Buying a PON puppy is one of the most important decisions you can ever make. It is a lifetime commitment of often 12-15 years and should not be taken lightly. A Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppy, if properly trained and socialized , will become an amazing, loving unique dog. When asked what a PON is like, owners often answer"You have to own one to understand...there are no words to explain." Below are some helpful guidelines.
When contacting potential PLS breeders it is important not to rely on your memory but write down your thoughts. The link to the My Breeder Record will be most beneficial to you in making your final decision...
A Polish Lowland Sheepdog Puppy is
Observant, Curious, Loving, Stubborn, Manipulative,Mischievious, Loyal, Clownish,Challenging, Very, very Manipulative
Never let them do as a puppy anything you don't want them to do as an adult...they have an amazing memory.
What is a Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppy?
All these and more make up the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and a PON puppy is no more than a young adult Polish Sheepdog.
ARE YOU READY?
For a list of PLS breeders go here: Breeders
Socialization of Your Pup--Begins Early and Should continue: Socialization
POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG PUPPIES--how to buy and research
BREEDERS OF MERIT
Do NOT be misled because a breeder has AKC's Breeders of Merit connected to it. Breeders of Merit basically shows that a kennel or its owners have been actively involved in AKC. It does not necessarily mean that the person socializes well, trains well for home pets, keeps there breeding stock in the best of conditions, etc.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppies require much involvement between the PON breeders and new owner before they even leave their home if they are to grow up as well adapted Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppies and adults. The five requirements for being a breeder of Merit as stated on the AKC site are the following:
1. Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events
2. Earned at least 4 Conformation, Performance or Companionevent titles on
dogs the bred/co-bred
3. Member of an AKC club
4. Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your
breeding stock as recommended by the parent club--hips should be
with OFA or Penn Hip and the eyes should have Cerf Certification.
5. Demonstrates a committment to ensuring 100% of the puppies
produced are AKC registered.
To learn more about the Breeder of Merit certification and what that means for the owner as well as to view the questions asked on the application visit
BREEDERS OF MERIT