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Polish Lowland Sheepdog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Polish Lowland Sheepdog so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginPoland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
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Other Names
What other names does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog have? The dog breed also known as...
Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish), Valee Sheepdog, PON, Nizinny, PLS
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Polish Lowland Sheepdog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2001 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Is Polish Lowland Sheepdog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Price
How much does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Polish Lowland Sheepdog price:
$1500-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Polish Lowland Sheepdog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Polish Lowland Sheepdog gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Polish Lowland Sheepdog size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog weigh? Polish Lowland Sheepdog weight:
30-50 pounds (14-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog? Polish Lowland Sheepdog average weight:
40 pounds (18.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Polish Lowland Sheepdog? Polish Lowland Sheepdog height:
16-20 inches (41-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Polish Lowland Sheepdog average height:
18 inches (46 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog have? What does this canine coat look like?
FluffyShaggy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Polish Lowland Sheepdog's coat?
GrayBrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and how often?
Advanced: The Polish Lowland Sheepdog requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Polish Lowland Sheepdog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Polish Lowland Sheepdog, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish)? Polish Lowland Sheepdog shedding level:
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AgileLivelySelfishConfidenceOutrightTemperedPerceptive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Polish Lowland Sheepdog? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Polish Lowland Sheepdog obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Polish Lowland Sheepdog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish) need? Polish Lowland Sheepdog social needs:
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Valee Sheepdog bark?
Average: The Polish Lowland Sheepdog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Polish Lowland Sheepdog good as a watchdog?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Polish Lowland Sheepdog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Polish Lowland Sheepdog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Polish Lowland Sheepdog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish)? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Polish Lowland Sheepdog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog do?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Polish Lowland Sheepdogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Polish Lowland Sheepdog to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Polish Lowland Sheepdog roam?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Polish Lowland Sheepdog have high prey drive?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Polish Lowland Sheepdog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Polish Lowland Sheepdog and children:
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Polish Lowland Sheepdog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Polish Lowland Sheepdogs good office dogs? Do Polish Lowland Sheepdogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Polish Lowland Sheepdogs be ofiice dogs?
No
Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish) temperament with senior people? Are Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs good for elderly owners?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs get along with other pets? Are Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Polish Lowland Sheepdog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Polish Lowland Sheepdog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Polish Lowland Sheepdog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Polish Lowland Sheepdog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Polish Lowland Sheepdog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Polish Lowland Sheepdog be a boat dog?
Not really
Polish Lowland Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Polish Lowland Sheepdog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs have health problems?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Polish Lowland Sheepdog be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Polish Lowland Sheepdog breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog have?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Polish Lowland Sheepdog dogs require per day?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Polish Lowland Sheepdog risk for obesity:
Average. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Polish Lowland Sheepdog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Polish Lowland Sheepdog drool?
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Polish Lowland Sheepdog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Polish Lowland Sheepdog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Polish Lowland Sheepdog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Polish Lowland Sheepdog requires a lot of grooming.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Dog Friendly: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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