At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 9 - 18 lbs.

Height: 12" - 14"

Life Span: 13 - 14 years


Also know as: Little Lion Dog

Group: Non-sporting

Origin: France (1600s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: Popular in Western Europe as a companion as early as the 1500s, the Lowchen is a close relative to the other varieties of the Bichon.

Temperament / Behavior
Spunky, 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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Patellar luxation

Special Needs
Exercise: No special exercise requirements.

Grooming: Regular trimming and brushing to keep hair from matting is required for your Lowchen.


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