Basic Information

Germany and France
Breed Group
Black,Black and Tan,Blue,Brown,Gray,Red,Silver,White
25 - 35 Pounds
14 - 16 Inches



The Lowchen is a charming little dog and one that boasts having a silky coat that's often trimmed to look very much like that of a lion, hence they are often referred to as Little Lion Dogs. They are one of the largest toy breeds being robust and sturdy, but they also boast having adorable natures to match their charming looks. As such, the Lowchen makes for a wonderful companion and family pet which is why these little dogs have found their way into the hearts and homes of people throughout the world although their numbers still remain quite low.

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The actual origins of the Lowchen are a bit of a mystery, although it is thought these charming little dogs probably have European roots with some people thinking they could be connected to the Bichon. They are listed as being native to France, but very similar looking dogs have also been found both in Germany and Spain with records of them going back as far as the 1500's.

Up until the 1960's, the Lowchen was relatively unheard of here in the UK, but over the ensuing years these charming little dogs became more popular and in 1971, they were recognised as a unique breed by The Kennel Club gaining championship status a few years later. However, even today, the Lowchen is considered to be among the rarer dogs in the world and anyone wishing to share their home with one of these charming little dogs would need to register their interest with breeders and agree to being put on a waiting list.

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