Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Lowchen

Lowchen
Lowchen
The favourite animal of the Florentine Nobles of the 15th Century, the Lowchen catered to the whims of the elite. Ladies at court clipped the hair from the dog's backs and used them as "hot water bottles". Developed in Europe, the breed has been traditionally clipped similar to the Portuguese Water Dog in the lion trim (poodle look). This is probably not its immediate origin, but the similarity of the Bichon family and the water dogs is emphasized by these comparisons. The Little Lion Dog undoubtedly evolved from the family of Bichons, as they travelled from the Mediterranean into Europe. Many feel that the breed was developed in Germany, but France is listed as the official country of development. They are now recognised in many countries of the world, including Australia, but are still considered fairly rare.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

It can live up to 15 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

A bit of a clown is one way to describe the Lowchen. Its happy disposition and willingness to please makes them the ideal companion animal. Despite its diminutive size, the Lowchen is robust and full of energy, yet sensible and not hyperactive. A dog of intelligence and affection, it is exclusively a house pet and companion and is winning admiration in many parts of Australia.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Very good. Will accept other pets if introduced at an early age.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Robust and generally sound with few medical problems, they are ideally suited to families with limited space. They do require regular grooming and exercise.

Please take note:
This breed is long coated and requires regular grooming and clipping.

IDEAL OWNERS

If you are seeking a loyal and charming house dog and prepared to accept the need for regular grooming, then the Lowchen might well suit you.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Lowchen is the dog for you and you realize that you need to groom it regularly, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Steve Warry Sabu WA Contact
Glenis Field Elguarda QLD Contact
Sharon Lancey Sesukan QLD Contact
Fran Darling Paceaway QLD Contact
Chris Van Chismene QLD Contact
Ross and Tracy Wittenberg Riloss SA Contact
Lorraine Chippindale Chinaroad WA Contact
Lou Howlett-Trahar Wyntervale VIC Contact
James Powell Darkrai NSW Contact
CHERIE TULK TACOZAJO SA Contact
Joan Harrison Rondaglen VIC Contact
Devon Bennett Kilgarrin VIC Contact
Trish Dyet Silvafyre ACT Contact
Courtney Tulk Lowensque SA Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)