Weight: 9 - 18 lbs.
Height: 12" - 14"
Life Span: 13 - 14 years
Health Problems: Patellar luxation
Origin: France (1600s)
Also Known As: Little Lion Dog
Category: Companion Dog
Exercise NeedsNo special exercise requirements.
Grooming NeedsRegular trimming and brushing to keep hair from matting is required for your Lowchen.
TemperamentSpunky, intelligent and highly social. This breed has a tendency to bark and dig. It will want to be the leader in the household and may not always do well with other pets. The Lowchen requires firm training due to a willful and somewhat arrogant demeanor.
Compatibility with KidsGood with children.
HistoryPopular in Western Europe as a companion as early as the 1500s, the Lowchen is a close relative to the other varieties of the Bichon.
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