The Leonberger is a giant dog breed. The breed's name derives from the city of Leonberg in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. According to legend, the Leonberger was ostensibly bred as a 'symbolic dog' that would mimic the lion in the town crest. It is in the Working Group for dog shows such as Crufts.
This Mountain dog comes with a generous double coat; the Leonberger is a large, muscular, and elegant dog with balanced body type, medium temperament, and dramatic presence. The head is adorned with a striking black mask, and projects the breed's distinct expression of intelligence, pride, and kindliness. Remaining true to their early roots as a capable family and working dog and search and rescue dog (particularly water), the surprisingly agile Leonberger is sound and coordinated, with both strength in bearing and elegance in movement. A dimorphic breed, the Leonberger possesses either a strongly masculine or elegantly feminine form, making gender immediately discernible.
Male: 28-31.5 in - average 29.5 in
Female: 25.5-29.5 in - average 27.5 in
Males: 120-170 lb - average 130-150 lb
Females: 90-135 lb - average 115 lb
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The breed demonstrates success in such varied activities as water rescue, tracking, agility, obedience, rally, herding, carting, therapy work and other activities involving great strength and agility coupled with a thoughtful, gentle intelligence. Obedience training is a must for young Leonbergers! Classes held outside the home are recommended early in a puppy’s life for both their training and socialization benefits. Leos want to please their owners and be involved in everything their family does, so patient, consistent, positive training will help your puppy become a well adjusted, mannerly family member. Socialization of your puppy is very important. Expose your Leo to a variety of people outside the family, and introduce new places, experiences and other animals in a secure, nurturing manner, especially in the first year of your puppy’s life. Remember, Leonberger puppies grow up fast, can be quite “mouthy,” and energetically rambunctious, so early training and socialization is vital. Leonberger puppies should have daily, supervised play and outdoor exercise time. As they grow, a conscientious owner will introduce new activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere which allows the puppy time to accept and understand each new venture while keeping in mind that activities should be appropriate to the age of the puppy.
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We believe that breeding dogs is a science, not a hobby. A lot goes into every single puppy. We start by only breeding the highest quality parent dogs; they must have excellent health & pass all health certifications (hips, elbows, eyes, heart, thyroid, & DNA tested & certified. Our parent dogs must also have excellent temperments, be highly intelligent & have a remarkable appearance. We raise our dogs as family, they are treated like family, highest quality food (No-Corn, No-Wheat, No-Soy, No-By-products) plus every one of our dogs gets 1-2lbs raw meat daily & the highest quality Vitamins (NuVet Plus)
Our Dogs have acreage including ponds to swim and play in, pasture to run through the tall grass, shade to relax and sleep in, toys & lots of people to play and love on. In addition to this, every dog has their own indoor/ourdoor kennel/room (that they are only in at night) this is heated, cooled, has fans, vents & is sanitized every other day.
Every puppy is socialized from a young age, to make the best transition to their new families, they are fed high quailty puppy food, they are in a clean, sanitized, safe enviorment where they are with people, kids, dogs, cats and other animals. Pups are bathed, brushed, and clean. We keep all of our dogs & pups current on all shots & deworming at all times. We sanitized our property every other day to keep our dogs and pups in the best health possible. We limit the people who come and go to avoid exposure to sickness for our dogs. we include a health guarantee on every pup we breed and raise. We believe that to have the best dog, it needs to have the best start to life. This is what we strive to accomplish with every puppy, every day.
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