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|
|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!