Polish Lowland Sheepdog Information

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


The pictures to the  right of the text are in memory of the once very active Shaggi PONS Kennel.  These dogs who lived to  be  10-13 years old  have all passed now except for Shadow,the present pet.   the picture on the right is  his puppy picture, but he is now about 7 years old. Memories abound as these were some of the very first of the Polish breed to be shown and bred in the United States. They were often the first seen by anyone in the U.S., at a time when they were still named after their Polish name, which is Polski Owczarek Nizinny.

To join others in  learning more about the Polish Lowland Sheepdog visit  the American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Association .   For merchandise for your PON or dogs in general vist the PONtique Boutique or the Amazon PONtique Boutique which is found at the PONtique Boutique.

For merchandise the PONtique Boutique


This site is sponsored by the American Polish Lowland Sheepdog AssociationTHIS SITE IS NOT SET UP TO SELL YOU A PUPPY!  IT IS  SET UP TO HELP GIVE YOU ACCURATE PL SHEEPDOG iNFORMATION and HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECIS ION, Is the Polish Lowland Sheepdog right for you?  It is truly  a great breed but at the same time it is not a breed for everyone or every family. Are you interested in a pet, or do you want to do more such as tracking and agility and more.
The  American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Association NEW WEBSITE  is now up and running.  
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You are excited because you are

getting a new puppy or even an older dog

Is the PON dog ,as the breed is sometimes called the  right  breed for you?  To find out continue reading.

You have decided that the PL Sheepdog, known also as PONs (in Poland as the Polski Owczarek Nizinny) might be the breed for you.  But what do you really know about this  Polish breed? You love the idea of a long-coated shaggy dog, but are you willing to groom?  Are you someone who would want to keep the PLS clipped down?   You know that getting a dog of any kind should be a long term commitment and you want to be sure this is the right breed for you! Do you have the time to socialize and train a very
smart,intuitive dog?Do you want to learn more about  Polish Lowland activities for you and your PON dog.  You want morePL Sheepdog information and this site will  help you by giving you information and giving you additional resources as well.
 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.What do you want from a Polish Lowland Sheepdog...a loyal companion to be a devoted family pet?  Or are you someone who is interested in adventuring  into tracking and agility and more?  Your first step is to decide why you want a PLS and  secondly, what  Polish Lowland activities would you like to do:   tracking and agility.rally, conformation, lure coarsing, therapy, barn hunt  and more, or maybe your interest us  conformation, dance or  flyball. There are several Polish Lowland activities on the left for you to learn more about.   The real question is, is the PL Sheepdog right breed for you?  it may well be.   Our sister site will help you in your decision on how to buy and train a puppy, but there are things you must first know. 
You want to find a good  breeder,one who will give you honest, pertinent PL Sheepdog 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.
The webmaster first got into the PL Sheepdog over 35 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. The American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Association evolved from this early club .
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, having been in the PON dog breed for over 30 years,  her prime interest is in helping promote and protect the breed which she hopes to do by helping to educate people.  She lost her latest Polish Lowland Sheepdog,Shadow,who was 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. Question is: Is the Polish Lowland Sheepdog right for you?

If you have other interest such as showing,

agility, obedience, herding, tracking,

barn hunt, 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.


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!

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