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The Polish Lowland Sheepdog Shop

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Polish Lowland Sheepdog Breed Summary

Playful, Loyal, Protective, Alert and Energetic

These dogs are from, yeah you guessed it, Poland! They are highly prized dogs within their native country and have been around for a very long time, making them one of the most ancient Polish breeds of all time.

They have since found a large fan base around the world and this is mainly due to both their lovely looks and their kind and loyal natures.

Fun Fact: In Polish, their names are Polski Owczarek Nizinny - have fun pronouncing that one!

Kennel Club Group Herding
Lifespan 9 - 15 years
Height (at the withers) Males 18in - 20in, Females 17in - 19in
Weight Males and Females 30lb - 50lb
Coat Coats are Long, Shaggy and Dense. Topcoats are much Softer with a Dense Undercoat
Color Any Color
Eye color Hazel or Brown
Common health issues Hip dysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), Skin allergies
Other Names Polski Owczarek Nizinny, PON

These dogs are known for their charming and playful personalities. They normally don't mature until quite late, meaning they have puppy traits for at least a year and a half! They are high-spirited and very intelligent, which paired with their fantastic memory makes them fairly easy to train. They form very strong bonds with their owners, and their wariness of strangers and alertness makes them fantastic watch dogs. They are a very energetic breed and need plenty of exercise. For this reason, they best suit a family who already live an active lifestyle that a dog could easily slot into. Overall, they make lovely family pets and have the ability to provide you with years of joy and happiness!

In the waning days of the Roman Empire, the Huns were among the tribes of Asian invaders who spilled into central Europe. It’s believed that Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are the result of breeding Hunnic dogs with native stock in the region now known as Poland. They were bred to be levelheaded flock dogs by day and fearless guard dogs by night. In the 1500s, traders brought this dog to Scotland, where it’s thought they became a piece of the genetic puzzle that formed the Bearded Collie.