Little Lion Dog

The Little Lion Dog is a French dog breed, which is also called the "Petit chien lion".
According to the FCI it is a companion and toy dog, section 1.3. That means, that it has a relationship to the Bichons. The Little Lion Dog is related to Maltese, Havanese, Bichon Frise, Coton de Tulear and Bolognese.
It is a very seldom dog breed, which you usually don´t see. Nevertheless it is a very popular dog for showings.

Origins of Breed

The Little Lion Dog was first seen in the mid ages. Already in the 13. century there were paintings of this dog breeds. The people then even made embroiderings in carpets of these dogs.
In the past it was a kind of fashion dog for the Royals. But after this time, the Little Lion Dog was very seldom to see. In 1965 there were only about 40 Lion dogs worldwide. Since 1976 the number of Little Lion Dogs increased again.

Character and Temperament

The Little Lion Dog is a very quiet and obedient little dog, which is very faithful to its owner.
This dog breed loves walkaways, even if it rains, because it´s not hydrophobic.
The Little Lion Dog is a good dog for beginners,...

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