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Polish Owczarek Nizinny

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The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a medium-sized, well-proportioned dog with a long, wirehaired coat that usually comes in white or gray with black patches; however, it can also be found in a wide range of colors. Its round head is usually draped in long hair that covers its brown, oval-shaped eyes. It has a straight muzzle and a big black nose.


Traits

  • Clever
  • Happy
  • Cooperative
  • Beautifully shaggy
  • Eager to please
  • Good herders

Ideal Human Companion

  • Families
  • Experienced dog handlers
  • Ranchers & farmers
  • Active singles
  • Outdoorsy types

What They Are Like to Live With

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny has a strong personality. Hardy and loyal, it combines a pleasant temperament with a bold independence. These dogs need firm but positive training from an early age. Being an ancient herder, it may occasionally corral other pets and children, but overall it has a sweet nature and a warm heart: It can’t help that it’s a natural-born worker and protector. The longer you live with a Polish Owczarek Nizinny, the more loyal, loving and dependable it becomes.

Things You Should Know

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny will do perfectly fine in an apartment as long as it gets adequate exercise. Long, daily walks are essential, including time to run free off the leash in a protected area. Naturally curious, it loves having the opportunity to roam and explore.

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny can live as long as 15 years with relatively few health issues, although some may develop hip dysplasia, epilepsy and deafness. Grooming the Polish Owczarek Nizinny does require some work. Brush its long, harsh coat regularly to prevent matting and keep it looking handsome and glossy. The Polish Owczarek Nizinny can also benefit from the occasional trip to a groomer.

Polish Owczarek Nizinny History

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny probably derived from ancient Hungarian herding dogs like the Puli, not to mention various European mountain dogs and herding dogs. First discovered in Poland, the Polish Owczarek Nizinny made a name for itself herding flocks and guarding property in the lowland plains of Eastern Europe.