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.














August 2007


  Monthly publication for Polish Lowland Sheepdog lovers






A warm welcome to international PON Lovers !




Dedicated to the well being of our beloved Polish Lowland Sheepdogs






Thoughts on Thyroid by Linda Aronson, DVM



Evaluating the breeding pair(The Path To Selective Breeding-continued) by Andrea Erickson


Vacationing with your PONS:Practical Advice for Owners


Special Needs PONS:Focus on Blind PONS



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




Kennel Afthsban (Finland)


Serving the Polish Lowland Sheepdog community

on all aspects of PON  care and life styles.Articles and photos' are warmly welcome from the international PON community.





Polish Lowland Sheepdog breeders/PON Breeders



International Recipes Exchange:

Smoothie recipes this month


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


August-PON Horoscopes  - Which Astrological Sign belongs to your PON ?



Practical information to help PON Lovers raise their furry family members !



Club match ( organised wth the CBEI - club for all Sheep-and Herding breeds from eastern European countries:  Hungary, Croatia, Russia, Macedonia , Slovenia, Czech Rep., Poland etc )



I-58239 S Tat : 250269600956420 12/05/2006
Prod. Mlle LARSKA Magdalena
Prop. LOCHNER Christa









Hi to all PON lovers and owners - Betty Augustowski is pleased to announced that she has completed an updated book on our fantastic breed. For those interested in having a copy, please note the following: 


The book is now  $27.00, including shipping and handling.

 Also, there are some of The Official Book of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog books. They will cost $30.00, including shipping and handling.

 Both books are available for $55.00 including shipping and handling.



Popular Articles on PON Digest




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 http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-VCPL/.

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:

 Please click the link for the complete article:



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.

Please click the link for the complete article and formulas:






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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Scientifically based research is warmly welcome.







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