Breed Information

Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Picture of a Lowchen

Pictures of Lowchens For Sale

  • Breed Standard Picture for Lowchens
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy
  • Picture of a Lowchen Puppy

View More Pictures

Grooming Needs:
Exercise Needs:
Good With Dogs:
Watchdog Ability:
View Puppies
This breed is of European descent and originated in France during the 14th century. Known as the Little Lion, they were particularly favored by aristocracy. During the first half of the 20th century they nearly became extinct. However, Madame Bennert of Belgium is credited for saving this breed. The Lowchen has appeared twice in the Guiness Book of World Records: once as the most expensive dog in the world, and once as the rarest dog in the world.
An active, well-balanced, and strongly built breed, the Lowchen is a mixture of calm soul mate and playful spirit. They are charming, delightful, and make excellent companions. Lowchens possess a positive and outgoing attitude, and is a dog of regal bearing and style.
The Lowchen is extremely intelligent, affectionate, and sociable. This breed is loyal, devoted, and eager to please. They are fearless, resourceful, and bold. They possess a gentle and sensitive nature, and firmly attach themselves to their family. This breed is good with children, other dogs, and other household pets. The Lowchen is fragile in appearance but is actually robust and tough. They may display arrogance or a strong-willed attitude. They are extremely protective of their family and will bark to warn of danger or visitors. The Lowchen is cheerful and playful, but is not hyperactive or high-strung.
The classic leonine look of the Lowchen requires a professional grooming every four to six weeks. The unclipped hair must be combed daily to prevent tangles and mats. Bathing should be done on a weekly basis. It is important that sunscreen be applied to the shorn area to prevent sunburn. Lowchens are generally healthy, although they are prone to subluxated patellas, eye irritations caused by hair, and skin irritations on the shaved areas.
The Lowchen has a soft and silky coat texture. It is typically trimmed to resemble a lion. Their back end is sheared to the skin, and a tuft of hair is left on the end of the tail. The ears are left long and fringed. If the coat is not trimmed into the lion cut the fur is long and wavy; never curly. The Lowchen coat color comes in various combinations and changes numerous times over the dog's life span. This breed sheds little to no hair.
The Lowchen's high intelligence and willingness to please make them easily trained. They excel in agility and obedience. Early socialization is important for this breed. They respond best to gentle, fair, fun, and consistent guidance. Proper training will discourage their tendency to bark excessively and curtail their tendency to dig.
This breed loves long walks, daily jogs, and hiking. They especially enjoy "off leash" time where they have the opportunity to run freely. They are suitable for apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise and ample play sessions. A securely fenced yard is nice but is not essential to the Lowchen.
8-18 lbs
12-14 inches
any colors or combinations
Grooming Needs:
Exercise Needs:
Good With Dogs:
Watchdog Ability:

Featured Puppies for Sale

View More Puppies

Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Lowchen puppies.

How much do Lowchen puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Lowchen varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Lowchen puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Lowchens sold is $2,000.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Lowchen with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,200 upwards to $6,000 or even more for a Lowchen with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Lowchens sold is $1,600.

View Prices of Puppies

What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,000.00
Average Price: $1,600.00
Top Quality: $3,200.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 100 Lowchen puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Lowchen puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Lowchens true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Lowchen Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 14 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 100 Lowchen dogs.
  • 1. Bruno
  • 2. Felix
  • 3. Trixie
  • 4. Sparky
  • 5. Pixie
  • 6. Millie
  • 7. Mike
  • 8. Chewy
  • 9. Leelo
  • 10. Kassidy
  • 11. Joy
  • 12. Joey
  • 13. Holly
  • 14. Havalow

Finding a Puppy

Make sure you do your research before buying or adopting your four-legged companion.

Considering a Puppy?

  1. Choose the RIGHT Lowchen Breeder and the RIGHT breed
  2. Learn how to Safely Buy a Puppy Online
  3. Get the full scoop on all the New Puppy Basics
  4. Happy Puppy = Happy Owner: Dog Training Commandments
  5. Why should you Spay or Neuter Your Dog?

Lowchen may not be the right breed for you!

Try BreedMatch!

Featured Lowchen Breeder

Featured Breeder of Lowchens with Puppies For Sale
Roseland Farm
Member Since: February 2008
Location: Rochester, New York
I have Lowchen puppies for sale! See My Profile
Roseland Farm is located in Upstate, NY just East of Rochester, NY. Actively breeding and showing Lowchen in both conformation and performance. As of 2018 have multiple AKC champions, one AKC Grand Champion, and some with UKC and IABCA championships. 1 male also has performance titles. Breeding is done once a year. Member of GVKC (Genesee Valley Kennel Club), and LCA (Lowchen Club Of America). Contact for more information about available puppies.

Breed Q & A

Have a question about Lowchens? Ask our community of breed professionals or provide knowledgeable answers to users questions below.

Ask a Question
About Lowchens

Share what you know. Answer a question.

Anonymous asked:
How do you know for sure you have a Lowchen? We inherited this young guy and he fits every characteristic.

Add a Comment

Anonymous asked:
My Lowchen does not like drinking tap water, is this common in the breed?



The Lowchen is known to be a bit stubborn and have strong will-power. There may be a funny taste to your tap water that only your dog can detect. I would consider running a water test and possibly getting some sort of filter and seeing if your dog will drink the water then.


My shorkie is a snob and will not drink tap either. I think it's that regalness of theirs.

Anonymous asked:
I prefer female dogs but some have said males are preferred. What is the difference in temperament for Lowchens?



If the Lowchen is of the set standard, there should be no temperament differences between the genders. However, there is an old saying for dogs in general. "If you want a good dog, get a male. If you want a great dog, get a female and cross your fingers." It is funny, but also true in some sense. If you prefer female, then get a female. But if you don't know, go to the breeder and meet the puppies as a whole and see what puppy you bond with.


As in most breeds, the neutered males tend to be more mellow, less barky and socialize with others easily. While a male will turn his head to calm another and let out a single ruff to speak to another that's annoying them, the female will carry on like she is being killed or ready to kill, much more yappy. Bitches will be bitches.

Anonymous asked:
What is the cost of a Lowchen?

1 Comment


The average cost of a Lowchen puppy is $2000.00. But it all depends on the breeder.

Anonymous asked:
My Lowchen is 1-year-old. I brush and comb her hair every day, but she still gets knots and matts.



She still has her puppy coat. After a couple of years, she will not matt.


We are looking to breed our 5-year-old male Lowchen who is 12 inches tall and 14 inches long with a tan, grey, black and copper coat. We are in search of a female Lowchen to either mate with our dog or purchase. Every site I've looked at has shown that there are no available listings for a puppy to purchase. How can I go about finding a female Lowchen for my male stud?


You will probably find it very difficult to obtain a female for breeding. This is a very protected breed and the majority of the breeders will only place a puppy, especially a female, in a home for show/breeding when they are totally sure the new owner is going to show the Lowchen, get all the necessary health tests before breeding, etc. And, you will probably find that the breeder will want to be a co-owner. Backyard breeders and puppy mills are totally discouraged. Your best bet is to find a breeder who is as close as possible to you, talk to that breeder a lot, and get help in showing your male (will need to be in show coat). Or, depending on the quality of your male, you could possibly find a breeder who would be interested in using her female with your male. A lot will depend on the pedigree of your male (assuming he is registered with the AKC). If you don't have that information, you can buy it from the AKC.

Lowchen Puppies For Sale

At Next Day Pets® you can find the perfect four-legged companion from the comfort of your home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Next Day Pets® employs stringent verification checkpoints to ensure our puppy listings are safe and secure. Take advantage of our massive directory of dog breeds, dog breeders and puppy for sale listings. Next Day Pets® provides the only safe and secure means of selecting and purchasing the perfect Lowchen puppy from the comfort of your home.

Updated: 7/5/2022