A pleasant and amiable dog, the Lowchen is always a delightful companion. It's almost always in a great mood that uplifts the spirits of people around it. Although small, weighing 13 to 15 pounds and standing 28 to 35 centimetres, the Lowchen is an energetic and active dog breed. It loves nothing more than to spend hours playing with its family outside. As such, the breed is attached to its family, so much that it suffers from separation anxiety when left alone. It is often exhibited through negative behaviours such as excessive and continual barking and scratching.
The Lowchen's playful and sociable nature makes it a great companion dog. It is a decent watchdog since it tends to bark to let you know if strangers are about, but it is not aggressive enough to be a guard dog. Lowchens are intelligent little dogs and are people-pleasers, which make them very amenable to training. In fact, they are known to excel in canine sports such as obedience and agility. Like all dogs, the Lowchen does not respond to harsh correction. Instead, it performs well with positive reinforcements. Diverse and short training sessions will help keep their interest to learn and boredom at bay.
Lowchens are affectionate and sweet dogs that befriend everyone, even children. However, any interaction, especially during playtime, should always be well supervised by adults to make sure accidents are avoided. With a sociable and kind nature, naturally, the Lowchen gets on well with other household pets such as other dogs, even cats. However, there is still a small chance that it will chase other cats they meet in the neighbourhood.