Dog Breed: Polish Lowland Sheepdog Characteristics

Dog Breed: dog Polish Lowland Sheepdog Characteristics

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a working dog with a protective nature. This easy going dog has gained popularity due to the excellent characteristics that make him a great companion.


The ancestry of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not very clear. He is though to have descended from the Puli, a Hungarian herding dog, and some Asian dogs such as the Tibetan Spaniel, Mastiff, Lhasa Apso, and Tibetan Terrier.

Throughout history, this ancient dog has fought for survival. Their number went seriously down after WWII, due to the devastation in Polland during the war. Veterinarian Dr. Danuta Hryniewics saved the breed from extinction using his own PON.

This herding group member was recognized by the AKC in 2011.

Physical characteristics

The double coat of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is thick and covers a muscular body. This coat may be present in white, gray, and brown, with some black, gray or white markings.

Males can stand 18 to 20 inches and weigh between 40 and 50 pounds.  Females are 17-19 inches and weigh 30-40 pounds.


This hardworking dog is very intelligent. He has a strong will, which makes him appear stubborn. He does not make friends easily and prefers to be around his family.

Caring for a Polish Lowland Sheepdog

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog can adapt to warmer weathers but he definitively prefers the cold weather. This dog was developed in farms. However, he can easily adapt to apartments or condos.  He needs to be active all the time and mentally stimulated.


This dog can be stubborn sometimes. This is why he needs a strong leadership and a firm hand. Be patient during his training, he does learn quickly but you need to give him a good reason why he has to roll over.

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