Polish Lowland Sheepdog

USD $1500-$2000 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 176
Origin Poland
Other Names Nizinny, PLS, PON, Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish), Valee Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1500-$2000
How much does a Polish Lowland Sheepdog cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1500 to $2000 on your Polish Lowland Sheepdog if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Polish Lowland Sheepdog from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 30-50 pounds (14-23 kg)
Height 16-20 inches (41-51 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 2001 as a Herding breed. And FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Purpose sheep herding
Date of Origin 1500s
Ancestry Lhasa apso, Puli, Tibetan terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fluffy, Shaggy
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Gray, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Fawn, Gray, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Clipper, Dematter, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Agile, Confidence, Lively, Outright, Perceptive, Selfish, Tempered
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 4 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Polish Lowland Sheepdog have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, also known as the Polski Owczarek Nizinny (PON), is a medium-sized herding dog that originated in Poland. It is a strong and agile breed with an alert and intelligent expression. The PON has a long, shaggy coat that comes in various colors including white, gray, black, and brown. Its coat can be either straight or wavy and it has a thick undercoat to protect it from cold weather. The PON stands between 16-20 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 30-50 pounds.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is an intelligent breed with an independent streak. They are loyal to their owners but can be wary of strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. They are active dogs who need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy; they love to run around in open spaces or play fetch with their owners. The PON is also very protective of its family and will bark when it senses danger or unfamiliar people approaching its home.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is generally friendly towards other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if properly socialized from puppyhood; however they may try to herd them if given the chance! They are also very adaptable dogs who can live happily in both rural or urban environments as long as they get enough exercise each day.

The temperament of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is usually calm but alert; they make great watchdogs due to their protective nature but should never be aggressive towards people or animals unless provoked first.

The health of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is generally good but like all breeds there are some potential health issues such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, epilepsy, allergies etc., so regular vet checkups are recommended for this breed too!

Overall the Polish Lowland Sheepdog makes a great pet for active families who have plenty of time for exercise each day; they are loyal companions who will always look out for their family’s safety!


The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a herding dog breed that originated in Poland. The breed almost became extinct during World War II, but was saved and eventually became popular in the United States and other countries. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a descendant of the Puli and other herding dogs of Central and Eastern Europe. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2001.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a medium-sized, shaggy-coated herding dog. The breed is intelligent, lively, and affectionate. The coat is long and dense, with a thick undercoat. The coat may be any color or combination of colors, including black, white, gray, brown, blue, or fawn.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is an active breed that needs plenty of exercise. The breed is well-suited for agility and other dog sports. They are also excellent companions for active people who enjoy hiking, biking, or jogging.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog was used for centuries to herd sheep in Poland’s lowlands (hence the name). The breed almost became extinct during World War II, when many dogs were killed by invading soldiers. Fortunately, a few dogs survived and were used to reestablish the breed after the war.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog first came to the United States in 1966 when two dogs were imported from England. The breed gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s as a companion dog and working dog. Today, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is still used as a working dog on farms and ranches; however, they are more commonly seen as companion dogs and family pets.