The Lion Dog is a fun, lively and friendly companion dog. The animal was bred with a special task: to keep the feet of its owner warm. In addition, of course, this dog has a beautiful appearance. The animal is bred to look like a small lion. This is where his name comes from.
The dog's long history makes it difficult to determine who the exact ancestors of this breed are. It is said that the dog originally came from Germany, but this is disputed. In fact, the dog was especially popular in southern Europe. It is suspected that the Maltese and the Bichon Frisé are the ancestors of this cute dog. What we do know for sure is that the Lion Dog has looked about the same for 500 years. We know this because the dog is depicted on various works of art.
The Lion Dog is a tad stubborn. This is partly because the animal is so intelligent. He likes to think for himself and choose his own path. In addition, they like to be with their owner(s). They are extremely loyal. Of course the Lion Dog likes to be taken for a ride, with a long walk or a game of frolic you will certainly make them happy. The dog has a friendly nature and can easily cope with young children. They can be a tad fierce towards other dogs. They will bark a lot, but are not aggressive.
Because the dog may start barking at other dogs, it is good to bring the Lion Dog into contact with other dogs as early as possible as a puppy. This way you can unlearn the barking a bit. The Lion Dog itself will not become aggressive, but you do not know if other dogs appreciate the barking of this small quadruped. They can then become aggressive. The dog likes to listen to his boss, so the training of the puppy generally goes smoothly. This is nice, because there is something else you have to teach the dog: not to bark constantly. This is because the Lion Dog is quite alert and tends to bark at the slightest thing.