- Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Country/Date of origin:
- 16 to 20 inches
- 30 to 35 pounds
- A happy, upbeat companion that has all of its herding instincts intact.
- Intelligent and is said to have an excellent memory.
A sheep-herding breed, which has not been seen outside of its native Poland for very long. It has been rumored that it played a part in the creation of the Bearded Collie, although this is unsubstantiated. At the end of World War II the breed had almost disappeared. A Polish veterinarian dedicated himself to resurrecting the Nizinny with two dogs and six bitches that had survived the war. The adorable appearance, quick wits, and handy size give this breed a very good chance to become popular.
- A small, shaggy sheepdog that resembles a miniature Bearded Collie.
- Hanging ears are not altered.
- Naturally tailless or if not, the tail is docked.
- Thick coat is long and harsh. Should be slightly wavy.
- All colors are permitted but the most common are white with or without colored markings, and solid gray with or without markings.
- High amount of grooming required to keep coat from matting.
- Seasonal shedding.
Health and Wellness:
- A healthy breed in spite of its limited genetic heritage.
What you should know:
- The PONS, as it is called in the United States is an up-and-coming breed.
- It is already wildly popular in western Europe.
- Puppies will be difficult to find and costly.