You are excited because you are getting a new
puppy or even an older dog!
You have decided that the POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG, known also as a PON (in Poland as the Polski Owczarek Nizinny) might be the breed for you. But what do you really know about the Polish breeds? You know that getting a dog of any kind should be a long term committment and you want to be sure this is the right breed for you! You want more Polish Lowland Sheepdog information.
This site and its sister site which focuses on breeders and what to look for when buying any of the Polish breeds will greatly help you do your homework.
You want to find a good breeder,one who will give you honest, pertinent information before you make your final decision about whether this breed is the breed for you. You should speak with several breeders before making a decision so let's begin with a few pertinent facts.
This site is not set up to sell you a puppy! It is set up to help educate you and help you make the right decisions.
This website's owner first got into the breed over 28 years ago, and as such was one of the first pioneers in getting to know the earliest of the Polish breeds to be introduced in the United States. As one of the founders of the parent club she has been dedicated to promoting the breed while protecting its integrity for many years. She, along with 7 others, who were also Polish breed lovers and breeders, organized a club to both provide information to owners everywhere as well as provide a social network for breeders, handlers, and people who wanted a pet.
Her dogs as pets, even though she did show and breed, were most important to her and the puppies she bred were meant to go to good homes where the new owners understood what they were getting. Good breeding and good homes were foremost in her mind, even though she did enjoy showing her dogs.
She has been an owner, breeder, and handler. She has bred several litters of puppies over time. She finished many champions. Her Polish sheepdogs were all among the foundation stock when the breed went into AKC where its present registry is kept. She has trained and showed her dogs in obedience as well.
Today her prime interest is in helping promote and protect the breed which she hopes to do by helping to educate people. She presently has only one , Shadow,who is a neutered pet. While still very active in the breed, personal reasons have limited her ability to show and breed. Her goal is to help you find the right breeder and the right puppy. Most puppies in the breed go to good "pet" homes where they are loved and adored. Finding the right home for the right puppy is most important. Socializing and training your puppy are the keys to a wonderful adult dog.
If you have other interest such as showing, agility. obedience,herding, etc., information on where to begin is also provided on this site. So let the journey begin...
So what words will a good breeder use to describe the breed?
Observant. Curious. Stubborn. Manipulative. Mischievious.
Loyal. Clownish. Intuitive. Challenging
VERY, VERY INTELLIGENT
If you are prepared to deal with these traits and others and have a personality that can say "no" and mean it when needed, this might well be the breed for you! Enjoy both this site and its sister site, learning as much as you can about the breed. Good luck finding the right puppy and the right breeder, .