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Polish Lowland Sheepdog


Illustration of Polish Lowland Sheepdog

The Polski Owczarek Nizinny is the name of the breed in Poland and this it is shortened to the acronym and they are affectionately known as PONS. He is often born without a tail and his compact build owes something to the Puli which is credited as an ancestor. It is thought that there were Polish Lowland Sheepdogs in Scotland from the 16th Century, brought by Polish sailors and exchanged for other animals, so he might well have played some part in the ancestry of some of our native sheepdogs.


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The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.

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