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Polish Lowland Sheepdog
|Polish Lowland Sheepdog|
|PON, Nizinny, PLS|
|Country of origin|
|Classification and breed standards|
Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, traded a shipment of grain for sheep in Scotland in 1514, and brought six PONs to move the sheep. A Scottish shepherd was so impressed with the herding ability of the dogs that he traded a ram and two ewes for a dog and two bitches. These dogs were bred with the local Scottish dogs to produce the Scottish herding dogs, most obviously the Bearded Collie.
Almost driven to extinction in World War II, the PON was restored mainly through the work of Dr. Danuta Hryeniewicz and her dog, Smok, the ancestor of all PONs in the world today, who sired the first ten litters of PONs in the 1950s. The breed standard was written with Smok as the model, and accepted by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in 1959.
- Polskiego Owczarek Nizinnego Klub (Poland, in English)
- American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club
- Canadian Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club
- The Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club (UK)
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