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. 

  1. Ask yourself honestly if you have the time and energy to train and socialize a young puppy.
  2. Do your homework...learn about the breed by reading  and talking to many PLS  breeders.  Learn what testing should be done and check to see if it has been done.  Learn more about OFA or hip testing, OFA's Eye Certification, and  see if the parents have a CHIC number.   --go to the  OFA site  to learn more.
  3. Write down the information from each breeder and any concerns you have about the breed or the breeder. You can use the "My Breeder Record"  below.
  4. Line up a good vet, and find an obedience trainer or club whose methods are fair, firm, consistent and positive.
  5. Puppy proof your home and yard and get the necessary equipment for a puppy.
  6. Learn how to go about buying and training a puppy. Do you want a breeder who will stay in touch with you in the future should you need them?What kind of questions should you ask a breeder? What questions should you be hearing from a breeder?  Most importantly, trust your intuition. If something doesn't seem right, it probably is not.
  7. To begin your journey and learn where to begin visit our Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppy site--

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,Mischievous, 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.


For PON puppy developmental stages visit :   

 Puppy Developmental Stages 

Socialization of Your Pup--Begins Early and Should continue:     Socialization

POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG PUPPIES--how to buy and research


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  

For more information and help:   Polish Lowland Sheepdog Buyers Guide

For a list of PLS  breeders:     Breeders