LEONBERGER

History

Leonberger is a large dog breed and is a cross between Newfie, Saint Bernard, and Great Pyrenees. Its lion-like looks make it an aggressive dog. Its broad structure characterizes Leo with a black mask which extending to the eyebrow.  With right owner, it can be a friend like no other.

Temperament & Personality

The loving and lively personality of German dog makes it a family friendly breed. Its cool and amiable nature is evident while guarding its family or property. Their playful nature helps it to adjust to any situation. Leo puppies are not hostile towards other dogs and pets, and they go easily with children and remains calm when frightened by a repulsive child. Their lion looks not only makes them aggressive and biggest but perfect guard dogs.

Leonberger Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living

Good for 1st Time Owners

Sensitivity

Tolerance Levels

Affection towards Family

Kid Friendliness

Stranger Friendliness

Ease of Grooming

General Health

Trainability

Prey Drive

Exercise Needs

Energy Level

Exercise

the huge dog requires moderate exercise on a daily basis to keep up with their health. Long walks in the morning and evening will be adequate. Playing games or running in a fenced field will also maintain mental and physical health. Leonberger puppies which is more than 18 months old should be taken for short trips where the dog  can enjoy activities like swimming, hiking, etc.

Grooming

It is a large dog with a double coating, making grooming essential.They have long hair or short hair and  while brushing, attention should be given to the feathering of the ear, back of the forehead and forelegs. Their nails should be trimmed as soon as they overgrow while brushing twice or thrice a week will help to maintain their dental health. Frequent baths will help to keep the dog in excellent condition.

Health Problems

Leonberger dog is a healthy breed, but there are specific health issues like hip dysplasia, eye disease, etc. Few dogs suffer from this disease while the majority are healthy dogs. Regular tests and a periodic Veteran visit can keep the dog healthy.

Training

Obedience training should be provided to the Leo puppies to socialize. Training sessions should be confident and patient as it will allow the puppy to grow up as a conscious family member. Introduce other pets to Leo puppies to make them familiar with strangers and animals in a positive manner.

Feeding

Dog food made for giant breeds should be fed. The diet should have raw veggies, fruit containing   phytochemicals , micronutrients, chicken meat and ground turkey.

Leonberger Facts

Leonberger

Group:

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Leo, Gentle, Giant, Gentle Lion

Height & Weight:

2 feet,1 inch to 2 feet 7 inches & Male: 110-170 pounds Female: 90-140 pounds

Color:

Red-brown, sand, lion yellow, black, golden

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

AKC,NAPR,NKC,DRA,APRI,ACR, CKC,,NZKC,FCI,KCGB,ACA

Shedding:

Heavy Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

No

Average Litter Size:

6-14 puppies

Lifespan:

7-10 years

Coat:

Double coat with finer, shorter hairs on limbs and muzzle

Price:

$2000

Origin:

Germany,[Europe]

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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