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.
for Polish Lowland Sheepdog lovers
Dedicated to the well being of our beloved Polish
A very classy
PON Magazine, that is sent out quarterly,is
called PON Times. Once you've seen one,
and read it, you will look forward to the next
issue, and find a place to display it on a
coffee table. It is that nice!
Please go to www.pontimes.com
where you can read about it, and subscribe to it
on line. It is very inexpensive, and you
will treasure each and every issue. Teena
Murray puts her heart and soul into the
publication of this magazine (all volunteer I
might add.) If you don't already
subscribe, please do yourself a favor, and
subscribe today. If you already enjoy both
of these venues, please continue to send in
photos and articles.
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 weekend.
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
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
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 Kosy Dzeichcinek)
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
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
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 Crusader)
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
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 Beverly Wilson.
**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
Smith, PPA Certified, Master Photographic Craftsman,
Arnold, MO 63010
The results of the
Florida PON Club A-Match held in Lakeland Florida on
June 6th, 2008 are:
with French PONS at the Dog show : Chartres Meute, France
Ch Nowinka Kosy Dziechcinek, "Winkie",
received her 100th Group Placement in Salt Lake City,
Utah. Winkie is owned by Norman and Susan Bogdanow.
The Central Florida Polish Lowland Sheepdog
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 Nizinny
with at the moment 21.992 PON's
including a lot of pictures.
(Japan, Poland, Germany, Netherlands,
Belgium, United Kingdom, USA,
Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy,
Switzerland, France, Austria ..)
The program I'm using is Pedserve.
Hope this program will be useful for all
the PON-breeders around the
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 members.
Please click on the link for the
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 for decades.
Now the cranberry industry hopes the nation's
millions of pet owners will apply the same
concept to their beloved cats and dogs.
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 osteoarthritis .
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 complete
Striving towards a
well balanced Healthy PON digestive system
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 issues.
Please click on the link for the complete
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
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 food allergies).
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 the vet
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