Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Also known as: Polski Owczarek Nizinny
Breed origin: Poland
Original purpose: Herding sheep and cattle.
AKC recognized: 2001
AKC group: Herding
Height: males 18 to 20 inches;
females 17 to 19 inches
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All colors are acceptable, but the most common colors are white with either black, gray or sandy patches and gray with white, or chocolate.
10 to 12 years.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is confident, lively, intelligent, active, and loyal. They have a strong desire to please, but tend to be dominant if their owners are not able to provide strong leadership. They are somewhat aloof and suspicious of strangers, but are extremetly loyal to their family and gentle with children. They adapt well to different living environments, including apartments.
Good with children?
Good with other dogs?
OK for inexperienced owners?
OK in apartments?
Good jogging partner?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
obedience, rally, herding, agility, tracking, flyball
A brisk walk daily or 20 minutes of play time would be sufficient, but they enjoy and can handle as much exercise as you can give them.
Brush and comb once a week. They shed very little with regular brushing. Bathe at least once a month.
Known health problems:
Hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism.
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club Rescue