The Lowchen is a very affectionate and friendly little dog, and is often used as a lap dog. They are very loyal and love being around the family. Although some say the Lowchen gets along better with adults than children, they do get along fine with children too. If they are socialized or grow up with the children, they are very good with them and to them. They appear fragile in appearance so often young children are afraid to hold them or roughhouse with them. They are actually very hardy and tough little animals. The Lowchen is actually a very brave little dog, considering their small size (only weighing 9 to 18 pounds).
In addition to being good with children, they are also good with other animals they have been around, which is good considering many children have other pets as well. They don't always like non-canine animals, but can be raised to get along with them, too. They are very playful and not highly strung like many small breeds.
At times, they may try to be arrogant and stubborn, especially with the children if they feel they can get along with them. Since children usually don't play the role of trainer or disciplinarian, they often do get away with it. It is very important for the children to learn to respect the dog at a very young age. In spite of their toughness, they are still a small dog that can get injured if handled too roughly. They love to lie on the laps of anyone that will have them, be it adults or children. Once they get to know the children well, they bond with them and will follow them everywhere they go. They are also very protective of the family and will not let strangers near them without making quite a fuss barking.
Although each breed is different, as a rule the Lowchen is very well balanced and calm. They make an excellent playmate and companion for the children in the family. If you get a Lowchen as a puppy, it will often grow up with the children idolizing them. Many children have raised the Lowchen as their individual pet and taken them into the show ring. In most cases, the way the dog is raised as a puppy affects how he turns out as an adult dog.
You will always find a few people that have bad experiences with a particular dog and children. Sometimes it's the fault of poor genetics in the dog; sometimes it's the child's treatment of the dog and sometimes it's just the dog. The majorities of Lowchen dogs love children and are affectionate and very attached to them. They are happy dogs that love lying next to the kids and often sleeping with them by their side.