All colors; most common is white with black, gray or tan patches.
Polski Owczarek Nizinny Breed
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Polski Owczarek Nizinny Breed Description
2 to 6
Dogs: 30-35 pounds
Bitches: 28-33 pounds
Dogs: 16-20 inches
Bitches: 14-18 inches
AKC Herding Dogs
PON, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Nizinny
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.
The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a curious, muscular, agile dog. This is an animated, happy, and alert dog with a good memory. It is a working dog at heart; it once watched over herds and flocks on the Polish plains.
It is responsive to firm, fair obedience training; but it is also clever, strong-willed, and likes to think for itself and make its own decisions. This dog learns quickly and is very willing to please; however, it can be willful at times. Socialization at an early age is a must. This breed needs a firm and consistent owner. It has been known to get into mischief if left in the house alone too long. It is excellent with children when raised with them from puppyhood.
It can be friendly with other dogs and usually does okay with other non-canine pets. The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a serious, responsible dog, though it could bite if provoked. It makes an excellent watchdog and guard dog; it has been known to thwart even a bear to protect a child. It may nip at people’s heels, displaying herding behavior. As a working dog for many centuries, this dog is happiest when it is given a job to do; it is lively and clever enough to work sheep alone.
This breed needs plenty of exercise, playing an active game of catch or Frisbee, or joining agility classes are just some of the things you can do to keep your dog simulated and happy.
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 this is quite a healthy breed although there are some instances of hip dysplasia. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. Allergies and eye conditions can occur and should be monitored. To minimize the risk of your dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable breeder.
Cooler climates are preferable for this dog. Though this breed remains a good choice for farm life, it may also be amenable to apartment living, as long as it has work to do, and is taken outdoors and exercised frequently.
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