Polski Owczarek Nizinny

This dog is very muscular and has a thick long coat. This dog has a medium sized and compact body structure. It always has an alert look on its face and is very vivacious. The head of this dog is medium sized but should not look heavy and is somewhat low. It has a well-defined stop, and the muzzle and skull are moderately wide and slightly rounded. Its eyes are medium sized, oval, and have a hazelnut color but should not stick out. Its ears have a heart shape to them and are big in the base and are somewhat highly inserted. The neck has a medium length, is strong, muscular and should not have any dewlap on it. Its shoulders should look strong and the front legs should sit evenly on the ground. This dog's body is actually more rectangular than it is square, the chest should be long and the wichers well marked and its back should look straight. The hind legs should be well angled. The coat is long, thick and abundant, with a soft undercoat. The hair should be straight or slightly wavy. These dogs come in different colors and spotted. The average height is around forty-five and fifty centimeters in the case of the males, and for the females around forty-two to forty seven centimeters.

Ideal owner:
This wonderful prairie Polish dog is a hairy dog that doesn't let off a bunch of hair… very convenient. It is an excellent choice as a family dog and is very affectionate with children. Since it is an independent work dog, it likes to make its own decisions and tends to test its owner with this often. It has a very good memory and is very loyal to all of the members of its family. It shows a lot of self-control and has a very balanced character with people.

At eight weeks of age this dog should weigh around four kilograms. When it is a puppy it should look like a stuffed animal without a tail. Obviously as with any dog, the future owner of this dog should first study up on and find out about this breed such as what its behavior and character is supposed to be like etc, to be able to pick one out the right way. Besides making sure it has a good body structure and good health, make sure to focus your attention on its behavior, and avoid a puppy that looks nervous or aggressive. As an adult this dog is very suspicious by nature and can be quite reserved with strangers, but it should not be fearful. It grows at a good rhythm and according to breeders it reaches its physical maturity at eighteen months of age. At adolescence its coat changes from its puppy coat to its adult coat and the color changes as well. You can expect its temperament to change as well from a kind puppy to a suspicious adult.

General health:
Since this is not a very common breed, to the contrary it's a very rare breed, there isn't very much veterinary information about it. According to breeders and veterinarians in its country of origin, there is not enough evidence to be able to gather conclusions about hereditary conditions. It does seem to be subject to the common problems that affect all the breeds, and it seems that the diseases that have been seen in it are individual cases rather than specific ones the breed is subject to. Obviously the breeder and owners will need to take the necessary precautions as far as x rays goes and progressive retina atrophy check up as well as check for hip dysphasia. Some breeders in the United States have observed swelling and allergic skin reactions and because of this brushing and grooming is very important throughout the whole year. This dog has a life span of around twelve years or more.

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