Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Breeding group : Herding
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GENERALBreed group: Herding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Competitive obedience, Herding, Tricks, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 30-35 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & White, Brown & White, Gray / Salt & Pepper
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 12 ÃÂ 15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
This dog is called the Polish Lowland Sheepdog because it worked for a long time on the lowland plains. This breed comes from corded herding dogs of Hungary and from other small, long-coated mountain herders. Because of the World War II, this breed was brought near extinction. The breed was rescued by some Polish breeders. It is now very popular in Poland and is often used as a companion or a herder.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog can come in all colors. The most common colors are white with black, gray or sandy patches, or gray and white, or chocolate. As it grows up, the dog gets lighter.
The coat is long, dense, generally straight and bushy. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog has a soft and thick undercoat. The coat can be slightly wavy.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a lively, happy and alert dog with an excellent memory. This is a very intelligent and obedient dog. Eager to please, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is very easy to train, but can sometimes be strong-willed. It is very affectionate and loving with its family, but can be somewhat reserved and watchful with strangers. Serious and responsible, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog could bite if provoked; however, they are very good with children. This dog is very adaptable, which makes it a great traveling companion.
This breed has no major health concerns. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog must be brushed at least once a week to prevent matting. This breed is an average shedder.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog learns very quickly, but is also strong-willed. It needs firm and consistent training with a dominant master as it tends to think by its self and do what it wants to.
This is not a dog for the city. It needs a lot of mental and physical stimulation. This breed enjoys agility, catching a Frisbee and they always need a job to do.