Lowchen Personality traits and Temperament
These are very active smart dogs that are very nifty on their feet and extremely playful. They are great companion dogs and loves being the centre of attention. Their name literally translates to ‘little lion’ and these dogs live up to their name. They can be very feisty and can often challenge bigger dogs, which can end up in undesired results. So the greatest challenge as an owner will be to keep these dogs out of trouble.
They love playing outdoors and need to be exercised regularly, though intensive work outs are not needed. If the exercise requirements can be provided, they make excellent apartment dogs. They are very much attached to the owners and can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for too long.
They are good pets to have in households with children. They are very sociable and patient around the children. They also tend to do well around other dogs and cats.
They are alert dogs and will alert you of anything out of the ordinary. But the watchdog ability of these dogs is not great as they are either shy of strangers or make friends with them very easily.
These dogs are yappers and tend to go on a barking spree whenever they are excited. Early training and exposure to different people and sounds can help curb this habit. They are extremely curious dogs and have a tendency to escape from yards in order to scout the surroundings.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
The hair on the Lowchen is long, dense, and soft to the touch. Lowchens can be clipped or kept in a natural coat. When clipped, they are given a “Lion Trim.” The hair is shortened to 1/8th of an inch in length from the last rib to the rump, as well as on the legs, with cuffs of hair just above the feet. The tail is also trimmed, with a plume left at the tip of the tail. Regular brushing keeps the coat from tangling. This breed is a moderate shedder.
Trim his nails as needed, usually every week or two. Small dogs are prone to periodontal disease, so brush his teeth frequently for overall good health and fresh breath.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $300-$500
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-14 YEARS
Weight: 9-18 pounds
Colors: Chocolate, Black & Silver, Blue, Black, Black & Tan, Cream
How to Train this dog
They respond to training very well. Their eager to please nature and high intelligence can make training them a real pleasure. Training can be facilitated by use of food rewards as these dogs will do anything for a snack. They can be trained for agility and obedience trials. House training can be difficult, but with persistence and patience you will have a gentleman dog in your hands.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: They are gluttons and will do anything for a snack or table scraps. Try and avoid overfeeding them and also cut down on giving them table scraps. A proper balanced diet should be provided.
Health problems: The common disease conditions of these breed are cataracts, patellar luxation and progressive retinal atophy
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Best female and male dog names
You can name your Lowchen as Paco or Maxo (only 2 names) if he is a male and Peca or Befan if she is a female.
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Pictures and Videos
Photo Credits: Ainos, John M. P. Knox