About DarBozy PONs
15 year old Polish Lowland Sheepdog

I got my first Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Hannah, in 1992, shortly after the breed was introduced to the US. At the time, I wanted a dog that I could 'do things with', and a friend introduced me to the world of dog showing. Hannah loved it! She became a multiple Best of Breed and Group placing winner, went on to became the foundation of my kennel. Through her lifetime, Hannah produced many Champions and National Specialty winners.

First and foremost, all my PONs are 'family'. Although I love their shaggy hair and medium size, it is their keen intelligence and clownish, fun loving ways that continues to capture my heart, and the hearts of everyone they meet. Life is never dull with a PON for a companion.

The goal of my breeding program is to continue to improve the breed. All my dogs are bred for health, temperament and physical soundness. Before breeding, my dogs must pass the OFA, or Orthopedic Foundation of America, certification for sound hips, as well as the CERF exam for eyes, and are tested for the RCD4 gene for PRA, which leads to blindness.

I continue to enjoy showing my Polish Lowland Sheepdogs in conformation, as well as herding, obedience, and any other new dog sport that hits my PONs fancy. I have been a member of APONC, the national breed club, since 1992, where I have served through the years as both webmaster and Chairman of the Health Committee. Locally, I am a member of the Plum Creek All Breed Kennel Club here in Denver.