Polish Owczarek Nizinny - Facts You Must Know Before Adopting Polish Owczarek Nizinny

  • 15/01/2011

Breed Description

Also called the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, the Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a medium-sized working breed. This rugged-looking dog has an athletic breed, often disguised by shaggy coat. They typically weigh around 30-50 pounds, and may reach between 17-20 inches tall.

Coat

The coat of the Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a double coat. The outer coat is long, shaggy, and dense that covers their eyes, with an undercoat of dense and soft in texture. Any coat color can appear, but the most common ones are black and white, cream, and wheaten.

Activity

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a working breed of dog. This breed once watched over flocks and herds in Poland. They are not suitable for city or town life, unless owners can provide them a lot of exercise and stimulation. Since this intelligent dog requires a job to do and constant stimulation, playing active games such as Frisbee or catch is ideal for this breed. They can also join agility classes to keep the Polish Owczarek Nizinny happy and stimulated. If, however, they are not meant to work, they should be taken on a couple of long brisk walks on a daily basis.

Temperament

The animated, alert, and happy Polish Owczarek Nizinny has great memory. This affectionate, obedient and intelligent breed can be reserved and watchful around strangers. These dogs make great watch dogs, and will gladly announce visitors by barking. They are responsible and serious, and could bite if provoked. They are excellent with children if reared alongside them. They can also be friendly towards other dogs, but may be too domineering.

Overview

The compact-sized Polish Owczarek Nizinny is generally cheerful. This breed is loyal and extremely devoted to their families/flock. They are often aloof and suspicious towards strangers, but will generally do well with gentle children.

Care

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny doesn't require that much grooming. They will need brushing once or twice weekly to keep their coats clean and in tiptop condition. Clipping can also be done once every few months. The coat of this breed should never be brushed when dry, as this damages the coat. Ears, nails, and teeth should be cared for weekly.

Training

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a highly intelligent breed that is eager to please and relatively easy to train. They are able to learn obedience, even agility if owners have the time. But, this dog may not easily obey commands. So, patience is crucial in training this breed. Clicker training with positive reinforcement has been said to be the most effective for this breed.

Character

A working dog at heart, the Polish Owczarek Nizinny is rarely used as a lap dog. This breed has been trained as a herd dog, and can get restless if left isolated or kept indoors for a long period of time. They nontheless make a dependable and alert companion.

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