Height: 16-20 inches
Weight: 30-35 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
Also known as the Polish Lowland Sheepdog.
Their compact size and merry disposition make Polish Owczarek Nizinnys (PONs)
a good choice for apartment dwellers.
They are extremely loyal and devoted to their flocks/families, but they
are sometimes aloof and suspicious with strangers. They do well with children
if raised with them and treated gently and with respect.
They may fight with strange dogs but can get along with other animals, such
as cats. In obedience training, they require firm and confident handling.
The outercoat of the PON is long, dense, and shaggy and covers the eyes;
the undercoat is soft and dense. All coat colors are seen; the most common
colors are cream, black and white, and wheaten.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The PON needs to be brushed and combed daily to avoid matting. This dog
needs several brisk walks and romps daily.
The PON, a herding dog, originated in the 13th century in Poland.
The PON is not suitable for inexperienced owners.
Breed-related health concerns include patent ductus arteriosus.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club