Lowchen

Lowchen

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Germany, France
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Weight: Female: 4–6 kg, Male: 5–8 kg
Color: Black, Chocolate, Black & Tan, Blue, Cream, Black & Silver
Life Expectancy: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Playful, Intelligent, Happy, Familial, Friendly, Active
Litter Size: 3 - 6 puppies
Health Problems: N/N

Brief info: The Lowchen, also called the Little Lion, has a short head with a broad skull, a black nose, and round, dark, intelligent eyes. It has pendent, feathered ears. Its body is short and well proportioned, with a medium-length tail.

The hair is long and wavy, but not curly. The most sought-after colors are white, black and lemon, but speckled dogs are also acceptable.

The body of the Lowchen should be clipped in the hindquarters, the section of the tail closest to the body, and part of the front legs should be close-clipped to give it the look of a lion.