Learn about the temperament and personality of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Polish Lowland Sheepdog photos.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, or "PON" for short, is lively, watchful, intelligent, confident, and fearless. He works as a herding dog and a watchdog, and also makes a great companion for the right family. A PON has a strong temperament and individuality. He was born to guard and he does it well, patrolling his territory with earnest. He is an independent thinker and can be stubborn. He needs an assertive owner and consistent training from an early age, or he will dominate his master. If they trust and respect their owner, PONs are easier to train. They are usually easy to housetrain. A PON needs an active lifestyle. He loves to spend time outdoors. He thrives with one or two good walks each day, and loves to have a job to do, such as agility work. If a PON gets bored, or doesn't get enough exercise, he will destroy your house and your flower garden. He is loyal, affectionate, and loving toward his family. He thrives on having close contact with people. He is gentle with children if socialized around them at an early age, although he might try to herd them. He also does well with other animals, especially if socialized. He is often suspicious of strangers. He is a professional barker and will alert you if anything unusual is going on. All in all, the PON is perceptive, curious, sincere, happy, and very adaptable. They are spirited yet stable, and they mature quickly. They are smart and have excellent memories.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Training
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Shedding
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Grooming
The medium-length coat of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.