translation by Halina and Kris Bienkowski
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Specialty
Excerpt of the article from the “Pies” Magazine - 1975
is already a quarter of the century since the first names of our native
PONs were introduced to Ksiega Wstepna PKR (dog registry). The Bydgoszcz
breeders deserve the credit for directing the attention of the Polish
Kennel Club to the breed. The surviving examples of the breed were
gathered and the breeding plan was directed toward recognition of the
breed by FCI. Presently this is already behind us. Furthermore , today
we can say that the PON is becoming very popular in international dog
shows. PONs are becoming “fashionable”. Breeders from West Germany,
Belgium, Holland and Switzerland are looking for the dogs in Poland but
unfortunately we do not have enough of them yet. So, this Specialty
Show, bringing with it the first review of the actual breeding stock of
PONs was perhaps organized a bit too late.
show, a general review of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, was organized by The
Bygdoszcz Kennel Club on May 4th, 1975 under the auspices of
the Herding Dog Judges Club in a traditional sheep exhibition area in
Myslecinku near Bydgoszcz.
were 72 Pons (29 studs and 43 bitches) registered in the show. Beside
native exhibitors there were exhibitors from West and East Germany,
Belgium and Holland. Among them pp. Jasicowie, activists of Polish
Breeds Dog Clubs in Belgium, and p. Jorg Hausfschild from West Germany.
During the show, dogs and bitches were subjected to assessment by the
judges and to zoometric measurements. These measurements became a base
for further decisions in the breeding programs as well as establishing
criteria for judgements.
show was initiated by a very interesting review of breeding lines.
Judges and spectators were introduced to a family of dogs originating
from well recognized stud dogs whose names were carried in front of each
group. Judges chose the best groups. This show demonstrated the great
significance of Korderagda Kennel in the development of the breed.
judges assessed dogs in two separate rings according to age and sex. And
finally the selection of the best dog and bitch was made by all the
Title of Winner of Show
The Junior Winner- BIM ze Zrodel Solankowych # reg. 1750/74 owner M. Sieniawska- Warszawa.