The Lowchen is a bright, happy, easygoing, and a lively little guy. He is outgoing, optimistic, fun-loving, and sociable. He is affectionate, loyal, and devoted and will crave your attention. Lowchens firmly attach themselves to their families. They are good with children, other dogs, and other pets. They are extremely protective of their families and will bark to warn of danger or an impending knock at the door. Because they are eager to please, they are obedient with their masters. They are easy to train and learn quickly. They do quite well in obedience, rally, and agility competitions. The Lowchen enjoys a mental challenge and is agile and quick! He also enjoys daily walks, jogging, and hiking. They love to play outside with their families. The Lowchen loves to hang out with his family, no matter what they are doing. He is quite an inquisitive little clown and can be entertaining to watch. He is also attentive, receptive, gentle, and sensitive. They can be problem barkers and problem diggers, but obedience training should help with that, and a Lowchen will generally calm down when you tell him to.
The Lowchen is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
The Lowchen sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!
Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often.
Show coat (more work): Professionally groom his coat to the breed standard. Brush it daily.
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.