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Low Shedding

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Low Barking

Breed Snapshot

  • Height: 25cm - 33cm
  • Weight: 4kg - 8kg
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
  • Breed Size: Small
  • Breed Group: Toy
  • Shed Level: Low/non shedding


Also known as the Little Lion Dog, the Lowchen has pendant-shaped feathered ears and a long wavy coat that usually comes in white, black and lemon. This breed was traditionally groom to look like a little lion and its exposed skin was used as a foot warmer for the ladies.


They're big fans of people and tend to get along well with kids and other animals. Not only that, but they're pretty smart too, which makes them easy to train. All in all, they're great companions for just about anyone


Even though Lowchens are small, they've got a lot of energy! They need to get some exercise every day, whether that means going for a walk or playing around in the yard. But don't worry, they're also totally cool with just hanging out on the couch with their owners


The long coat of the Lowchen requires regular grooming to prevent matting and tangling. This breed is considered hypoallergenic as it sheds little to no hair.

Living Environment

Apartment life is good with enough exercise.

Health Problems

This breed is generally healthy. However, like all breeds, they are prone to certain health issues, such as hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and eye problems