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Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle" Compare Lowchen and Pomeranian. Which is better: Lowchen or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Name Lowchen Pomeranian Toy Poodle
OriginsSpain Germany France Netherlands Germany Poland Germany France
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank16922449
Reviews121
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Other Names Lowchen, Petit Chien Lion, Little Lion Dog, Little Lion Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $5000-$8000 $600-$800 1000-1500

General Appearance - Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg), Female: 11-15 pounds (5-7 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 15.5 pounds (7 kg), Female: 13 pounds (6 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height Male: 13–15 inches (32–39 cm), Female: 12–15 inches (30–37 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 13.5 inches (34 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Hair & Care - Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle

Coat Dense Silky Wavy Harsh Fluffy Dense Curly Thick
Colors Black Tan Brown Blue Red Silver White Grey Blue Gray Red Tan Brown Orange White Black Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Lowchens shed none to minimal.
Pomeranians shed moderately.
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle

Temperament Active Friendly Playful Familiar Happy Active Friendly Lively Sociable Extroverted Intelligent Playful Attentive Docile Trainable Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Lowchens are easy to train.
Pomeranians are easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Lowchens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Lowchens have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Lowchens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Lowchens need a lot of social interaction.
Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Lowchen is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Lowchens are average watchdogs.
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Lowchens strongly protect their territory.
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Lowchen has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lowchens have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pomeranians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lowchens have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Lowchens don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Lowchens are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Lowchens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Lowchens tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Toy Poodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Lowchens are very stranger friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lowchens are kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lowchens are very cat-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Lowchens are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Lowchen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lowchens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lowchens are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Lowchens are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Pomeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Lowchen breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pomeranian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle

Health Issues
Lowchens tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Pomeranian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Dry Eye Epilepsy Heat Intolerance Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Seizures Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Canine Diabetes Mellitus Ear Infections Epilepsy Heart Murmurs Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Allergies Slipped Stifle
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 12-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Lowchens have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Lowchens have an average exercise need.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Lowchens sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Lowchen has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lowchen is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pomeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lowchen vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies 2-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

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