Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog


The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, also known as the Polish Owczarek Nizinny, is a breed of dog that has been traced back to the 13th century. They were, and still are, used to herd sheep and protect them hence the name. They are a fairly rare find in the United States.


Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are restless, because of their unbelievable amount of energy and stamina. It is best to keep them outside to run and play freely, rather than being kept indoors where they can tear up furniture and cause messes. They are at their happiest when let to roam outdoors.


Polish Lowland Sheepdogs need a good grooming on a daily basis, if possible. Their shaggy fur gets dirty easily and, when not tended to can create matting of the coat. Brushing about once a day can help to deter the collection of debris in the fur. Otherwise, this breed is quite healthy.


The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is of a medium build with good muscular structure. They have a noticeably shaggy coat with long hair that normally covers their eyes. This breed makes dependable pets with a great enthusiasm for athletics and work. It is a well trusted breed due to its impressive loyalty to its owner.


Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have double coats. The top coat is noticeably long and thick. The under coat is a softer type of fur, but still as thick. It's best to keep these dogs in cooler temperatures if possible, as their large amount of fur can cause them to become overheated and uncomfortable.


Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have a defiant mind set and a will of their own. They can be disdainful of other dogs of their gender, but if raised and trained from a puppy, this dog can make a fiercely loyal and competent companion. Otherwise, it is advised to keep them outdoors and let them work.


There is almost no way to train Polish Lowland Sheepdogs when they’re adults. It is best to get a hold of them while they're still puppies and teach them to be sociable and obedient. They are great for herding and protecting cattle and sheep, and are even better if trained with consistency and discipline.