American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Association


PL Sheepdogs  NOT ONLY HERD, BUT can do other things equally well.

Some dog  breeds were once used to help keep the barns free from vermin.  The object of the barn hunt is to continue this tradition and what is for some breeds most natural.    While most often thought of as belonging to some of the terrier breeds, it is now been shown true that certain other breeds such as the Polish Lowland Sheepdog  can excel at this as well.

The rats used are kept in very safe containers  and are only used a few times before they are given rest.   It appears that this is something the PON may well excel in and it was  found to be very exciting to watch a PON  think and figure out exactly what has to be done.

It is something that requires both natural instinct and training.   If you want something new and different to try with your Polish Lowland Sheepdog give some thought to trying out this new activity!

PONs and Barn Hunting

First Champion

One of  the newest recognized AKC titles  that can be acquired , this fun to watch and fun to participate activity is based upon a dog's natural instinct to hunt.  Below are some links where you may learn more about this exciting event which Olek, a Polish Lowland Sheepdog, owned by Benigne D. has already begun to explore and not only explored but went on to become the first  PL Sheepdog Champion.

 JAN. 26.2014

Today Olek went on to receive another title


Olek goes for it!
Which tube has the real rat and where is it?

OLEK....owned by Benigne Dohms 1st Pon to get Title!

Instinct tests and trials are being held  thoughout the country. This activity has become more and more popular as it has become known.  Go to the  B.H.  Association  link above to learn whether or not there is an activity near you which you and your Polish Lowland Sheepdog may participate or even observe to see if it is something you'd like to give a try.