Depicted in art since the 1400’s, the Löwchen is believed to have originated in the general region of Germany, Belgium, and France. The breed has changed little in over 600 years. It is identified by the distinctive “lion” trim, gaily carried tail, and mischievous personality. Originally bred to be companions, in recent years the Löwchen has proven itself to be a very versatile breed excelling in conformation, obedience, and agility. The name “Löwchen” translates from German as “little lion dog”.