Breeds that the Löwchen competes against in the United Kingdom in the Toy Group:
Affenpinscher, Australian Silky Terrier, Bichon Frise, Bolognese, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua (Long Coat), Chihuahua (Smooth Coat),Chinese Crested, Coton De Tulear, English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan), Griffon Bruxellios, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Lowchen (Little Lion Dog), Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Pug, Yorkshire Terrier

U.K. February 2004


GENERAL APPEARANCE: Coat clipped in a traditional lion clip, tail also clipped , topped with a plume , giving appearance of a little lion. Strongly built, active, well balanced and alert.

CHARACTERISTICS: Gay, happy, lively little dog.

TEMPERAMENT: Intelligent, affectionate, showing no sign of aggression.

HEAD AND SKULL: Short, fairly broad, skull flat between the ears. Head carried proud and high, well defined stop; short, strong muzzle. Nose dark: black or brown according to coat colour.

EARS: Ears pendant, of moderate length with long fringing.

MOUTH: Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

NECK: Good length, proudly arched.

FOREQUARTERS: Shoulders well laid. Forelegs straight with round bone, not too fine.

BODY: Short, strong and well proportioned. Level topline. Ribs well sprung. Strong loin with moderate tuck up.

HINDQUARTERS: Hindlegs well muscled. Good turn of stifle without exaggeration; straight when viewed from rear.

FEET: Small, round.

TAIL: Medium length, clipped with tuft of hair to resemble a plume. Carried gaily on the move.

GAIT/MOVEMENT: Free, parallel movement fore and aft, no hackneyed action.

COAT: Fairly long, wavy, never curly. Single coat of soft texture.

COLOUR: Any colour or combination of colours permissible.

SIZE: Height at withers 25-33 cms ( 10-13 ins)

FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

NOTE: Male dogs should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
Official UK Löwchen Breed Standard
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