Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

10 months

Height (Shoulder height)

29 cm


6 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / silky / dense / crest

Coat color

all colors and shades

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / eye diseases

Food expenses per month in €

about € 20

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs more exercise


friendly / alert / active / playful / clingy

Bred for

preferred by aristocracy, companion dog

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / eye diseases

Dog type according to FCI

companion and toy dogs

FCI description

Dogs of this group were not bred to fulfill a certain function (hunting, hating, ...), but to be a good companion for humans. They look very different, also character-wise they vary strongly. Many are self-confident, social and lovable. With loving education and enough species-appropriate occupation, you can find here a pleasant and faithful companion in the everyday life, who can adapt mostly well.

Short description

The Löwchen is a friendly and loyal family-dog, that likes any activity. Typical for this breed is the clip of the hind legs. He is very compatible and eager to learn. He loves to cuddle.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.