Fast Facts

Country of Origin:Germany
AKC Group:Non-Sporting Group
UKC Group:Companion
Use today:Companion
Life Span:13 to 15 years
Color:All colors and combinations.
Coat:The dog's signature feature. Fairly long, soft and wavy.
Grooming:Groom regularly. Can be kept in lion cut (for show ring) or trimmed.
Size:Small Dog Breed
Height:12 to 14 inches
Weight:Proportionate to height

The Lowchen was once the cherished companion of nobility, as far back as the 15th century. The dogs are readily identified in European artworks, stylized and clipped to resemble a miniature lion. Although many Lowchen owners prefer to keep their pets in a puppy clip, the lion clip is required for the show ring. The non-shedding coat needs minimal brushing. All colors are acceptable. The breed is loyal, affectionate and easy to train, thus being perfect for city or country dwellers interested in companionship, show or obedience. This is a sturdy, elegant, delightful dog of German or Mediterranean origin that is still rare in the U.S.


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