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The Polish Lowland Sheepdog translates to Polski Owczarek Nizinny (PON) in Polish. In some European countries they are also known as Nizinnies. This medium sized, shaggy coated sheepdog bears a striking resemblance to the Bearded Collie with its medium long gray and white coat, and the long hair on the head that falls forward over the eyes, giving the expression a sweet, mischievous, and somewhat jaunty look.

The 'ancient' history of the breed, according to the few researched texts that exist, suggest that the roots of breed may go back to early Far Eastern origins, particularly Tibet. Traders from the east would bring their dogs with them and some would be used in trade. A long coated, hard working type of sheepdog was ideal in such cold and hostile terrains that were typical of countries in Northern Europe, and dogs fitting this description were soon selectively bred to good effect. Those that found a home in the Polish countryside were used to guard, herd and hunt, and were known as a Polish "farmer dog". Further selective breeding ingrained in this breed a higher degree of herding instinct - although the hunting and guarding tendencies are still prevalent.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a highly intelligent, highly adaptable dog. In a family environment they love children, especially boisterous ones who can provide the non stop activity this breed delights in.

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