Polish Lowland Sheepdog (PON) is a robust sheepdog with roots in
Tibet. In fact, it is said that the heavy fur which covers the
eyes of this sheepdog is a natural adaptation to the glaring
sunlight of the region. Nomadic tribes traveled with the
ancestors of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs during their migration to
European countries and the breed became established among the
local population. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs developed a
reputation for hard work, loyalty and strong herding instincts.
The breed's herding instincts have survived for centuries and
even today, they still need a job and will attempt to herd their
human families in the absence of sheep. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
(PON) lovers will appreciate reading the PON Digest online
publication to learn more about this beloved breed.
information to help PON Lovers raise their furry
The Central Florida
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Fanciers Club
The Central Florida Polish
Lowland Sheepdog Fanciers Club is proud to
announce that we are now the only AKC full status
regional club in the US with the position of
holding Championship awarding points shows.
We are AKC club number 6389...
We are presently working on a regional specialty
to be held in connection with the Brooksville,
Florida show in November. We invite all PON
owners to come and join us for this event and join
us at Panther Bend for a PON party and picnic that
The Florida club holds fun events for PON owners
and there is not a requirement that you be a
member of the club to attend - just own a PON. We
hold them at our 38 acre site on the Withlacoochee
River near Brooksville known as "Panther
Bend" at Running PON Lane - it used to be an
Indian Village and is a great place for fun
gatherings. We hold fun matches to introduce
owners to the art of showing and just to have fun
along with cookouts and event to share PON stories
where the laughing will not disturb the neighbors.
We are planning a herding event and have an
agility course setup for those with the courage to
try or enough drinks under their belt to be brave
and not notice the others laughing.
Go our club site at www.floridaponfanciers.org for
further information. All are welcome - come
join us anytime.
Turn on your GPS and click - Florida --- then
click - Dade City --- then click - Running PON
Lane --- then click - go to.
All the best.
Those who blindly follow are usually blindly led.
Web site: http://www.premierpons.com
Florida Club site: http://www.floridaponfanciers.org.
The Club run by PONs for PONs...
Introducing Amy from Eukanuba. BOS and Best
Bred By. She was also BOS at the National in
Memphis.Only shown twice in 2008. CH Bogdanka's
Amazing Amalia (CH Czort Nerita X CH Nowinka
Owned and Bred by Norm Bogdanow, Martin
Cabral & Beverly Wilson
Central Florida Polish
Lowland Sheepdog Fanciers Club
The Central Florida Polish
Lowland Sheepdog Fanciers Club has received
approval from the AKC to hold licensed
championship point events. This is a goal
we have worked years to achieve and I want to
thank each and every member for their assistance
in reaching this goal. We are the only AKC
approved Regional Club in the US and you should
be proud of your accomplishment.
This PON picnic to celebrate
will be one of many yet to come. We had 26
humans and 21 PONs attend along with a few
honorary PONs for the day and there was not a
cross bark anywhere - everyone had a good time
and of course the PONs complained that they
could not have any of the BBQ but did get their
share of treats.
We are presently working on
future programs for our PONs and announcements
will be made as time nears for the functions.
Congratulations to all and many
thanks for your support.
AND BISS Champion White Star's It's A Sirius
Family Affair "BRADY MAN"
Brady is the only American Bred PON to
win an ALL BREED BEST IN SHOW AND THE NATIONAL
HE IS THE #1 RANKED PON IN BREED
POINTS (AKC statistics through October 31,
HE IS THE #2 RANKED PON IN ALL BREED (AKC
statistics through October 31st, 2008)
HE IS A MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER
and, he's only 2 years old.
Brady's great conformation and
temperament comes from a wonderful combination
of American Bred and Polish Bred PONs...perhaps
the "best of the best."
On Brady's Mom's side:
Ch White Star's Sweet Little Liza Jane (Ch
Zhiggins Goral White Star Z Banciarni and Ch
White Star's Tao of Pooh)
Ch White Star's Tao Of Pooh (Winnie) (World Ch
'97 Elzbieta's White Zinfandel (Olivia)
and World Ch '99 Polish Hills Batman The Caped
Great Grandmother: World Ch '97
Elzbieta's White Zinfandel (Olivia) (Marney Z
Elzbieta and Elzbieta's Mufinski)
On Brady's Father's side:
Ch White Star's Paddington Bear (World Ch' 97
Elzbieta's White Zinfandel and Ch Romans Kosy
Z Gangu Dlugich)
Grandfather: Ch Romans Kosy Z
Gangu Dlugich (Ch Furman Konkury and Ch Ulana
Z Gangu Dlugich)
Great Grandfather: Ch Furman
Konkury ( Ch Amal Z Banciarni and Alka Konkury)
Brady was bred by Merrilee and Jeff
Cirtwell, and was co-owned with their best
friend, Julane White, until earlier this year,
when Julane became terminally ill and passed
away October 1, 2008. Brady is now owned
by Norman Bogdanow, who also owns the very
famous Ch Nowinka Kosy Dziechcinek.
Brady is lovingly handled by Martin Cabral and
**The Team of White Star PONs and
Bogdanka PONs wish to dedicate all of Brady's
Special Achievements, in loving memory of
Julane White, who passed away October 1, 2008,
never getting to see her dream of winning a
National Specialty and Best In Show, with her
beloved Brady, come true. We know she
will always be with us in spirit.
National Specialty Winner, Group 1
and Best In Show on Saturday October 11,2008
PPA Certified, Master Photographic Craftsman, Arnold,
The results of the
Florida PON Club A-Match held in Lakeland Florida on June
6th, 2008 are:
session with French PONS at the Dog show : Chartres
Ch Nowinka Kosy Dziechcinek,
received her 100th Group Placement in Salt Lake
City, Utah. Winkie is owned by Norman and Susan
The Central Florida Polish Lowland
Sheepdog Fanciers' Club
The Central Florida Polish
Lowland Sheepdog Fanciers' Club is pleased to
announce AKC approval for our A-Mach to be held in
Lakeland, Florida on June 6th, 2008. The match
will begin at 11:00 AM and a mailing for
registration is on the way - anyone wishing to
sign up and not receiving a mailing please
contact: Elaine Newnham or myself and you will be
sent a premium list immediately. Hope to see
everyone there for a day of fun.
want to inform you about a new
Database for the Polski Owczarek
with at the moment 21.992 PON's
including a lot of pictures.
(Japan, Poland, Germany,
Netherlands, Belgium, United
Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark,
Italy, Switzerland, France,
The program I'm using is Pedserve.
Hope this program will be useful
for all the PON-breeders around
When your PON is
scheduled for a tooth cleaning or
any other surgical procedure which
requires anesthesia, it is of
utmost importance that food is
withheld at least twelve hours
prior to surgery. Not only will
this prevent your PON from
vomiting and inhaling stomach
contents during surgery, but it
will also reduce nausea as your
PON regains consciousness. This
advice is vital for the well being
of your PON and needs the
co-operation of all family
Please click on the link for
the complete article:
go to the dogs ... and cats By DUNSTAN
PRIAL, Standard-Times staff writer
The human health benefits of cranberries
have been recognized by medical science
Now the cranberry industry hopes the
nation's millions of pet owners will apply
the same concept to their beloved cats and
A study to be released today by UMass
Dartmouth's Center for Business Research
has identified the $14 billion-a-year pet
food industry as a potentially wide-open
market for the slumping cranberry
lipped mussels for
alleviating arthritis in dogs.
Green-lipped mussel (Perna
canaliculus) is a New Zealand
shellfish, from which an extract has been
shown to be useful in the treatment of
rheumatoid arthritis and
Green-lipped mussel inhibits
inflammation in the body. Although
inflammation is normal under certain
conditions, consistent inflammation
can result in pain and damage to the
body, including the joints.
Please click on the link for the
towards a well balanced Healthy PON digestive
The concepts of Yin and Yang
contributed to the Chinese scientific
system, particularly in fields like
biology and medicine The organs of the
body were seen to be interrelated in the
same kinds of ways as other natural
phenomena, and most understood by
searching for cause and effect. Illness
was seen as a disturbance in the balance
of Yin and Yang caused by emotions,
heat or cold, or other influences. Therapy
thus depended on accurate diagnosis of the
source of the imbalance.
PON owners can readily apply Yin and
Yang to their management of PON nutrition
and ultimately to solving digestive
Please click on the link for the
Some dogs can have adverse
reactions to drugs such as
ivermectin, loperamide , Imodium®
, and others. It was previously
unknown why some individual dogs
were sensitive and others were
not. Advances in molecular biology
at the Veterinary Clinical
Pharmacology Laboratory at
Washington State University's
College of Veterinary Medicine
have led to the discovery of the
cause of multi-drug sensitivity in
by Lori S. Mohr (First Aid For Dogs - Tim Hawcroft)
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is the process
of breathing life back
into an unconscious human. A similar technique can
also work effectively on dogs.
The signs that indicate the need for CPR include
unconsciousness, lack of
arousal, lack of physical movement, or eye
blinking. These symptoms can occur
from drowning, choking, electrical shock, or a
number of other situations.
The key to canine CPR is remembering the ABCs:
European sources have
confirmed the effective use of vinegar for
flea control. To be sure of complete
protection, please spray often (every
hour) and pour a small amount of
apple cider vinegar into your PON'S
drinking water on a regular basis.
Please click the link
for the complete article and formulas:
you are one of those conscientious
PON owners who have spent untold
amounts of money with your local
veterinarian for gunky ear
problems, then it is high time to
take matters into your own hands
and look further than expensive
veterinary ear solutions and
ear cleaning sessions at your
vet's office.What are the main
causes of canine ear problems ?
Most veterinarians will agree that
the most common underlying causes
of ear problems in dogs are
allergic reactions (inhalant and
Occasionally, PON owners
will post to Yahoogroups about bumps or
fatty tumors they have come across while
grooming their PONS and inquire if this is
common in the breed. The answer is not
uncomplicated, but studies indicate that
overweight dogs are more susceptible to
fatty tumors called lipomas. These lipomas
have the consistency of a baggy filled
with water and may be found all over a
PON's body. For newbie owners this is
scary and may result in a quick visit to
type in a Polish or English word you
would like translated.
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