Lowchen Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Lowchen is that they are cheerful, lively, affectionate, sociable, intelligent, eager to please, fearless, gentle, sensitive and playful.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog gets along great with children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 9 to 18 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to patellar luxation.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is minimal, but grooming can be labor intensive.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for apartment and condo environments. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $2,000+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

If not properly trained, this breed of dog can develop Small Dog Syndrome.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog to announce guests arrival.

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