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.
publication for Polish Lowland Sheepdog lovers
Dedicated to the well being of our beloved
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
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.
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
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 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
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
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,
HE IS THE #2 RANKED PON IN ALL
BREED (AKC statistics through October
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
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
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
**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,
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.
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, 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
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 complete
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 affected dogs
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
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
type in a Polish or English word
you would like translated.
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