The Lowchen is a toy dog breed which was originally developed as a companion dog and he still has this role nowadays. He is a very smart and active dog with excellent results in dog competitions such as agility and obedience. The average height of a Lowchen is 1 foot to 1 foot, 2 inches weighing about 9 to 18 pounds. They have a lifespan of 13 to 15 years.
Originally developed in Russia to be a companion this toy dog breed named Lowchen is just like a Velcro. He loves to stick close to his owner and is very affectionate, devoted and loyal family companion and will crave your attention. The Lowchen loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might start suffering from dog separation anxiety. The Lowchen is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog. Overall the Lowchen might be the best choice if you want an affectionate small little guy around you all day.
Lowchen is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so basic dog training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
Shedding should not concern you at all if you plan to buy this type of dog breed. In fact you will never find a hair in your house because the Lowchen is not a type of dog breed that sheds hair.
The Lowchen, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
There are several theories about the origins of the Lowchen however most probably this toy dog breed has originated in Russia or Tibet. Another theory which is not based on facts is that he originated the northern part of Europe in Germany.