Polish Lowland Sheepdog Information

"From breeding to training...what you need to know"

 

Dickens is a Gentleman,

sometimes

 

Our very own Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Dickens, shows that

 he is quite the gentleman as he

leads his very best friend around the

 dance floor.  This

is his rendition of

 a Blues Brothers performance. 

NOTE: Do NOT let your PONS become bored.   When a PON becomes bored your PON breeders will tell you he is apt to find something to amuse himself.  PONS are very creative.   They are known for being escape artists, talkers,sneaks, etc.   They wll often tell you if they don't like something and can become very pushy about what they want to do.  They are persistent and PON breeders will tell you that you are the one that has to set limits.  

CONFORMATION and DANCE

CONFORMATION
Dog shows (conformation events) are intended to evaluate breeding stock.  The size of these events ranges from large all-breed shows with over 3000 dogs entered, to small local specialty  club shows, featuring a specific breed. The dog's conformation (overall appearance and structure,)an indication of the dog's abilitly to produce quality puppies , is judged.

AKC registration means a dog, its parents, and its ancestors are purebred.  It does not indicate health or quality.  Dogs registered with AKC can have their offspring registered and compete in AKC events. 

If you are interested in showing your dog off, think it would be great to work one-on-one with your Polish Lowland Sheepdog then talk to PON breeders about getting the right dog.  Handling classes are recommended and can usually be found by contacting your local AKC club.

For learning more about AKC dog shows and showing contact: 

DANCE


So you love to dance and you love your PON?  Here's your chance to become a true partner with your dog.  Become a dance partner.  This is a sport that was started several years ago and is gradually growing in popularity as more and more people learn about it.  To the left are some pictures of one of our very own PON owners dancing away to the music of the Blues Brother?  Do you recognize this PON known as Dickens  or this person he leads around the floor? 


For more information contact the following three sources of information:           musicaldogsport 

                                                 canine-freestyle

                                                worldcaninefreestyle

PET AND BEST FRIEND

Let us not forget one most important thing.  First and foremost our Polish Lowland Sheepdog wants to be not only our pet but a best friend.  He wants to be treated like a family member, and as such he must obey the rules. All of these other activities may provide extra enjoyment, and create a great bond, but the real important key to making a great PON is letting him know everyday he is important to you.  Just doing that, he will be your best friend for life!  He is intuitive and he will know, sometimes before you do, how you feel.  So just let him know often you love him!

**Some of you may wonder about the name PONS.  It came from the shortened form of the original name of the dog when it came to this country...Polski Owczarek Nizinny Sheepdog, thus PONS. **
BARN HUNT
The Barn Hunt Association and the AKC have announced that as of April 1, 2013, the Barn Hunt will be a recognized title in the area of Performance Events.   Canines have long been used to help keep barns free of vermin so it is a natural that some breeds will be able to compete in learning to locate "vermin".   They are beginning to hold events and you can learn more by visiting their website.  Who knows, you could have the first PON to have the BARN HUNT TITLE.  For more information visit