The Kennel Club





Little Lion Dog

(Lowchen)




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: October 2009

CLASSIFICATION

: Toy

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: Gay, happy, lively little dog.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Intelligent, affectionate showing no sign of aggression.

HEAD

: Short, fairly broad. Skull flat between the ears, head carried proud and high. Well defined stop; short, strong muzzle.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

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

Eyes

: Round, dark, relatively large and intelligent. Unbroken pigmentation of eye rims, pigment to be in accordance with coat colour.

Ears

: Ears pendant, of moderate length with long fringing.

NECK

: Good length, proudly arched.

BODY

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

TAIL

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

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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

FEET

: Small, round.

HINDQUARTERS

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

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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

COAT

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HAIR

: Fairly long, wavy, never curly. Single coat of silky 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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.