While Polish Lowland Sheepdogs were originally hardworking farm dogs, they now make wonderfully brave, confident, intelligent, lively, and good-natured house pets. If you are considering bringing home a Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppy, the following breed information will help you decide if this is a good fit for your lifestyle.
In terms of size, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are 17-20 inches tall and 30-50 pounds in weight. The average lifespan for this breed is 12-14 years.
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are very playful and highly affectionate with family members. They get along reasonably well with other dogs and are patient and tolerant with young children provided they are socialized with kids and other animals as puppies.
A Polish Lowland Sheepdog is typically moderately reserved with strangers. However, this is breed is highly vigilant and has a strongly protective nature and characteristic penetrating gaze. As a result, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs make excellent watchdogs.
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are highly adaptable and can adjust easily to changing routines. Apartment dwellers can consider this breed but novice pet owners should consider other breeds. They are sensitive dogs in general and should not be left alone for long periods. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs adapt equally well to hot and cold climates.
It is fairly easy to train a Polish Lowland Sheepdog with a reward-based approach. However, the training requires some experience in handing dogs as this breed can be somewhat stubborn and dominating.
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have moderate energy levels and moderate to high mental stimulation needs. A large fenced yard is ideal but Polish Lowland Sheepdogs also enjoy long hikes or walks with their owners. Prospective owners of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs should know that they can be quite vocal and bark quite a bit.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s long double coat requires a lot of grooming care including a thorough brushing once a week. It sheds low to moderate amounts. These dogs are not heavy droolers but may drool occasionally.
Overall, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a versatile, adaptable, muscular four-legged companion who is confident and lively but can be slightly stubborn.
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