Thinking about purchasing an Polish Tatra 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 Tatra 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 Tatra 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 Tatra 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 Tatra 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 Tatra Sheepdog and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Polish Tatra Sheepdog Profile
This big, strong, impressive shepherd dog called the Polish Tatra Sheepdog is resistant to climatic conditions. Podhalanskis, another name for this breed, have an all white coat. They do best in northern climates, as they have a thick, long woolly outer coat. Their eyes are deep and brown, and are slightly slanted. They have medium sized drop ears and large feet. Their long tails have been used by humans for sturdiness during a dangerous trek through the mountains. These dogs have special intelligence and instinct, and they are very watchful. Tatras are distrustful of strangers, but faithful and completely devoted to their master and his family. They can be rather independent, exerting their dominance over anyone if nobody else exerts dominance over them. They should be socialized and trained when they are young to know who is master. The Tatra sheepdog is a proud dog and just like any social animal it needs constant contact with its master. They are especially alert at night, often voicing their complaints and warnings to anything nearby. Their imposing attitude and beautifully massive appearance make them a good guard and companion dog.
Other Names: Owczarek Podhalanski, Tatrzanski
Height: 23 - 34
Color: White only.
Tatra Sheepdogs are calm, intelligent and alert. They like to bark at night.
They are very discerning and sensitive. They are calm, affectionate with family
and very protective of them. They are wary of strangers and can appear threatening
to them. They will bite if threatened or pushed to their limit. They have a
placid and cheery attitude otherwise. Polish Tatra Sheepdogs are independent
at heart, and need training to be told who is boss. They are social dogs and
greatly enjoy being with family.
Watch-dog: High. They are
not shy when it comes to something being out of place or unusual. Owners have
remarked at their tendency to bark a lot at night, and are thought to be even
more alert at night than during the day.
Polish Tatra Sheepdog Care and
Exercise: Grooming is moderate with occasional brushings. Owners
have reported this breed to be relatively easy to keep groomed.
Activity: Medium. Tatras
have a rather low stimulation threshold.
Polish Tatra Sheepdog Health Issues: Allergies, cataracts, epilepsy, hip dysplasia and bloat. Bloat is a common health concern to most dogs, being the largest killer of dogs second to cancer. It is also referred to as gastric torsion or twisted stomach.
Life Span: 11 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
Polish Tatra Sheepdogs
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