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The Lowchen (pronounced low as in cow, shan) is a small dog with loads of personality, and plenty of love to give its owners. If you are after a dog that will remain puppy-ish for life, the Lowchen could just be the breed for you. Read on to learn more.
Characteristics of the Lowchen
The Lowchen is a small breed of dog that stands up to 35cm tall at the shoulder and weighs up to 8kg. They have a short body and head, with a dark nose. If the dog is clipped, they will appear to look quite lion like but clipping is generally done for show purposes. Unclipped, they have a long, wavy coat and look somewhat “scruffy”. The coat comes in many different colours including gold, sable, black and tan, blue and cream, chocolate and cream, chocolate and apricot, and parti colours.
The Lowchen Temperament
The Lowchen is known for being an affectionate, friendly, and loyal dog. They are quite a bright dog and they will take well to training, although they can be a little slow to learn. Their activeness and playfulness makes them very clown like. In fact, they will remain quite puppy like for most of their life. The Lowchen makes a good guard dog and they will bark to warn off strangers. they are excellent companions and get along well with children and other pets alike.
Caring for the Lowchen
The Lowchen is a breed of dog that definitely required grooming, whether it is clipped or unclipped. If you decide to keep the breed’s long hair, you will need to thoroughly groom the coat at least twice a week to keep it in good condition. However, to make grooming easier, you can clip the coat once or twice a year. Even though they are small breed, the Lowchen is quite active and they like to be taken on long walks regularly. The Lowchen will generally live for around 13 to 14 years but they can live longer with lots of loving attention and good nutrition.
Who is the Lowchen Suited To?
The Lowchen is a dog that is suited to families, adults, and the elderly – in fact, anyone that will be charmed by its puppy like antics. They are equally suited to living indoors or outdoors if they are given the exercise that they require. However, they are happiest being an indoor dog where they can be with their families.
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