The Polski Owczarek Nizinny, or Polish Lowland Sheepdog as it is known here, is one of the two native breeds¬ of herders in Poland the other being the Owczarek Podhalanski or Tatra Mountain Dog.
The breed's first 'official' arrival into the UK was in 1985. Megan Butler (Megsflocks), well known in Briards and Hungarian Pulis, was the pioneering importer of the breed.
The first six dogs came from Belgium from the de Halkaza Kennel of Zenon Mossakowski; three males Jucha, Jonasz and¬ Jaki da and one female Janka, and a male Jurista and a bitch Jasna from the second litter.
.In 1985 The Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club was formed and duly recognized by the Kennel Club.¬
In 1986 the late Bob and Phyllis Prestridge imported a bitch Panja, from the German Kennel of Manfred and Monica Schulze, followed in 1987 by Quenzo and Queenie pon von der Raubkammer.
It was another German dog, Alik Kurna Izba in Megsflocks, from East Germany, who was to have a big influence on the British bred dogs being a prolific sire, along with the Dutch Import, Uwaga Jestem Smok in Megsflocks.
The breed was first exhibited in 1986 at the National Working Breeds Society.
In September 1986 more breed history was made when the first quarantine-bred litter was born at the Overhills Kennels of Meg Purnell-Carpenter. Megan Butler had arranged for the importation of a young bitch from the most famous of all PON kennels, that of Dr Danuta Hryniewicz. Her Kordegarda Kennels are somewhere in the pedigree of every Polish in the world today. Naspa z Kordegardy had been mated to Polish Ch Igor z Zeriby, and duly whelped five puppies.
Between 1985 and 1991 the real foundations of the breed were laid. There were 42 imports during this period, By the end of 1991 registrations stood at 294. In 1991 the Kennel Club transferred the breed to the main register. The first open show breed classes were scheduled at Southampton. The first championship show to give breed classes was Windsor and in 1992 the breed appeared for the first time at Crufts. with an entry of 59,.