The Kennel Club (UK) Standard
Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)
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.
Gay, happy, lively little dog.
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.
Round, dark, large and intelligent. Unbroken pigmentation of eye rims, pigment to be in accordance with coat colour.
Pendant, of moderate length with long fringing.
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.
Good length, proudly arched.
Forelegs straight and fine. Shoulders well laid.
Short, strong and well proportioned. Level topline. Ribs well sprung. Strong loin with moderate tuck up.
Hindlegs well-muscled, with good turn of stifle; straight when viewed from rear.
Medium length, clipped with tuft of hair to resemble a plume. Carried gaily on move.
Free, parallel movement for and aft, no hackneyed action.
Fairly long, wavy, never curly. Single coat of soft texture.
Any colour or combination of colours permissible.
Height: 25-33 cm (10-13 ins) at withers.
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.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.