Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Description

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is an average size breed that has a well-muscled body. Its shaggy coat that is long and slightly covers its eyes and completely covers its body is probably its most distinguishing feature. The coat is very thick. This breed is very well built. The breed typically does not have a tail.

Temperament

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a very pleasant and fun-loving breed. It is great with children and other pets. However, it gets along better with other pets when they are raised simultaneously. The breed shows affection and is very smart. It is an average watchdog and guard dog. Its high intelligence level makes it easy to train, however, it has a tendency to be very independent and stubborn.

Height and Weight

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is about 17-20 inches and weighs an average of 30-50 pounds.

Health Problems

Good health is common with the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. However, there are some health problems that may plague this breed. The most common conditions include hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and cancer. Although rare, some types develop cataracts.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog can easily adapt to outdoor or indoor living conditions. It is recommended that the breed reside in a fenced yard of average size to make sure it gets plenty of exercise.

Exercise

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog does not have a high activity level. Types that are kept outdoors will get sufficient exercise. Indoor types are more apt to be inactive and require more opportunities for exercise.

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is 11-14 years.

Litter Size

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog has an average of 4-5 puppies.

Grooming

Brushing the coat of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is important because the breed’s coat can become matted. It is imperative that the owner of this breed spend some time every day brushing and checking the coat. If the coat does become matted, it is best to wet the coat before brushing or combing out the matted hair.

Origin

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog was developed in Poland. It is an ancient breed

Group

Herding

Color

Shades of gray and a combination of black and white are the acceptable colors for the Polish Lowland Sheepdog.