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Often called “the gentle giant,” the heavy boned, muscular Leonberger is characterized by his lionlike mane and black mask. This German breed was developed in the mid-1800s as a multipurpose working dog and family companion. The calm, playful Leonberger has a stable temperament and is willing to please. His thick, water-resistant coat should be brushed daily to avoid mats and tangles.
Living Considerations
  • Good wtih children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
A cross among the Newfoundland, Great Pyrenees and Saint Bernard, the Leonberger was founded by Heinrich Essig in 1846 in Leonberg, Germany, to exemplify the lion that was featured on Leonberg’s town crest.
  • Size Large/Giant
  • Height Males – 71 to 80 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 64.5 to 75 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 36 to 72.5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium to long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Red, reddish brown, sandy, or yellow with a black mask
  • Activities Conformation, Rally, Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Herding, Therapy, Search and Rescue, Water Rescue, Carting
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both