Name: Small lion dog
Other names: Small lion dog, Loewchen
Country of origin: Germany
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Unsportsmanlike dog breeds, Companion dogs
Life span: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Happy, Playful, Intelligent, Active, Family, Friendly
Height: Males: 33-36 cm; Females: 30-33 cm
Weight: Females: 3.6-7.3 kg; Males: 4.5-8.2 kg
Color: Chocolate, Black & Silver, Blue, Black, Black & Brown & Tan, Cream
The price of puppies: $300 – $500 USD
Small lion-dog is a small, shiny, and life-loving dog with origins in Renaissance Europe. The breed was bred as a companion in order to attract the attention and care of women, especially with its extravagant haircut, which makes the dog resemble a small lion. The characteristics of this breed are a compact, curly body, a relatively short and wide head, and muzzle; proud gait, cheerfulness, special attention is attracted by the clip, clamping the “lion’s” mane. These physical characteristics in combination and excellent and positive behavior, special style, and form this breed.
The ideal height at the withers is 12-14 inches, regardless of the sex of the dog, if the height at the withers is above or below this standard, this is clearly considered a defect and has a result of culling from the breed.
A small lion-dog is a very alert, intelligent, and gentle dog that has all the necessary qualities for a loyal friend. These dogs are inherently cheerful, sociable, and inquisitive.