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Life span

14 Years


8.1 Kg


Toy Dogs

Lowchen Overview

The Lowchen is also referred to as the Little Lion Dog because of their looks. They're a small dog breed with a big personality. They're hypoallergenic because of their coat and come in a variety of colours such as Chocolate, Black and Tan, Blue, Cream and Silver and Black.

They're a playful dog breed and are extremely intelligent. They're not to be misunderstood as this dog breed is so clever they can run rings round you if they’re not trained correctly. They're active and love playtime. The Lowchen is a friendly dog breed that's suitable for children of all ages.

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Lowchen Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Lowchen dog breed dates as far back as 1442. They were used in many old tapestries, paintings and engraving. The Lowchen is also known as the "little lion". 

Lowchen Temperament

The Lowchen is one very happy and friendly dog. They love to play, socialise and very intelligent. They make an excellent companion for the family as they tend to get on very well with children of all ages. They don't like to be left alone for too long and therefore would suit a family whereby there is always somebody at home. 

Lowchen Training

The Lowchen is very easy to train because they're very intelligent and willing to learn and eager to please. Training should start at the puppy stage and should be consistent throughout their lives. Reward-based training works well for the Lowchen. 


The Lowchen requires weekly brushing to help keep their silky coat in optimum condition. They hardly shed and therefore suitable for someone that suffers from allergies. They require regular trimming of their coat as well as regular nail clipping and cleaning of their ears and eyes. 


The Lowchen has very little known health conditions that impact them significantly. They are, however, prone to suffer with patella luxation and eye problems and therefore should have regular check-ups at the vets. 

Lowchen Exercise Needs

The Lowchen requires moderate levels of exercise. They love spending time outdoors and therefore suit a family that loves spending time outdoors exploring. Twice daily walks is enough for the Lowchen as well as plenty of mental stimulation to keep them happy and well-balanced. 

Children and other pets

The Lowchen tends to get on very well with children of all ages. They love to play and therefore great to have with young children. Playtime should always be supervised to prevent rough play. 

The Lowchen is also great with other household pets provided they are socialised correctly an introduced from a young age.