POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG (Polski Owczarek Nizinny)
in the photo Flora, one most likeable PON nearly 5 months of Laura
FCI-Standard N° 251 / 07. 08. 1998 / GB
TRANSLATION : Mrs. Peggy Davis.
ORIGIN : Poland.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 07.08.1998.
UTILIZATION : Easy to handle, he works like a sheepdog and guard dog. Moved to urban city life, he is a very good companion dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs
(except Swiss Cattle Dogs).
Section 1 Sheepdogs.
Without working trial.
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GENERAL APPEARANCE : The Polish Lowland sheepdog is a dog of medium size, compact, strong, muscular, with a thick long coat. His well groomed coat gives an attractive and interesting appearance
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS : The proportions of height at withers to length of body is 9 : 10. The ratio length of muzzle to length of skull is 1 : 1 ; yet the muzzle can be a little shorter.
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT : Of a lively but tempered disposition, vigilant, agile, intelligent, perceptive and gifted with a good memory. Resistant to unfavourable climatic conditions.
HEAD : Medium dimension, proportional, not too heavy. The thick fur on the forehead, the cheeks and the chin give the head a look of being heavier than it really is.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Not excessively broad, slightly rounded. Frontal furrow and occipital protuberance noticeable.
Stop : Well accentuated.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : As darks as possible in relation to the colour of the coat with large nostrils.
Muzzle : Strong, blunt. Nasal bridge straight.
Lips : Fitting well; their edges are of the same colour as the nose.
Jaw/Teeth : Strong jaws. Teeth strong, with scissor or pincer bite.
Eyes : Medium size, oval, not protruding, hazel colour, with lively and piercing look. The rims of the eyelids are dark.
Ears : Hanging, set rather high, of medium size, heart-shaped, wide at base; the fore edge is close against the cheeks; very mobile.
NECK : Of medium length, strong, muscled, without dewlap, carried rather horizontally.
Out line : Rather rectangular than square.
Withers :Well accentuated.
Back : Flat, well muscled.
Loin : Broad, well fused.
Croup : Short, slightly truncated.
Chest : Deep, of medium width; ribs quite well sprung, neither flat nor barrel-shaped.
Underline and Belly : Outlining an elegant curve towards the hindquarters part.
- Short tail or stumpy-tail, very shortly docked tail.
- Undocked quite long and very hairy tail. At rest the tail is hanging; if the dog is alert, the tail is gaily curved over the back, never curled or lying on the back. Undocked tail of medium length, carried in different manners.
FOREQUARTERS : Seen in profile and from the front : Vertical and straight. Stance well balanced due to a strong skeleton (bone structure).
Shoulders : Broad, of medium length, oblique, clean cut, very muscular.
Pastern : Slightly slanting in relation to the forearm.
Forefeet : Oval, tight toes, slightly arched pads really hard. Nails short, as dark as possible.
HINDQUARTERS : Seen from GO BACK TO LIST: Vertical, well angulated.
Thigh : Broad, well muscled.
Hock : Well developped.
Hind feet : Compact, oval shape.
GAIT/ MOVEMENT : Easy and ground covering. Walk or trot smooth (whitout much vertical displacement). The dog often ambles when he walks slowly.
SKIN : Tight fitting, without any folds.
HAIR : The whole body covered with coarse hair, dense, thick, and profuse; soft undercoat. Straight or slightly wavy hair is acceptable. The hairs falling from the forehead cover the eyes in a characteristic manner.
COLOUR : All colours and patches are acceptable.
Height at the withers : Males : 45 - 50 cm.
Females : 42 - 47 cm.
The dog must retain the type of a working dog; consequently his size must not go down below the standard; he must neither be too weak nor delicate.
FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.Automatic translate from inseparabile.com
With every probabilit it has common origins with the native of Bergamo like dog imported in Polonia from the Fenici just from such province.
Of medium ransom with a height comprised between 43 and i 52 cm for i males and from 40 to 46 the females, its weight must be inferior to the 30 chili. the head very proporzionata with the hair that fall back on the snout covering or leaving as soon as to catch a glimpse the eyes the tartufo large and black and the set of teeth to scissor with jaws many forts the orecchie are to wide shape of heart and falling back with appuntito nose.
The strong and muscoloso body while the tail or comes amputated or however rudimentale.
The long hair and abundant cover the entire moved animal falling back towards the bottom, do not have in some case to be curly.
The colors are: every color also with spots admitted.
Been born like dog from flock today, also thanks to its bonariet and ubbidienza, an optimal dog from company that to the occurrence it knows to become a good dog from guard and defense.
TEMPERAMENT And CHARACTER
Formidable memory has one clean good also and an optimal companion for the children.
Dog much resistant one to the diseases and that it does not introduce some genetic tare.
it goes fed in complete way and without to exaggerate.
Pu living to the open on condition that it has a shelter (cuccia).
It goes at least once brushed to the week.