temperament, are brave, strong, fast, are incredibly agile and have great stamina. They are fiercely devoted to their family. Charts are powerful, muscular, and less refined than other short haired sighthounds.
Chart Polski have been present in Poland since the 13th century and likely goes back to Asiatic sighthounds of Saluki type.
The first litter was born in the United States in 1991 and was bred by Betty Augustowski from dogs she brought here from Poland. I was lucky enough to own one of those puppies, Elzbieta's Awanturnik, and so my love affair with the breed began.
Internationally, dogs are registered thru their Country of Origin, with those kennel clubs being recognized and operating under the guidelines of the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).