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Polish Lowland Sheepdog - PON - pon the dog



The 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.












June 2009





  Monthly publication for Polish Lowland Sheepdog lovers



Dedicated to the well being of our beloved Polish Lowland Sheepdogs




A warm welcome to international PON Lovers !




Living with Seizures by Linda Aronson,DVM (story of courage)



Natural Flea Repellent Formulas for PON Owners with a 2009 update


A Lovely Photo story of a day out with Swiss PONS and their owners


Advice for exercising your PON and the importance of exercise for general health



"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves
  himself." -- Josh Billings



"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves
  himself." -- Josh Billings





Nizinny Z Mazurow,France

Buzia and dchacha,good friends

 Greetings to the International PON Community !



















Polish Lowland Sheepdog breeders/PON Breeders



International Recipes Exchange:

Pancake Recipes this month


June FAQ about PONS You've always wanted to know!

Okra wellness







Practical information to help PON Lovers raise their furry family members








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 laughing.

Go our club site at 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.

Bill Gilchrist
Those who blindly follow are usually blindly led.

Web site:

Florida Club site:
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







AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Results Displayed for the December 2008 Show Held in Long Beach, CA

Polish Lowland Sheepdog




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.


Bill Gilchrist


The club run by PONs for PONs.





   BIS 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 SPECIALTY.
HE IS THE #1 RANKED PON IN BREED POINTS (AKC statistics through October 31, 2008)
HE IS THE #2 RANKED PON IN ALL BREED (AKC statistics through October 31st, 2008)
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:
    Mother:           Ch White Star's Sweet Little Liza Jane (Ch Zhiggins Goral White Star Z Banciarni and Ch White Star's Tao of Pooh)
    Grandmother: 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 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 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


Greg 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:


6-9 month puppy dog.

Premier's Mico Kasi

owned by:  Daniel & Patricia Gallagher


6-9 month puppy bitch

Premier's Ksiezna Mandy

Owned by: Paul & Joanne Prizmonte


Open bitches:

Premier's Niski Lucja Gdansk

Owned by: DorisAnn Waryga & Jamie Diamond (junior handler)


Best in Match:

Premier's Niski Lucja Gdansk

Owned by: DorisAnn Waryga & Jamie Diamond

Note: Photos' uploaded on the July issue of PON Digest



Results and photos' from the French championship





Photo session 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 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. 

Bill Gilchrist

Tel. 954.829.5632





Polish PON Club Show

April 13, 2008







Best Finnish PONS, 2007


World Dog Show, Stockholm, Sweden

July 4, 2008



European Dog Show, Budapest, Hungary

October 3, 2008






Crufts 2008 Results

B R E E D   &   C L A S S   R E S U L T S


Click here: Crufts 2008 Results |



Judge(s): Mrs E Georgion







Westminster Kennel Club Video - February 11, 2008


Click here: POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG > Videos > Westminster Kennel Club



Nizinny Z Mazurow

Buzia ( z Gangu Dlugich )

Winner of the Paris Dog Show. She is only 19 months but has 12 BOB!

She has won all shows since she is in adult class !



I 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

Polski Owczarek Nizinny - Online Pedigree Database Administrator


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PON Paw Care

Learn about the best ways of caring for your PON's paws during cold weather months.

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Playing it safe with anesthesia


 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.

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Keep your Pon's gums healthy with cranberries !


Cranberries 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

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Does your PON suffer from arthritis ?

Green 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.

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The Yin and Yang of the PON Digestive System


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.

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Multi-drug Sensitivity

Polish Lowland Sheepdog owners need to be informed !


 Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Originally found in

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 affected dogs

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How to Give Canine CPR

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:

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Make Your Own Natural Flea Repellent

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.

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Those gunky ears: Dealing with ear problems


  If 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).

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When Your Pon has fatty tumors


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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