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Distinguished by a lionlike appearance, the Löwchen is a compact, lively dog bred to be a family companion. He has a cheerful, happy temperament and lovingly cuddles with his human owners. A playful, intelligent breed, the Löwchen enjoys learning new tricks and will serve as a trusty watchdog. He appreciates daily exercise and walks, and his nonshedding, soft, wavy coat should be brushed weekly.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
Did you know?
“Löwchen” is a German word that means “little lion.” The Löwchen originated more than 400 years ago in pre-Renaissance Europe, either in Germany or the Mediterranean, and was used as a foot warmer and comforter.
Also Known As:
Little Lion Dog
  • Size Small
  • Height 30.5 to 33 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 5.5 to 8 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour All colours and combinations are acceptable
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Agility
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both