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Polish Tatra Sheepdog

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Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Height: The Polish Tatra Sheepdog is about 24-34 inches tall.

Weight: The Polish Tatra Sheepdog weighs between 66-150 lbs.

Colors: The Polish Tatra Sheepdog can be white.

Physical Appearance: The Polish Tatra Sheepdog is a white dog with long, hard, and thick hair which may be straight or wavy.

Temperament/Personality: The Polish Tatra Sheepdog is calm, intelligent and alert. This dog is also great with children and other dogs. Though it may try to herd them.

Care: The Polish Tatra Sheepdog requires moderate grooming. Brush this dog weekly.

Health Concerns/Problems: The Polish Tatra Sheepdogs are prone to hip dysplasia and there have been rare cases of allergic dermatitis, patellar luxation, juvenile cataracts, epilepsy, and gastric torsion with this dog 

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Training:

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog can be trained as companions, guard dogs and rescue dogs. This breed of dog requires a gentle and consistent approach with training. If training is too harsh, they may be offended and pretend to be blind and deaf.

Activity:

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog prefers a country setting. This dog needs regular exercise.

Life Span:

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog’s average lifespan is 10-12 years old.

Litter Size: 

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog has an average litter size of 5-8 puppies.

Country of Origin:

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog originated in Poland.

Brief History:

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog, originated in the Podhale, a small, mountainous region in southern Poland. The big, white mountain dog probably came from Mastiff type origins, which came to Europe from Asia, and Tibet. They have existed in Polish mountains for thousands of years. Developed as a livestock guardian, the breed is also used as guide dogs, for personal protection, as guard dogs on private property, and for military and police work. Although the breed had most likely existed for hundreds of years in Poland, the advance of mountaineering in the mid-19th century brought them to the attention of the outside world. The breed was left almost extinct as a result of World War II

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