Polish Lowland Sheepdog

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The Polish Lowland Sheepdog seems to have ancestors including the Lhasa Apso and the Tibetan Terrier. He moved across Asia and Europe with his masters, the Tibetan trading people, who moved around a lot. He was first developed in Poland prior to the 16th century where he worked as a guard dog and herder. His name in Polish is Polski Owczarek Nizinny or PON for short. He appears on Polish stamps.

His shaggy, long coat drapes over his eyes and can be numerous colours including gray, black and white, chocolate or white and gray and he may have patches. He suits most lifestyles including apartments. He loves his family but is wary of strangers. Train him from a young age to prevent stubbornness. His coat needs daily brushing to stop it from matting. He needs regular exercise and he’s 17 – 20 inches high.