Polish Lowland Sheepdog Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Polish Lowland Nizinny, Polish Owczarek Nizinny
  • Size:Medium
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Low/Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Walking daily and occasional runs
  • Energy Level:Medium/High
  • Protection:Medium/High
  • Good with Children:Yes, when brought up with them
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:Male: 40-50; Female: 30-40 lbs
  • Height:Male: 18-20; Female: 17-19 inches
  • Coat Colour:White with patches of gray, sandy, chocolate, and black.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Coat

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a double coat breed. The outer coat is thick, long, straight, shaggy, and dense. The hair covers the entire body including the head and eyes. The under coat is dense and soft. This Polish Lowland Sheepdog breed is an average shedder.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Character

Polish Lowland Sheepdog's are compact, of medium-size, muscular, and strong. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is independent, agile, athletic, and durable. They are alert, clever, and keenly perceptive.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Temperament

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is not recommended for first time dog owners. This is a breed that has a strong-willed mind of it's own. They are aggressive toward dogs of the same gender and are not recommended for homes with cats or other small pets. As a working breed they were never intended to be household pets; boredom leads to destructive behavior. Polish Lowland Sheepdog's are loyal and protective of their family, home and territory and suspicious and aloof of strangers. They do well with children they have been raised with. This breed is not recommended for fastidious homes. They are extremely messy as their coat collects all manner of debris.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Care

Polish Lowland Sheepdog's requier daily brushing to prevent the coat from matting and to remove loose and dead hair. Bathing should be done when necessary. This is a healthy breed with no known health issues. They do best in cooler climates.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Activity

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog breed is not recommended for apartment living or for sedentary owners. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They do best in a large securely fenced yard or a rural setting with a job to do. They enjoy hiking, biking, running, and family interaction. This breed excels at tracking, herding, obedience, and agility.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is around 12-15 years, and these are generally healthy dogs. A few health issues to look out for with the Polish Lowland Sheepdog are PDA, HD, allergies, and thyroid problems. The parents of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.