Polish Owczarek Nizinny Puppies & Breed Information

Polish Owczarek Nizinny

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Polish Owczarek Nizinny Breed Information


Breed Group: Herding

Weight: Male: 40-50; Female: 30-40 lbs

Height: Male: 18-20; Female: 17-19 inches

Color(s): White with patches of gray, sandy, chocolate, and black.

Overview

Also referred to as the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, this breed originated during the 13th century. The Polish Owczarek Nizinny's were used in the herding and guarding of sheep and cattle as well as companions. This breed was nearly extinct after World War II with only two males and one female surviving. Those three are the foundation of all of the Polish Owczarek Nizinnys of today. This breed is relatively rare in the United States.

Character

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny breed is compact, of medium-size, muscular, and strong. The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is independent, agile, athletic, and durable. They are alert, clever, and keenly perceptive.

Temperament

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny 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 Owczarek Nizinny 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. Polish Owczarek Nizinny's are extremely messy as their coat collects all manner of debris.

Care

Polish Owczarek Nizinn's require 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. Polish Owczarek Nizinny's do best in cooler climates.

Coat

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny 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 breed is an average shedder.

Training

Early socialization and obedience is a must. Bred to think independently and solve problmes on their own, the Polish Awczarek Nizinny has a tendency to be manipulative and dominant. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.

Activity

Polish Owczarek Nizinn's are not recommended for apartment living or for sedentary owners. The Polish Awczarek Nizinny 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. Polish Owczarek Nizinny's enjoy hiking, biking, running, and family interaction. This breed excels at tracking, herding, obedience, and agility.

Ownership

If you are looking for Polish Owczarek Nizinny puppies for sale from reputable Polish Owczarek Nizinny breeders or to adopt Polish Owczarek Nizinnies from a Polish Owczarek Nizinny rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Polish Owczarek Nizinny puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Polish Owczarek Nizinny puppies that make great pets.


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