The Löwchen is a very rare breed, also called the Little Lion Dog. Little is known about the history of the breed. It can be seen in paintings as far back as the 1500s. The modern Löwchen was bred by enthusiasts in Belgium, France and Germany in the late 1800s. The breed may be somehow related to the Bichon Frise.

The Löwchen is a small breed, sometimes considered a toy breed, and is generally a companion dog. It has a wide, short muzzle on a broad skull. Its eyes are round and its ears hang low. The breed appears regal with its wavy coat and proportionate body. The coat of the Löwchen can be nearly any color, as long as it is somewhat long and silky. The breed is generally given a “lion cut” meaning the haunches, front and back legs, and 1/3 of the tail are shaved, and the rest of the coat is left natural.

The breed is generally friendly and playful. It makes an excellent pet for families with children due to its active nature. It is also extremely intelligent.

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