• Size

  • Height

    Males – 28 to 31.5 inches at the withers, Females – 25.5 to 29.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    80 to 160 pounds
  • Coat

    Medium to long
  • Color

    Red, reddish brown, sandy, or yellow with a black mask
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Rally, Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Herding, Therapy, Search and Rescue, Water Rescue, Carting
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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