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Polish Owczarek Nizinnys

Aliases: Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Valee Sheepdog, Berge Polonais de Vallee

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Obedience Training For This Strong-Willed Dog

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny, sometimes known as PONS, is a herding dog native to Poland. There it worked with larger more aggressive dogs to herd sheep. It was bred to be intelligent and fairly independent so as to make good decisions on how to help herd the livestock for them to avoid dangerous obstacles and continue towards their goal. It is a strong-willed dog, but it is also very affectionate and caring. This combination of temperament of independence and a desire to please can mean that your Polish Owczarek Nizinny appears trained one minute, and completely ignores its training the next. [...]

Cute And Annoying Herding Behavior In Your PON

A PON (Polish Owczarek Nizinny) is a dog that was bred to help larger dogs herd sheep. While the larger dogs acted as guard dogs and protected the flock from intruders, the PON was busy guiding the flock away from dangers and towards their final destination. This makes the PON a very intelligent animal, somewhat independent, but with a much more affectionate outlook than other herding dogs. [...]

The Difficulty Of Procuring A PON

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny (PON) has had several survival crises since World War I. Many of the dogs that were in Poland were killed by invading armies since they were found to be defending farmhouses that were in the path of the invasion. By the time World War I had ended, there were only an estimated 150 PONs in all of Poland. Despite this, the breeders who loved this very useful and affectionate dog began to breed more Nizinny. This brought the breed back somewhat from its demise before World War II struck. The breed almost became extinct at that point. [...]

How To Socialize Your PON And When You Have Other Pets

A Polish Owczarek Nizinny, PON, is a wonderfully affectionate dog once it is socialized properly. It has come from a long line of sheep herding dogs that take great pride in being part of a family unit. There are certain things that bring out the loyal and affectionate nature of the dog, while downplaying some of the natural suspiciousness of the breed. The trick to socializing your dog is to start early and to include all members or your family, even other pets in the household. [...]

Keep Your PON Busy

A content and dutiful PON is a joy, but a PON that is not kept busy and has no sense of purpose can get in a lot of trouble. This dog was bred to be in charge of a flock and so it naturally wants to have a certain level of exercise and be considered an important part of the family unit. If you do not exercise the dog enough or give it something to do, like watching a child, it can easily become stubborn and willful and completely mischeivious. This dog is very intelligent and also seeks to be challenged in the types of tasks you set for it. [...]

A Dog For People With Allergies

The PON is a longhaired mid-size breed dog. Technically, the fur does not shed and this is good for people with allergies. However, it does tend to pick up water, mud, leaves, and any other things that are outside the home. Since the PON must be exercised daily, if you have allergies, this dog should be kept away from any areas with weeds that might stick to the hair and be brought into the home. Other than that, the breed really doesn’t shed, as such, the coat merely mats and needs to be groomed regularly to keep in good condition. [...]

Scheduling Fun And Play For Your PON

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny (PON) is a very agile and active dog. It prefers households where it can be in the midst of all the activities and even take part in them. This comes from its long history of helping humans in their shepherding activities where it played a key role of guiding the sheep away from danger and moving the flock along. For a PON to be happy, it has to have a regular schedule of activity, fun, and play at all times. [...]

A Dog That Is Highly Intelligent

As a herding dog, the PON (Polish Owczarek Nizinny) has a natural intelligence and independence to make its own decisions. It has developed this capacity to learn and to judge its environment from years of breeding. This can be a good character trait as well as a bad one, depending on how the dog fits into the family unit. [...]

Weird Facts/Did You Know?

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny has a few names. Some people shorten it affectionately to the abbreviation PON. Others call it the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. This dog is the epitome of the shaggy dog. It has a very thick coat that is considered non-shedding and hypoallergenic. The tail is naturally bobbed. The dog has a long lifespan ranging from 11 to 14 years of age. [...]

A Dog Comfortable In Different Environments

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny, sometimes referred to as a PONS, is a dog bred for helping larger dogs to herd livestock. In the United States, the dog would also be called the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. This is a medium-sized dog that has a very even temperament. These dogs were bred to be used with larger, aggressive dogs that actually guarded and protected the flock, but that was not their primary role. Instead, they helped to keep the livestock in line and away from any dangerous areas. They are intelligent, well mannered, but can still be somewhat suspicious of strangers. For this reason, they can make ideal dogs for almost any environment, whether it is a country home or a city apartment. [...]

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