Breed Background

         The official name in Poland, its country of origin, is Polski Owczarek Nizinny - or PON for short.
          Whether it is called a PON, Nizinny, or Polish Lowland sheepdog, this is a dog that one learns to appreciate.


          This "small bobtail" with a cheerful disposition has been described as rugged, sturdy, spunky and courageous. Even though it may have a tendency to be opinionated and headstrong, it is readily trained due to its remarkable intelligence and phenomenal memory.

          Bred originally to herd sheep, the PON has adapted well to urban life while still retaining its "sheepdog characteristics".
The PON was first seen at an exhibition in around 1924 and later, in 1932 a first unofficial description of this remarkable was made.

          After the Second World War the breed had all but disappeared. Fortunately because of devoted fanciers of the breed and a few exceptional specimens such as Smok z Kordegardy that the breed was revived and is now not threatened with extinction.

          The PON is used less and less as a herder but it has successfully adapted to becoming a family and companion dog. It has become an excellent guardian of home and family. One is never disappointed with a PON.

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It is readily trained due to its remarkable intelligence and phenomenal memory

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