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Polish Lowland Sheepdog Breed Profile
Polish Lowland Sheepdog fact file
KC Group: pastoral
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: yes
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs originated from Poland in the 1500's. They evolved from ancient herding dogs and this breed is thought to have contributed to the Scottish Bearded Collie and the Dutch Schapendoes. The ravages of World War II nearly led to the breed's extinction, but luckily a few Polish breeders managed to revive the breed and today they are more often than not family and companion dogs, and are often seen in the show ring.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Character
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are animated, alert and watchful. They are lively yet self-controlled, very clever with excellent memories. This makes them easy to train but as they are do intelligent, they will not follow commands blindly and frequently make their own decisions! They are affectionate and loyal to family members and are very good with children and other dogs and pets. However, they can be wary with strangers and will certainly let you know when you have visitors
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Size
They are medium sized, stocky and strong. The breed standard height for dogs is 43-52 cm and weight range is 18-20 kg. The height for bitches is 40-46 cm and the weight range is 16-18kg.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Health
This breed is fairly resilient and has a low susceptibility to illness. They can survive on low quality diets and you should be careful not to give them too much protein in their diet, as it could lead to overheating and obesity. Some skin inflammations and allergic reactions have been reported. On average they live up to 10-12 years
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Special Care
A hardy breed, little special care is required beyond keeping their vaccinations and worming up to date.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.