Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Breed stats

Breed group Pastoral Size Medium Life span Over 10 Years Exercise More than an hour per day Grooming Every day Coat length Long Coat sheds? Yes
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog may look cuddly but they need plenty of opportunity to exercise their body and brain.

They are a medium-sized, shaggy dog with a lot of hair around their forehead, cheeks and chin, which gives them a friendly appearance. They are quite well muscled and broad and all coat colours are acceptable.

They may have descended from corded herding dogs and have excellent herding skills although today are often more of a pet. With firm and clear training, they can make a happy, dependable and affectionate family dog. They are intelligent, fairly easy to train and have an excellent memory. Naturally child-friendly, they can be wary of strangers, but are generally good with dogs and other pets. They are bred to be a working dog, to be outside and follow instruction. As a result, they need a lot of mental and physical exercise.

Regular grooming is needed, at least once a week, to keep their coat free from matting. They are a hardy dog with no known health problems.

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