Lowchen

KC Pedigree, Small

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

The distinctive look of the 'Little Lion Dog' comes from the way it is traditionally clipped. The hindquarters is shaved, leaving the Lowchen with a plumed tail and a mane of hair over its neck and shoulders.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Single ladies. It is rumoured that the shaved rear end of the Lowchen was warm to the touch and was useful for heating the beds of its female owners.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who doesn't enjoy canine company. Lowchens need the attention of humans and are not happy being left alone for long.

Aliases

Little Lion Dog

Cross between

None

Origin

France

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

10 years

Good first dog?

Yes

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Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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