Why is the APLSA doing the 

American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Association International Health Survey 

 at this time?

1. The data we have about PON health is quite outdated and piecemeal.
2. Without accurate data , we won't know how to help breeders  focus on improving the
      breed.
3. Without accurate date, we won't know which research causes (diabetes, thyroid,
     cancer, eye health, etc.,) would be most beneficial to the breed and so we can't focus
     our efforts accordingly.
4.  Without accurate data, we can't give honest information to people who are looking 
      to get into the breed.
5.  We need pet owners to fill in the survey because oftentimes breeders won't, can't, 
      or would rather not fill it out themselves.  The pet owners spend the most time
      with their pets and know their health and behavior better than the breeder.
6.  All the questions on the survey are completely voluntary, so you don't have to
      answer anything that you'd prefer not to answer. 
7.  The first step to help improve our breed is to know what our strengths and 
      weaknesses are.
8.  White there is no due date, we'd like to get enough responses to be able to get 
      meaningful data.
9.  The survey will be open in case you have additional dogs or changes to add later on.
10.Even if your PON is now healthy we need to know that also...you can always enter
      any further information at a later time---the survey remains open. 

Want to learn more about PON health, ask health questions, etc., join the closed Facebook Group called Polish Lowland Sheepdog Health Discussion and Forum.  You must first belong to Facebook.

Method 1- FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DONE THE  GOOGLE  APLSA INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY  THIS  HEALTH SURVEY  WILL NO LONGER BE USED AS WE ARE MOVING  ON TO METHOD 2.  FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE DONE IT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW SURVEY MONKEY DATA.  THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS. 

Method 2-  THE  APLSA HEALTH  SURVEY WILL SHORTLY BE AVAILABLE VIA SURVEY MONKEY   and in addition to the url being available on line publicly at this site and other places, private invitations will be sent out ,  Not only will the survey be made readily available, but it will be put out in English, Polish , and German initially. We hope to have this available very shortly.  It is presently going into the trial stage.  Stay tuned and you will hear more.  

Please do our survey.  It is important to our future.

The APLSA cannot emphasize enough the importance of the American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Association International Health Survey.  A great deal of time, energy,  and money has been spent on it and it is the hope of the APLSA that people who own PONS , past and present, healthy and non-healthy will do this survey so that we can get an accurate picture of just exactly what the problems are we are facing in the breed.  We welcome all people from everywhere to take part and hope you will do so.   All information about your specific PONs  (Polski Owczarek Nizinny) will remain confidential .  We welcome your responses.  Method 2 is not available yet but will be very shortly.   

AMERICAN POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY

If you have questions email 

OVERSITE HEALTH COMMITTEE