Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
Oval Pin Brush
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Interestingly, while this breed is not a heavy shedder, much of the loose hair he does shed will get caught up in the long coat if not brushed out. Overall, dogs with coats like the PON do get messier and need more attention if you don't want outdoor stuff brought inside the house!
On the other hand, if you prefer less grooming and don't plan to show your pet, the alternative is to have the coat trimmed much shorter and they will still look adorable!
Characteristics of Polish Lowland SheepdogsThe domesticated PONs have adapted their pastoral instincts toward protecting and loving their human family flock.
They are loyal and loveable pets that have affectionate and sometimes clownish personalities. They are always eager to please and very trainable companions.
The guarding traits of the PON make him a bit reserved and wary of strangers until he is satisfied that they pose no threat.
Although they are not barkers, they will let you know when potential intruders (aka visitors) are approaching your home. Don't worry, the PON is also known for having a very good memory and will remember your friends!
Like most working dogs, these sheepdogs are both intelligent and independent thinkers. As such, they can be a tad stubborn and need a strong leader, as well as training that is firm, yet fair and consistent.
The PON will benefit greatly if he can take charge of some responsibilities around the house. From the time they are a puppy, PONs need to be well-socialized and exposed to a variety of situations, events and people, so that later on they will be able to intelligently differentiate between the things they encounter.
Activity Level? I'm a Sheepdog, what more can I say!Herding dogs, including Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, need plenty of regular exercise including mental challenges. Some of their exercise can take the form of agility games that you play with them, such as flyball or frisbee.
In addition, daily vigorous walks or jogging with a family member will provide them with the physical outlet they require.
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Polish Lowland Sheepdogs - Give Us Some Space!Being a dog with its roots in the countryside of Poland, a rural property with room to run will beat out any other as the ideal setting.
That being said, many of these dogs have adapted to living in apartments. The key is to make sure that the PON receives a considerable amount of daily exercise.
PONs and Children - Size MattersThe Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are gentle and get along well with children if raised with them. They are playful and loving with well-behaved children who are respectful of dogs.
One thing to consider is the age and size of your child with respect to a rambunctious young puppy that can easily herd kids around and may accidentally knock them down.
The best policy no matter what the breed, is to always have an adult closely supervise activities between pets and children.
Elderly Or SedentaryThe Polish Lowland Sheepdogs bond closely with their owners no matter what their age and have been used in therapy situations.
An elderly or sedentray person may be lucky enough to find one of them that is mature and has a more mellow demeanor. Two important considerations would definitely be grooming and exercise, which are more intense with this breed.
Resource: PON Breed Club
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