Löwchen Dog Names

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Introduction

 The Löwchen dog breed is a very old breed that frequently found favor with the Royal families and noblemen and women of Europe. The history of the breed has been obscured by time, however, and there is no way to know where they originally developed, or who developed them. The two most popular theories are that they were developed in the area around Germany, France, and Belgium, or that they were developed in the Mediterranean, alongside the Bichon type dogs that were developed in that area. These trainable and resourceful little dogs have come close to extinction many times, due to European conflicts, but fortunately for us, the happy-go-lucky Löwchen has prevailed. 

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Löwchen Dog Name Considerations

 The Löwchen dog breed has been around for several centuries and was often found in the courts of royalty and the homes of nobility, particularly in the of the French and German regions. This makes royalty related names like Prince, Princess, and Duchess very appropriate for these little dogs, as well as names that mean noble or nobility, such as Adalbert, Adelle, Herluin, and Elke. They are also bright little dogs, and if you wish to highlight that particular Löwchen trait, there are many names within this list that do just that; names like Philbert and Rupert work well. These small dogs have been around long enough that they have been featured in many art pieces, particularly portraits of wealthy families, and this can provide a great deal of inspiration as well. Some people may choose to name their dog after the subjects of the paintings, leading to names like Magnus, Maria, Anne, or Henri, while other individuals may prefer to honor the artists responsible for the names, such as Jan Havickszoon Steen, Francisco de Goya, or Jean-Baptiste Mallet. Despite their popularity, this breed almost became extinct after World War II, and was only saved due to the efforts of a few dedicated breeders, and honoring these breeders can lead to names like Maximillian, Madame, or Hans.  

Male Löwchen Dog Names

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Xandre
One of the first puppies bred by Madame Brennert was named Xandre
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William
A painting of Sir William Thornhaugh features a Löwchen dog at his side
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Ulan
The first male that Madame Bennert used for breeding was named Ulan
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Rupert
A French and German name meaning bright fame
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Prince
Many Löwchen dogs were companions to princes and princesses
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Pieter
Painter Pieter Cornelisz showed Löwchen dogs in some of his artwork
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Phillipe
Philippe Caffiéri created a small sculpture of a dog that very much resembles a Löwchen
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Philbert
A German name meaning very bright
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Maximillian
Breeder Maximillian de Coninck sold some of his Löwchen puppies to Madame Bennert
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Magnus
A painted portrait of Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie and Maria Eufrosyne features a dog with the Löwchen signature hairstyle
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Lucas
A portrait of the Duchess Katharina of Mecklenburg, painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1514 shows a white Löwchen at her side
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Lion
Löwchen means little lion dog, due to the breed’s signature haircut
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Leonide
A French name that means lion’s son
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Leandro
A Spanish name that means lion
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Kurt
Professor Kurt Konig helped to save the breed by gathering healthy, hardy, outgoing individuals and breeding them together
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Knight
A legend associated with the breed stated that if a knight died in battle a lion was carved at the foot of his tomb, but if he died in bed a Löwchen dog was carved there instead
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Jean-Baptiste
A portrait of a woman in an archway by Jean-Baptiste Mallet features a parti-colored Löwchen dog
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Jan
Jan Havickszoon Steen often featured Löwchen dogs in his artwork
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Herluin
A Norman French name that means noble friend
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Henri
Henri Bertholet-Campan was painted with a Löwchen dog when he was around two years old
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Hans
Dr. Hans Rickert kept Madame Bennert’s breeding program alive
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Freeway
A Löwchen canine character on the television show Hart to Hart, found on the freeway
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Francisco
Francisco de Goya painted several portraits that featured dogs that are most likely Löwchen dogs
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Dillon
A name that means like a lion in French
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Constantine
A French and German name that means steadfast or loyal
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Charles
Charles van der Eycken painted a portrait with a Löwchen dancing with a young boy
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Batoni
Batoni Pompeo painted a portrait of a young countess with a Löwchen dog
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Asce
A French name that means noble at birth
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Adriane
Flemish painter from the Baroque era, Adriaen van Utrecht, multiple pieces which featured a Löwchen breed dog
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Adalbert
A German name that means bright nobility
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Adalbert
A German name that means bright nobility
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Adriane
Flemish painter from the Baroque era, Adriaen van Utrecht, multiple pieces which featured a Löwchen breed dog
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Asce
A French name that means noble at birth
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Batoni
Batoni Pompeo painted a portrait of a young countess with a Löwchen dog
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Charles
Charles van der Eycken painted a portrait with a Löwchen dancing with a young boy
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Constantine
A French and German name that means steadfast or loyal
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Dillon
A name that means like a lion in French
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Francisco
Francisco de Goya painted several portraits that featured dogs that are most likely Löwchen dogs
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Freeway
A Löwchen canine character on the television show Hart to Hart, found on the freeway
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Hans
Dr. Hans Rickert kept Madame Bennert’s breeding program alive
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Henri
Henri Bertholet-Campan was painted with a Löwchen dog when he was around two years old
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Herluin
A Norman French name that means noble friend
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Jan
Jan Havickszoon Steen often featured Löwchen dogs in his artwork
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Jean-Baptiste
A portrait of a woman in an archway by Jean-Baptiste Mallet features a parti-colored Löwchen dog
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Knight
A legend associated with the breed stated that if a knight died in battle a lion was carved at the foot of his tomb, but if he died in bed a Löwchen dog was carved there instead
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Kurt
Professor Kurt Konig helped to save the breed by gathering healthy, hardy, outgoing individuals and breeding them together
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Leandro
A Spanish name that means lion
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Leonide
A French name that means lion’s son
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Lion
Löwchen means little lion dog, due to the breed’s signature haircut
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Lucas
A portrait of the Duchess Katharina of Mecklenburg, painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1514 shows a white Löwchen at her side
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Magnus
A painted portrait of Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie and Maria Eufrosyne features a dog with the Löwchen signature hairstyle
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Maximillian
Breeder Maximillian de Coninck sold some of his Löwchen puppies to Madame Bennert
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Philbert
A German name meaning very bright
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Phillipe
Philippe Caffiéri created a small sculpture of a dog that very much resembles a Löwchen
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Pieter
Painter Pieter Cornelisz showed Löwchen dogs in some of his artwork
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Prince
Many Löwchen dogs were companions to princes and princesses
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Rupert
A French and German name meaning bright fame
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Ulan
The first male that Madame Bennert used for breeding was named Ulan
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William
A painting of Sir William Thornhaugh features a Löwchen dog at his side
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Xandre
One of the first puppies bred by Madame Brennert was named Xandre

Female Löwchen Dog Names

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Xenia
One of the first puppies bred by Madame Brennert was named Xenia
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Tapestry
There are many medieval tapestries which feature Löwchen dogs
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Sirginia
The first female that Madame Bennert bred with Ulan producing two registered pups Xandre and Xenia
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Ragamuffin
When unclipped these little dogs are said to look like ragamuffins
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Quinte
Quinte, a black and white female, later renamed to Fgitane, was transferred from Kurt Konig to Madame Bennert
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Princess
Many Löwchen dogs were companions to princes and princesses
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Noble
The Löwchen dog was typically owned mainly by royalty and noblemen
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Marquesa
A form of French royalty
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Marie
Princess Marie Zephyrine of France was painted next to a brown dog with a lion cut that characterized the Löwchen dog
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Maria
A painted portrait of Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie and Maria Eufrosyne features a dog with the Löwchen signature hairstyle
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Madame
Madame Bennert was a key player in keeping the breed alive after World War II
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Linette
A name meaning little lion in French
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Leonarda
A French name that means lion
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Lavinia
A painting of Lavinia, Countess Spencer, and a young John Charles Spencer featured a dog that appears to be a Löwchen
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Lacey
A Löwchen dog is featured in the painting “Lacemaker” by Pieter Cornelisz
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Kimono
A Löwchen dog is featured in Jan Francois Verhas’s painting “Lady in Kimono”
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Katherina
A portrait of the Duchess Katharina of Mecklenburg, painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1514 shows a white Löwchen at her side
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Isabel
A portrait of a young Isabel de Orleans Borbon features her holding a little white dog that appears to be a Löwchen
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Gisela
A German name meaning pledge or noble offspring
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Gini
One of the world’s leading experts in the Löwchen breed is Gini Denninger
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Elke
An Old German derivative of the name Adalheid, meaning noble sort
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Duchess
Many of the women known to have Löwchen dogs were duchesses
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Constance
An English name meaning steadfast
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Bijou
A life-sized portrait of this loyal Löwchen hangs in the Baroness’s bedroom in Weilberg Castle
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Arielle
A French name meaning lion of God
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Anne
A portrait of Lady Anne Palmer, the daughter of Charles II and Barbara Villiers, features a tiny Löwchen dog at her side
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Alba
The Duchess of Alba was painted by Francisco de Goya with a Löwchen at her side
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Agnes
A portrait of Agnes Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress, included a dog believed to be a Löwchen
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Adelle
A name meaning noble; from France
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Adala
A German name meaning nobility
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Adala
A German name meaning nobility
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Adelle
A name meaning noble; from France
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Agnes
A portrait of Agnes Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress, included a dog believed to be a Löwchen
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Alba
The Duchess of Alba was painted by Francisco de Goya with a Löwchen at her side
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Anne
A portrait of Lady Anne Palmer, the daughter of Charles II and Barbara Villiers, features a tiny Löwchen dog at her side
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Arielle
A French name meaning lion of God
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Bijou
A life-sized portrait of this loyal Löwchen hangs in the Baroness’s bedroom in Weilberg Castle
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Constance
An English name meaning steadfast
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Duchess
Many of the women known to have Löwchen dogs were duchesses
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Elke
An Old German derivative of the name Adalheid, meaning noble sort
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Gini
One of the world’s leading experts in the Löwchen breed is Gini Denninger
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Gisela
A German name meaning pledge or noble offspring
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Isabel
A portrait of a young Isabel de Orleans Borbon features her holding a little white dog that appears to be a Löwchen
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Katherina
A portrait of the Duchess Katharina of Mecklenburg, painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1514 shows a white Löwchen at her side
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Kimono
A Löwchen dog is featured in Jan Francois Verhas’s painting “Lady in Kimono”
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Lacey
A Löwchen dog is featured in the painting “Lacemaker” by Pieter Cornelisz
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Lavinia
A painting of Lavinia, Countess Spencer, and a young John Charles Spencer featured a dog that appears to be a Löwchen
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Leonarda
A French name that means lion
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Linette
A name meaning little lion in French
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Madame
Madame Bennert was a key player in keeping the breed alive after World War II
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Maria
A painted portrait of Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie and Maria Eufrosyne features a dog with the Löwchen signature hairstyle
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Marie
Princess Marie Zephyrine of France was painted next to a brown dog with a lion cut that characterized the Löwchen dog
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Marquesa
A form of French royalty
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Noble
The Löwchen dog was typically owned mainly by royalty and noblemen
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Princess
Many Löwchen dogs were companions to princes and princesses
0
Quinte
Quinte, a black and white female, later renamed to Fgitane, was transferred from Kurt Konig to Madame Bennert
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Ragamuffin
When unclipped these little dogs are said to look like ragamuffins
0
Sirginia
The first female that Madame Bennert bred with Ulan producing two registered pups Xandre and Xenia
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Tapestry
There are many medieval tapestries which feature Löwchen dogs
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Xenia
One of the first puppies bred by Madame Brennert was named Xenia

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