Lowchen - The best kept secret of the dog world.
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After nearly twenty years showing, breeding and living with Dachshunds, we decided to venture into another breed. There were a few breeds we were looking at but the Lowchen fit the bill. We wanted a small moderate dog with a generally sweet and outgoing personalities with few health problems. After meeting some local Lowchen we made the decision to get one. We obtained Cannoli aka Champion Potrero and Tapestry's Sugar Plum Fairy NTD from Alexia Rodriguez of Potrero Lowchen. Cannoli was our first one and she completely sold us on the breed.
Save the Lowchen
While it may seem dramatic, the Lowchen is truly in danger of extinction. There are very few Lowchens in the country, they have small litters and few people have them.
As lovers of the breed we know how wonderful they are. Generally, Lowchen are friendly, happy, biddable and active. We love this breed and want others to enjoy them too.
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Lowchen is a small companion breed of dog. They are in the Non-Sporting group in the AKC and became AKC recognized in 1996.
Lowchen is a German breed with the name meaning Little Lion Dog. They slept in bed with their people and were used as flea catchers and bed warmer. It is said that the clip not only represents the lion in them, but also was purposeful with the clipped rear end under the covers for warmth and the fluffy part of the dog outside of the covers to catch fleas.
Lowchen do require regular grooming, but need not be kept in a lion clip unless they are going to be exhibited in the show ring. Otherwise, owners can choose any one of a number of cute pet clips. Lowchen are non-shedding.