KENNEL SELCOUTH // polski oczarek nizinny // polish lowland sheepdogs
polski owczarek nizinny // polish lowland sheepdogs
About us
I might not have been too long in the PON-scene yet, but my love for dogs has always been there.

Since I was a kid, I've been carrying dog books home from the library. Dogs have always been in my life. Our first dog was a mixed breed (part border collie and probably part Karelian bear hound) who was already in the house when I was born in 1993. Then there was a beagle, and later, an English springer spaniel. But later, when I was about ten years old, we moved to Tampere and we got a west highland white terrier, Tytti. She was the first dog that really got me interested in various dog sports, and we did agility together for a while. With her I also got my first experience of dog shows, and some unofficial shows called 'match shows'. At rather young age, I moved away from home, and got a lapponian herder with my partner. The dog still lives happily with my ex, but he taught me the importance of choosing the right breed.

So fastforward to 2011, when I was looking for a dog of my own. I had always had a thing for shaggy looking dogs, and had gotten my eye on an old English sheepdog.. At the end though, schapendoes and polish lowland sheepdogs had taken the place. The rest was history when I got an email back from kennel Draque Bien. I could not be happier about the outcome. Soon I was in a plane to Warsaw, to pick up a little older PON puppy, Ponadto Ofirka, to be co-owned with team Draque Bien. A year later a German shepherd puppy joined us. But PON was still the breed for me. Ofi got me back into dog shows.

In the late 2015, Ofi's first litter was born in Tallin at kennel Draque Bien. I got to be with the puppies right from the start, and it was an experience I'll never forget, and what I'm still super grateful about. And two months later we did not return home empty handed: Draque Bien Hija De Hestia aka Xia came home with us. With Xia I got pulled more into show rings, we took agility classes and did some obedience. Being a breeder for a breed that I love has always been a dream of mine, and now that journey is about to begin.

For us, the wholeness, in form and function is a deal breaker. Selcouth wants to make sure the PON puppies that leave from our kennel to be with their new owners will be healthy, sound, and up to the breed standard. Everything is connected. Form and function is one. That is the mainstay of our breeding.