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
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
Go our club site at www.floridaponfanciers.org for
further information. All are welcome - come join
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 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 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, 2008)
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
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
Grandfather: Ch Romans Kosy Z Gangu
Dlugich (Ch Furman Konkury and Ch Ulana Z Gangu
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
Greg Smith, PPA
Certified, Master Photographic Craftsman, Arnold,
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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