AKC PuppyFinder: Lowchen Puppies
- Breed Description
View PhotoAlong with being irresistibly adorable, the Lowchen has other qualities that make him an ideal pet. As small as he his, this 'little lion' is lively and brave, with a big personality. Your Lowchen puppy is cheerful and outgoing, whether snuggling on the sofa or playing vigorously. With his natural agility and trainability, he can excel in obedience, agility, and lure coursing. Lavishly affectionate and an eager playmate, the Lowchen packs a lot of heart into his compact body.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1996
Breed History & Job Description: Löwchen origins have long been subject to debate, and historians can’t agree on the breed’s birthplace. The name is German, but since the Middle Ages Löwchen were popular among noblewomen of France, Italy, Holland, Spain, and Russia, as well as Germany. Löwchen descend from the same ancient line that produced such companion breeds as the Bichon Frise and Maltese, and, thanks to sightings in the Renaissance art of several countries, we know that the Löwchen look hasn’t changed for at least 500 years.