KC (UK) Standard

UK KC Lowchen

The Kennel Club (UK) Standard

Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)

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Toy Group

 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.

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.

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

EARS
Pendant, of moderate length with long fringing.

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

NECK
Good length, proudly arched.

FOREQUARTERS
Forelegs straight and fine. Shoulders well laid.

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

HINDQUARTERS
Hindlegs well-muscled, with good turn of stifle; straight when viewed from rear.

FEET
Small, round.

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

GAIT/MOVEMENT
Free, parallel movement for 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: 25-33 cm (10-13 ins) at withers.

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.

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