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Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)

Amiens Cathedral in France, which was built in the 13th century, has two perfect specimens cut from stone. The breed’s characteristic silhouette is especially common in 15th century tapestries.

About the Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)

Lowchens are very obedient and affectionate with their human companions. They are attentive and receptive dogs, comfortable in all circumstances, but calm and discreet on command.

Their frank, loving gaze expresses interest, as if they are trying to understand what’s expected of them.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 9, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Loving / Alert / Lively / Friendly / Gentle / Quiet / Calm / Sociable / Resilient / Determined

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs a lot of human interaction

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