Polish Lowland Sheepdog Information

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

THE CHOCOLATE PON

There is no color standard for the PON...any color is acceptable.  One of the rarer colors is the chocolate.   Chocolates come with variations also.  Some are all chocolate coated and some are a mix of chocolate and white.  They must , however, to be called a chocolate have no other color on them.   The nose must be chocolate and oftentimes the eyes will be lighter than on other PONS.  However, a word of caution.  Never buy a PON just because of its color.  The color may fade  or in some cases even darken as the dog ages.  

PON Stories

 
The PON has always been creative and unique.  Now maybe one has even gone to the extreme to show what it can do on a hot day!   Other ideas welcome!
So smart and So Cool!
Sometimes smart;sometimes naughty. What is the story?

MOSELEY'S STORY

MOSELEY 'S STORY ONLY GOES TO SHOW HOW TALENTED A PON CAN BE.  HER ABILITY GOES WAY BEYOND THAT OF A PRETTY FACE  .   THERE ARE MANY WONDERFUL THINGS OUT THERE TO DO WITH YOUR PON AND TRACKING AND AGILITY ARE AMONGST THEM.  WATCH MOSELEY IN ACTION UNTIL THE DAY SHE RETIRES TO BEGIN HER NEW LIFE PLAYING WITH LOTS OF GREAT TOYS!  IT IS A STORY YOU WILL NOT SOON FORGET...I KNOW I DIDN'T, AND WHEN I DID THIS WEBSITE I WANTED HER TO BE A PART OF IT.  I HAD LOST TRACK OF ELIZABETH, WONDERED ABOUT HER AND MOSELEY AND THEN ONE DAY A FRIEND CAME ACROSS HER AND I WAS ABLE TO CONNECT WITH HER AGAIN  AND AS A RESULT, YOU , TOO, CAN SHARE IN THIS UNFORGETTABLE BOND BETWEEN MOSELY AND HER OWNER. 

 

AS AN ADDED NOTE, MOSELEY MAY BE THE MOST TITLED PON EVER.  AT HER RETIREMENT SHE HAD RECEIVED OVER 100 TITLES IN SIX DIFFERENT SPORTS.   NOW THAT IS ONE SENSATIONAL PON and PON OWNER!

News Flash....Ripley Become a "Fashionista" Model

Looking as shiek as ever, and adding to his already famous resume as the dog who performed so many wonderful tricks at the APONC National Specialty in November of 2011, Ripley has now gone on to broaden his career. He has now begun a modeling career.  

 

On Saturday night,January 21, 2012, Ripley's mother Gloria helped him put together  a wardrobe that would again make him a star.  Participating in a Fashion Show he wore an original trenchcoat fashioned by Gloria.   In a more formal mode he wore a Vest/Shirt/Tie ensemble re-fashioned by her from the Goodwill Men's department.  He looked so handsome!

 

Gloria and Marty say he sure is a superstar, both at home and on the runway!  I think we would all have to agree!


PONS have an Amazing Memory

They say elephants have amazing memories , but I doubt they can compare to a PON.  Years ago my Cas chased a kitten into a hole in the garage at a friend's house about two hours away from me.  He spend the rest of the day watching that hole...of course the kitten had gone in and out another way.   Three months later we went back to visit that friend, and Cas jumped out of the car and headed straight back to that hole where again he spent a good part of the day.   This story came to mind as I read the story of  Boris's experience with the Diamond Ring.  Click on the PDF file to read of another extraordinary talent of the PON....The Diamond Ring.

Mick Does It Again...no not the skunk

 

Most people who know about Mick know he is the number # 1 skunk chaser. But there is another side to him.

From JJ

Last week I bought a bushel of peaches, put it on the kitchen counter.  Left the room briefly.  Of course, Mick pulled the bushel to the floor.  He and IIulu ate about 6 peaches apiece and bruised the rest.  Yesterday, I had picked a large box of tomatoes.  Since I am sometimes capable of learning, this time I left them in the garage....Mick opened the garage door...Wish I had my camera!

        Meet  Angel...

a PON who does therapy

  sent  by Bobbi B.

Angel, Sweet Angel.  A  PON pup from  Swancrest kennel.  She came to our home at 14 weeks.  I truly believe that this pup understands English.  She communicates her needs to me and others very clearly.  Since she was slightly below the standard for show, I had her spayed.  But I knew that she needed more than just a relaxing, pampered life.

 

I had her trained at Compatible Canine Center in Boston.  With one on one and group training it was soon clear to me that Angel was destined for a life as a therapy PON.  Her nurturing ability was a natural for her.  I had her tested on the Boston Commons for her Canine Good Citizen certificate.  She was only two years old and passed with flying colors.  Her ability  to focus on me and follow instruction was acute from that day forward.

 

I then got in touch with Pets for People.  We were placed at Brigham and Womens' Hospital where we visited patients who were critically ill.  I then realized that it would be much more fulfilling to visit a facillity where we would work with the same patients long term.  I was there able to see the impact that she made on peoples' lives.  

 

We visited the woman in the picture below weekly.  I was initiallly told that she was too ill to have any response to me.  I stood by the door with Angel each week until I would get a response from her.  This woman told me stories about dogs that she had in her life.  Angel was an angel in this woman's life at this moment.  She remembered us week to week.  She would come to life during our visit.  It was a true miracle!

 

The therapists at the center were quite intrigued by this.  Our list of weekly visits became long and satifying to all concerned.  She would play ball with this one gentleman who was wheel chair bound.  I was told that he didn't like to come out of his room.  After watching us from his room he would come out just to watch but not interact.  Soon to everyone's surprise he was participating.  He could barely communicate but it was just enough for Angel to understand.  He would toss a ball and she would run for it.  She'd place it back ever so gently in his lap to start the whole process over again.  How amazing that she understood that he was not able to bend down to pick up the ball or play tug of war with it.  They communicated this to each other in their own way.  The nurses and other patients in wheel chairs would watch us with joy.

 

We worked at this facility for a few months until we moved to western Massachusetts.  I am currently not doing any therapy work with her but would rethink if an opportunity would arise.  It is not only satisfying to the patient but to the PON and handler as well.  I always felt that Angel was here to make others as happy as she has made us!

 

It's no wonder that we so easily named her Angel.

 

Note:  Bobbi has since relayed to me that since writing this story she knows she needs to get Angel back to doing therapy.

Angel doing her PON thing---therapy!

Do you have a story?  Want a place to show your PON doing his antics?   Or looking beautiful?  Here is your chance.  Write a small story and send a photo to info@polishlowlandsheepdoginfo.com

and you may find yourself on the website.  Only first names and last initials will be used