Thinking about purchasing an Polish Lowland Sheepdog? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Polish Lowland Sheepdog breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Polish Lowland Sheepdog owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Polish Lowland Sheepdog Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Polish Lowland Sheepdog and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Profile
The Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are medium-sized, strong, muscular, shaggy dogs with a long coat that covers their eyes and body. They may be born without a tail or their tail is docked at birth. Their willingness to please and devotion to their family make them great companions while at the same time a superb watchdog always on the alert for strangers. A Polish Lowland Sheepdog's amusing ways and floppy bodies make them highly lovable. They excel at almost any task they choose to undertake and are highly adaptable and suitable to almost any lifestyle. However, the breed has been known to get into mischief if left in the house alone too long. They can be stubborn and are a very independent breed. They are lively, intelligent and affectionate. They are known to have an exceptionally good memory for a dog - some remembering favors or offenses years after they have happened. The PON has eyes that are said to be "penetrating", and their lovable attitudes make them an ideal choice for the owner with a family.
Other Names: PON, Polish Lowland Nizinny, Polish Owczarek Nizinny, Valee Shepherd Dog
17 - 19 inches; Males: 18 - 20 inches.
Colors: PONs come
in all colors. The most common color is white with black, gray or tan patches.
Lowland Sheepdogs are lively but not to excess, perceptive, highly intelligent
and affectionate. They are graced with an excellent memory, sometimes remembering
actions from years before. They are wary with strangers, stubborn and independent
minded, but friendly and lovable to their family. They are devoted dogs. They
are trainable, though it may be more difficult for this breed. Polish Lowland
Sheepdogs are very alert and will defend their family to any extent. They get
along well with children, and are protective of them. They also do well with
other pets as long as they are socialized. They are a clever breed.
Watch-dog: Very High. Though
they are not usually prone to excessive barking.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Care and
Exercise: Most Polish Lowland Sheepdogs prefer some daily exercise
and many will thrive on as much exercise as you are willing to give them. Their
long coat requires 30 minutes or more of brushing one to two times a week with
a pin brush/comb to keep the coat from matting. Never brush the coat when dry
or use a slicker as this damages the coat/undercoat. Teeth, ears and nails must
be tended to weekly.
Activity: Indoors - low
to moderate. Outdoors - moderate to high.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Health Issues: Usually quite healthy, although there have been some instances of hip dysplasia, allergies, cancer, eye diseases and luxating patellas have been reported. Patent Ductus Arteriosus (congenital heart defect) has also been a health concern with this breed.
Life Span: 11 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
July 1, 1999
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
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