The Lowchen is a cheerful, lively, affectionate, and intelligent small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. The Lowchen may also be called by the name of The Little Lion Dog, Petit Chien Lion, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. The Lowchen comes from a line of descendants that may surprise you which includes Bichons. The Lowchen may be a member of your family from anywhere between 12 and 15 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! The Lowchen belongs to the Non-sporting breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. Many people have found that they love the Lowchen while others have not found this dog to be as great. The Lowchen may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Lowchen is known for its Medium size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Lowchen ranges in height from 12in up to as tall as 13in, which many feel is the perfect size for an inside dog. While weighing between 9lbs to 18lbs, the Lowchen may be just the small dog breed that you are looking for. The Lowchen has a Long coat that can often be described as dense, wavy, not curly, and may be clipped to look like a lion, making them perfect for being inside or outside pets. Those who are looking to buy one of the Lowchen will find that they are available in the colors of white, black and lemon, or speckled coloring. .


The Lowchen is average when it comes to intelligence, it may learn tricks very fast or it may take some extra time. The Lowchen is average when it comes to training, meaning that it can be trained, but maybe not to the extent that you would like. The Lowchen is the type of dog that can go from playful and crazy to calm and lazy, which can be a great benefit for your family. The Lowchen is average when it comes to energy, it may want to play for 12 hours a day and sleep 12 hours a day. The Lowchen will constantly want to spend time with you showing how much you mean to them, they are a great addition to any family. If you are looking for a family dog then look no further, the Lowchen is GREAT with children and will do wonderful in your home. The Lowchen is above average when it comes to meeting new people, it will normally accept new people right away, but on occasion it may take some time. The Lowchen is a good watch dog, however on occasion it may lose interest in trying to to warn you of anything suspicious. When it comes to other dogs, the Lowchen is above average and will get along with most of the dogs it encounters. The Lowchen is above average when it comes to cats, it will more than likely always like them but on occasion it may meet a cat that it is not so friendly with.


The Lowchen is average when it comes to shedding, it sheds a moderate amount that will not be too hard to tolerate. The Lowchen is hypoallergenic and is a great dog for those who have allergies but still want a pet. The Lowchen requires a lot of grooming for its Long dense, wavy, not curly, and may be clipped to look like a lion coat, you will spend quite a bit of money and time on doing this. The Lowchen is above average when it comes to health, it will have few issues which will save you money and stress. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Lowchen these issues include Cataracts and Patellar Luxation. The upkeep for the Lowchen can cost you up to an estimate of $1300 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.