Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rhode Island
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I don't own but showed a few. They are taller than Havs - a little bit less sturdy but not fine, more square, and actually have pretty different faces (round eyes, etc). And yes, show dogs have that fabulous lion cut!
I found they were more active and a little more independent than Havs. Still very nice companions, but a little bit less 'soft' and velcro-y. Maybe a little bit smarter than most Havs... not as blinded by love!
There is some debate as to if Lowchen are related to the Bichon family or not, but ultimatey, they're probably the German version of the toy dog (Havanese being the Cuban version, Shih Tzus being the Chinese version, Maltese being the, well Maltese version).
~Kat, Clover, CDX RN NA NAJ, & AKC/UKC Ch. William
People in the dog show world know me as Karen, but the rest of the world knows me & I will introduce myself as Kat... I've been showing dogs longer than I've had the nickname, and the nickname is not new!