Leonberger
Leonberger
Size
Large/Giant
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
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Rally, Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Herding, Therapy, Search and Rescue, Water Rescue, Carting

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.

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.

Training Leonbergers

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