Little Lion Dog

Other name: Lowchen

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Life expectancy

The Little Lion Dog has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 13 in
Male Between 10 and 13 in

Adult weight

Female Between 11 and 15 lb
Male Between 11 and 15 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Long Wavy
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Little Lion Dog costs approximately 750£

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More details about the Little Lion Dog

Little Lion Dog: Origins and history

The Lowchen is believed to have originated around 400 years ago in France, Germany or Spain - truthfully, no one knows for sure! Due to their similar looks, many believe the Little Lion Dog is closely related to the Bichon breed. For a long time, it was popular with wealthy people across Europes, often used as a foot warmer for ladies (yes, really!). However, their popularity quickly decreased after WWII - now, the Lowchen is a fairly rare breed.

FCI classification of the Little Lion Dog

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 1 : Bichons and related breeds

Training a Little Lion Dog

This smart breed is able to pick up training with ease - you should have no problems whatsoever! As previously mentioned, early socialization is particularly important for the Lowchen, as they tend to be rather timid around new people.

Little Lion Dog: Purchase price

This breed isn’t widely available in the UK, but you can expect to pay around £750 for KC Registered dogs.

Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £50 to £90 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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