About me (Diane Mottram), I’ve been breeding Polish Lowlands since 1990, my intention wasn’t to breed, I bought my first, fell in love, enjoyed their company & started showing. I was fortunate to move to a house with no neighbours & lots of fields; the perfect place to live as I became more besotted with PONs.
I only breed occasionally and as 98% of my puppies go to live with families as companions, the health & temperament is of the utmost importance. By only breeding from fit & healthy parents it helps ensure the future health of puppies. Since 1989 all my Polish Lowland Sheepdogs have been KC/BVA Hip Scored & Eye Tested. All our puppies are Vet checked, vaccinated and Insured. They are all reared in our home and are socialable and happy.
I am a Kennel Club Accredited Breeder of Excellence and was delighted to be one of the first 12 breeders in the UK to be nominated for this prestigious accolade by the General Committee of the UK Kennel Club.
You are very welcome to ring me to have a chat or arrange to me us to get to know more about the PON, their personalities and requirements. Being involved with Polish Lowlands for so long I know or am aware of all the breeders and will be happy to recommend those with the same principles and standards.
All reputable breeders are concerned that hereditary problems are prevented. The Polish Lowland Breed Club strict code of ethics, insists on all PLS being Hip X-rayed and eye tested, under the KC/BVA schemes, prior to breeding, always ask to see the relevant certificates. Don’t allow breeders to excuse high hip scores by saying it is ‘widening the gene pool’ or that it has been mated to a dog with a lower than average score to ‘balance out the score’ – this is not acceptable, there are dedicated breeders in the UK who do not use this practice.
It is quite usual for puppies to have a KC endorsement placed on their registrations preventing breeding or export at a later date. This should be discussed with the breeder prior to buying your puppy.
To date there are over 1000 PLS registered with the Kennel Club in the UK. This does not mean that the breed is not popular here, but responsible breeders do not want a population explosion which other rare breeds have experienced. They have restricted breeding by using the KC endorsements available to protect the breed’s sound future.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Breeder