LCA Club Information


The Löwchen Club of America was founded in 1971 by Charles and Jane Cook and Robert and Carol Yhlen. Originally named the Little Lion Dog Club of America, the club’s initial mission was to create and maintain a breed registry for the Löwchen in the United States. The Club began to accept new members in 1973 and first collected dues in 1975. In the early 1980’s the club newsletter, Headlions, was published. Headlions is today a quarterly publication of the Löwchen Club of America.

June of 1984 saw a point system set up and implemented, to encourage Löwchen owners to exhibit their dogs in both conformation and obedience for championship titles. By 1985 club membership had grown to 35.

The club began holding Regional Specialties in 1984 and National Specialties in 1985. In 1990, the club wrote its constitution according to American Kennel Club guidelines. In 1991 the club name was officially changed to Löwchen Club of America and work was begun toward recognition by the American Kennel Club.

On April 1, 1996 the Löwchen was accepted for registration and into the Miscellaneous Class. This was the first step to full recognition by the American Kennel Club. On January 1, 1999 the Löwchen was accepted into full recognition with the American Kennel Club along with the Havanese and the Anatolian Shepherd.

Officers, Board of Directors and Committees (PDF)

Constitution and By-laws  (PDF)


LÖWCHEN CLUB OF AMERICA MEMBERSHIP

There are four types of membership:

Full Membership:

Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, own or co-own a Löwchen, must agree to abide by the Constitution and by-laws of the club and submit two letters of recommendation and a signed Code of Ethics.

Full Membership Application

Associate Membership:

Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, must agree to abide by the Constitution and by-laws of the club and submit a signed Code of Ethics. Associate members have all rights and privileges of membership except the rights to vote or hold office.

Associate Membership Application

Junior Membership:

Applicant must be 10 years of age to 18 years of age, must agree to abide by the Constitution and by-laws of the club and submit a signed Code of Ethics. Junior members have all rights and privileges of membership except the rights to vote or hold office.

Junior Membership Application 

Foreign Membership:

Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, reside outside the boundaries of the United States, must agree to abide by the Constitution and by-laws of the club and submit a signed Code of Ethics. Foreign members have all rights and privileges of membership except the rights to vote or hold office.

Foreign Membership Application

Code of Ethics

(Must be signed and returned with membership application.)