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Lowchen: Characteristics, Exercise, Health

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About Lowchen

Country of Origin, History of Lowchens

Dogs looking similar to the Lowchen have been spotted in many art pieces as far back as the sixteenth century. However, itt is yet to be ascertained whether these dogs are indeed Lowchens or Bichon Frise trimmed in the 'Lion cut'.

It is believed that the rich and elite people of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands used to keep Lowchens in the late nineteenth century. The were first spotted in Brtain in 1968 and were recognized by the UK Kennel Club in 1971.

They were then introduced in the USA in 1971 when the Löwchen Club of America (LCA) was formed. In 1996, the AKC recorgnized the Lowchens under the Miscellaneous category and finally in 1999, Lowchens were included in the Non-Sporting Dog group.

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A General Appearance of the Dog

The Löwchen looks fragile and even undignified with its lion-cut coat, but it really is a robust dog. Lowchens have a wide muzzle in a broad skull, lively round eyes, and pendulant ears.


They have a long and flowing coat that comes in many colors. The coat is silky to touch. Since they don't shed, they are considered hypoallergenic.


Males: 33–36 cm
Females: 30–33 cm


Males: 5 - 8 Kg
Females: 4 - 6 Kg

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Lowchen Personality Traits

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Lowchens are strong-willed and arrogant dogs. The male Lowchens will not hesitate to challenge much bigger dogs for leadership in a household.

They are lively, eager to learn, and playful. They can be easily housetrained, socialized and obedience trained. They defend their home and family with intense barking. Some are problem barkers and some are diggers.

Are they good for homes with kids?

They are good with children and non-canine pets.

Living Conditions:

They adapt to apartment dwelling as long as they are walked regularly.


This breed needs professional grooming every 6-8 weeks using either a lion cut or puppy cut as they shed very little. Occasional brushing between appointments suffices.

Allergy sufferers do well with this breed.

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Health and Care

Some lines are prone to patellar luxation.

Life Expectancy: They live 14-18 years.

Litter Size: 2 - 5 puppies.

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Group: Non-Sporting Group

AKC Popularity Ranking: 168

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  • How to lead and think like a pack dog - the new psychology.

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