The Lowchen (or ‘Little Lion Dog’) is a long-haired small dog that can weigh up to 6kg. Lowchens have been bred for generations as family companions that love to entertain and please their packs. They hold their heads up high and their chests out forward. This, paired with their small legs, can make them look like they are storming the front when they walk!
Lowchens are friendly and always in a good mood. They enjoy child and adult company alike. They are quite robust little dogs that can adapt easily and be raised either in the city or the country.
Judging by their looks, they may seem to be adventurous and fearless. But they are more a relaxed and easygoing type of dog than showmen. They are happy to have fun and rumble around with their family, and adjust well to whatever their family has planned for the day with or without them.
They have a special fluffy coat, which is often groomed in a lion cut. Their coats tend to collect sticks and leaves on every walk, and daily brushing and removal of the remains of their walks is a must to avoid them bringing the garden into your house.
Lowchens make greats dog for first time dog owners, and don’t need a lot of training. This breed’s history is old, but they are not very common in some parts of the world and finding a good breeder might prove to be difficult.
|Life expectancy:||10-12 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very low|