Colour: any color
Lifespan: 13 to14 years
The Lowchen is an alert, intelligent, and affectionate dog. They have a lively, outgoing, and inquisitive personality.
Show owners shave off the coat on the hind legs to make Lowchens resemble small lions. In character, they are wilful and stubborn. They are affectionate but independent with owners, and are only friendly to strangers and other dogs if well socialized when young.
Originally bred: as a companion.
This playful dog likes company.
Low. Enjoys play.
Owners: affectionate, independent
Other pets: good, can be problematic with other dogs in the family
Strangers: friendly if well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: can be problematic
Affectionate, confident owner who will enjoy playing with and training this small dog with an independent spirit.
May display status-related problems with gentle owners.
The hair on the top of the head may need to be clipped or tied up so that the dog can see clearly.
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