Polish Lowland Sheepdog

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This ancient breed of shaggy herding dog is thought by many to be the missing link to the ancestry of such breeds as the Old English Sheepdog and the Bearded Collie. Known since the early 16th century this breed is used as a versatile herder in its native country of Poland.This medium size breed is very intelligent and easy to live with. They are affectionate to all people, but are somewhat aloof until they get to know you. These dogs make good city companions that have moderate exercise requirements.

Country of origin: 
Poland
Size: 
MALE : 50lbs (23kg)FEMALE : 30lbs (14kg)
Grooming: 

The coat is long, thick and shaggy that mats easily and should be brushed regularly. All colors are allowable, including piebalds.

Temperament: 

The ?PON? is good with kids as well as other animals.

Trivia: 
Another name for the breed is Polski Owczarek Nizinny. Polski translates to Polish and is pronounced <em>pol' skee</em>. Owczarek - the w sounds like a v and cz has a ch sound, <em>ahv cha' rek</em>. Nizinny is pronounced <em>ni gi' nee</em>. In Poland they are referred to as PONsÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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