Polish pastor of Vale
Polonia FCI 251

Pastor Polaco de Valée

The Polish pastor of Vale is a lively, Intelligent, playful and lots of memory.


The Polish pastor of Vale about perro Pastor de las Tierras Bajas Polonia (In English Polish Lowland Sheepdog, in Polish: Polski Owczarek Nizinny, PON), It is a breed of woolly dog half original size of Poland.

The bibliographic data of the race recount that the Polish Valée Pastor, comes from dogs imported by the Phoenicians more than two thousand years.

Some sources insist that the Polish Valée Pastor, as we know it today it exists in Poland at least since the 13th century, and it is likely that there is a Puli dog within their ancestors.

Also, It is described as one of the ancestors of the Bearded Collie breed (Bearded collie). As tells the story a Polish trader named Kazimierz Grabski, it negotiates a shipment of grain for his sheep in Scotland in the year 1514, six copies of Polish Valée Shepherd dogs he brought with him to move cattle in the area.

Apparently a Scottish Shepherd was so impressed with the ability of dogs grazing proposed Kazimierz Grabski exchange a RAM and two ewes for a dog and two bitches. The business was carried out and these three copies were mixing with the local Scottish dogs and there were born the beautiful Bearded Collie.

The Polish Pastor of Valée, as many dog breeds during the second world war he was on the verge of extinction. But - luckily- in the majority of cases, always appears a key person in the history of the breed of dog question.

In this case the breed was restored and was made by the Dra. Danuta Hryniewicz and his dog, Smok ("Dragón"), Smok is considered to be the ancestor of all copies of Pastor Polish Valee that exist in today's world. The first litter in order to restore the breed was born in the year 1950.

Smok, It was a spectacular specimen of the breed, with a perfect anatomical structure and a wonderful temperament. The standard of this dog is tried to emulate by Valée Polish Shepherd breeders, for future generations. And Smok, the first born official standard of the breed, It was written and accepted by the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) in the year 1959.

The American Kennel Club recognized the Polish Valée Pastor as a race in the Group of grazing in the year 2001.

Otros nombres: Valee Sheepdog / Polski Owczarek Nizinny / Polish Lowland Sheepdog / PON / Polnischer Niederungshütehund / Pastor Polaco de Tierras Bajas / Berger polonais de plaine / Polnischer.

Physical characteristics

The males measure between 45 and 50 cm and females between 42 and 47 cm., weighing the males of 18,2 to 22,7 Kg and females 13,7 to 18,2 Kg.

The Valée Pastor is a muscular dog of the mantle thickness of double layer which can be of any color and reason, being the colours white, grey and Brown the most common with black markings, grey or brown. Their color usually is becoming darker as it grows.

The internal mantle is soft and dense, While the outside is hard and can be smooth or corrugated, but not curly. The hair head makes the head look larger than it really is, covering him in addition the eyes.

The body It is a square, It seems rectangular due to the abundance of hair, with an altura-longitud ratio of 9:10 (namely, for a dog of 45 centimeters tall, your body will measure each 50 26cm in length).

The tail It may be very short and even cut, Although it is a practice which is prohibited - Fortunately- in many countries.

Character and skills

They are stable, insurance and have an excellent memory which can be worked, Although this breed can dominate his master if it has a weak will.

When is with their herds on the Plains or in the mountains of Poland, the Valée Polish Pastor can rest quietly, because even if it is in sleep mode continues to monitor his flock and will not allow to escape or a single animal, Once the order has been responsible for everything.

Today it is used more as pet, It is very easy to be playful by nature it suits any family on all children.

They adapt well in varied conditions and are popular as dogs of company in apartments, Although they need a moderate daily exercise.

They love to be with people, especially with the children, they are very protective dogs.


It is important to check your power supply: to be quite heavy for its size, has a tendency to obesity. Exercise and good nutrition in the infallible recipe for good health of the Valée Polish Pastor.

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Group 1 / Section 1 – Shepherd dogs.

Dogs breeds: Polish pastor of Vale

Tatra Shepherd
Polonia FCI 252

Pastor de Tatras

The Tatra Shepherd is intelligent, quiet and independent, loyal and protective.


The breed of dog Tatra Shepherd, It originated in the region of Podhale, in the area of the Tatra mountains of Poland, that's whay the origin of it´s name .

The race lived the Polish mountains since thousands of years ago, but there is no exact date to record the start of the race. There are theories posed similar terraces inhabiting the mountains they mingled and there arose the Pastor of Tatras.

Other historians, pose that it was born from dogs imported by Phoenician traders from the East and probably came to Europe from Africa. They also argue, the Phoenicians used these dogs as a commodity to exchange for valuable products, as glass, Silver and tissues.

Also, other historians recount that the Romans used in battles and also as guard of prisoners, and the nobles tended to use it as a company and guard dog.

While there is much controversy regarding the origin of the Pastor of Tatras, breeders of race in Poland, They claim that type Mastiff comes from a dog.

Historically, the Tatras Pastor has been very successful among the shepherds for several reasons, but one of them, and perhaps the most remarkable - in addition to its inteligencia-es the color of his cloak, that allowed pastoralists to quickly identify a bear or a Wolf, for example.

In addition, the owners used to cut the hair to the dog and use it like wool.

While the grazing of sheep will be the most important task of this dog, Historically, It was not the only work performed. Also, they used it as a personal guard dog, of factories and private in general property.

But despite all these wonders that describe to the Pastor of Tatras, After the world wars was on the verge of extinction.

It was the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) who prevented that you happen starting in the year 1960 a comprehensive breeding program in order to prevent the extinction of the race.

Thanks to this action, the race was slowly stretching to far and wide throughout Europe, for the year 1981 the race was already present in Canada.

While currently it breeds more often and stays relatively stable, the Pastor of Tatras still known as a rare breed, It is estimated that there are only 3000 copies of the race around the world. Most are in Poland, they have with 600 registered copies, the if United States with 300 registered copies, and then countries like France, for example in the year 2003 registered 150 births this race.

And in Poland, approximately 150 of those 600 specimens, are they still used for grazing.

Physical characteristics

The Pastor of Tatras, is a dog from large size, is very similar to the Newfoundland but completely white.

The males they have a height to the cross ranging from 65 to 70 cm. and females -slightly smaller- they have a height ranging from 60 to 65 cm.. The weight is proportional to its size, but usually lies of 39 to 59 kg.

In one head huge, with a wide barrel and slightly arched Vault but with well marked but not abrupt stop.

Their eyes are showy and medium-sized, they transmit - by the general-una smart look, lively, the shape of the eyes is gently almendrada and gives us the feeling of that would sleep, transmits tenderness.

The ears they have an average length and are triangular, fitted with long hair.

The tail, implanted at medium altitude has a length that reaches at least the Hock.

The the mantle of the Pastor of Tatras, is of double layer. The subpelo, is dense and fluffy, and the outer layer is a fairly notorious long mane around the neck.

Character and skills

His instinct, through hundreds of years of ageing, was to protect livestock, reason why easily adopt a family as a herd if it were.

It is a companion dog and very protective of their own (whether families or herds). It is not an attack dog, but perceived threats to the distance and try to scare it through intimidation, using as I support his strong bark.

Although maintained similarities in appearance and temperament with at the Dog Mountain in the Pyrenees and with the Kuvasz (Hungarian). The Pastor of Tatras is less distant than those two aforementioned breeds, It tends to be tied to her calf and is more attached to their own.

The Pastor of Tatras, is a quiet dog, very powerful but aware of his strength shows sensitivity to the weakest (for example, children).

Temperament is very balanced, It independent and autonomous but very easy to educate and always ready to learn.

With children is, especially, cheerful and friendly. Will take you care them as their offspring demonstrating its strong instinct of protection backed by its history.


In the mountainous regions of Poland, where usually lived this as precious dog, Pastors used to put a necklace of iron or with nails to protect it from the wolves. It was a way to avoid bites that wolves usually allocated to the neck or throat of its prey. In the news, they still used kind of necklaces.

In United States, Tatra shepherd dog is considered a rare breed. And is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Imágenes del Pastor de Tatras
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  • Otros nombres: Owczarek Tatrzanski / Owczarek Podhalanski / Podhalan / Tatra / Polish Tatra Sheepdog / Tatra Mountain Sheepdog / Polski Owczarek / Pastor Polaco de Podhale / Polski Owczarek Podhalanski / Berger des Tatras / Tatra Schäferhund.
  • Group 1 / Section 1 – Shepherd dogs.

Dogs breeds: Tatra Shepherd

Polish Hound

Lebrel Polaco

The Polish Hound (Chart Polski), Poland Greyhound or Polish Greyhound, It is a breed of dog lebrel of Polish origin, as its name suggests.

The Polish hound originated in Poland, and enter their ancestors are some Asian Hound, a dog type Saluki. But according to current theories do not have as ancestor to the English Hound, It does part of the history of other many different types of venátici.

The Polish Hound is a short, smooth fur can be many colors. The pelage is somewhat longer than the majority of the venátici, and it is rough to the touch. It has dual layer, and the internal becomes thicker in winter. They have tufts of hair long in the tail and the rear of the thighs.

While it retains the general appearance of a Greyhound, the Polish Hound, It is a dog is much stronger and less thin. This is a persistent Hunter, with a long, muscular neck (Unlike other greyhounds). It is an elegant dog, as all Hound, and carries his head high. It has large eyes almendrados with some inclination that give an expression of infinite tenderness.

This beautiful Hound, weighs around 29,5 to 43 Kg, and measures of 68.58 to 81 cm in height to the cross.

The Polish hound has some similarities with other venátici, they are hyperactive dogs at the time when bored, that is why it is good to have a purpose clear to be active (Games, hunting, exercises). In other respects they are very different from the typical Hound, for example, they may become aggressive dogs if they feel threatened or distrust of the environment, We must not forget that they were bred to hunt wolves, Hence their fierceness, also, something that helps is that, they are usually highly territorial. They have a strong instinct and not always accept new dogs at home.

They can be very good guard dogs in the House and create strong bonds with their owners, in some, This instinct is so strong, It does not accept any stranger who arrives home. They enjoy a good exercise regime, walking every day is a very good way to. They love to run, which is why, It is good to give this possibility taking him for walks in the open field where they can run rampant at.

On the other hand, fits very well to home, and not there will be nothing better than a good NAP on the sofa or the bed. They are obedient and easy to train, Although it may be a little stubborn. This is not the best race for a novice owner. They need early socialization and firm, with affection yet firm, It requires that its owner will be able to communicate who the boss at home.

The life expectancy of a Polish Hound, round the 10-12 years of age, Although cases of dogs who have lived have been reported to the 15.

Dogs breeds: Polish Hound

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