The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a medium-sized, strong, muscular, shaggy dog with a long coat that covers its eyes and body. Usually its tail is docked, but it is not unusual for the puppies to be born without a tail. Its willingness to please and devotion to its family makes it a great companion.
It is a superb watchdog, always on the alert for strangers. This is an obedient, intelligent, affectionate, and highly lovable dog.
All colors; most common is white with black, gray or tan patches.
Long, wire-haired coat. It needs to be groomed thoroughly with a brush once a week with a pin brush/comb to prevent matting. Never brush the coat when dry or use a slicker as this damages the coat/undercoat. This breed is an average shedder.
Usually quite healthy although some instances of hip dysplasia, allergies, cancer, eye diseases and patella luxation have been reported. To minimize the risk of your dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable breeder.