What is a Leonberger? Dog Breeds

History
The Leonberger dog breed originates from Leonberg, Germany. In the mid-1800s, a gentleman named Heinrich Essig claimed to have bred a Landseer Newfoundland and a St. Bernard multiple times and later crossed the offspring with a Pyrenean Mountain Dog. Over the years, it is now believed that other dog breeds were crossed with early Leonbergers. However, no written records remain.

The first Leonberger clubs were established by owners of the breed in 1891.

The breed nearly became extinct during World War I but was saved by a group of enthusiasts. The Leonberger first appeared in the US in the early 1900s but faded during the Great Depression. Over the years, the numbers of Leonbergers increased in Europe and, later, in the US. The Leonberger Club of America was formed in 1987, but the breed was not officially admitted to the AKC working group until 2009.

Size
Weight: 120-170 pounds
Height: 25.5-31.5 inches at the shoulder
Color
lion–yellow, golden, red, reddish brown, sandy, or yellow-brown (all colors with a black mask)

Health Problems
Responsible breeders strive to maintain the highest breed standards as established by kennel clubs like the AKC. Dogs bred by these standards are less likely to inherit health conditions. However, some hereditary health problems can occur in the breed. The following are some conditions to be aware of:​

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus
Hip Dysplasia
Entropion
Ectropion
About the Breed
The Leonberger, or Leo, is a giant dog with a hard-working spirit and a gentle disposition. The breed is intelligent, noble and very loyal. Leonbergers make excellent working dogs but are also calm and affectionate companions. This breed can be a drooler, so many owners will keep a “slobber cloth” handy.

The Leonberger has a medium to long coat that is thick, straight and water-resistant. This breed sheds moderately, but more in Spring and Fall. Leos need routine grooming, specifically hair-brushing once or twice a week.

Leonbergers have a strong drive to work and protect. They need daily exercise to keep them fit and happy. In addition, Leos will benefit from some type of “job,” such as guarding the home or obedience competition. In general, these are usually very calm, loyal and loving companions. Leos are also highly intelligent dogs that respond very well to training. In fact, training and socialization are both essential for this breed.

The Leonberger is an affectionate and gentle dog breed that makes a delightful companion. This breed tends to be very intuitive about human emotions and forms a strong bond with its family. Typically, this breed gets along very well with children. These versatile dogs have a natural instinct to protect and assist people, making them wonderful service dogs and family pets.

Leonberger, The Jumbo Dog From Germany

This jumbo-sized dog breed is a mix of Newfoundland, longhaired Saint Bernard, and Great Pyrenees. He needs a good deal of exercise, attention, and space, but with the right owner, he can be a friend like no other. With his lion-like looks and deep bark, he makes an intimidating watch dog.
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How 100 Years Of Breeding Changed These Popular Dog Breeds

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ALL ABOUT LEONBERGER, THE LION DOG

Danny and Genette Fuller, located in San Diego, CA. In the early 1990’s we lost our much loved Bloodhound Ruby. Looking for another dog to fill the emptiness after Ruby’s loss, our very young son indicated that he wanted to become involved in junior showmanship. More specifically, he wanted a giant dog. So began our quest. We researched quite a few breeds and visited with many different breeders. One weekend we happened upon a rare breed dog show that was being held in a small park close to our home. A large group of Leonbergers was sitting close to one of the rings. The owners were just as friendly and outgoing as their strikingly beautiful dogs. Danny got down on his hands and knees to get a closer look into the face of a very young dog named Kai. Kai playfully bopped Danny on top of the head with his giant paw. We were smitten. Two months later we brought home Dave, our first Leonberger.

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10 Abnormally Large Dogs In The World

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10 Largest Dogs Ever You Won’t Believe Exist

Some breeds of dogs have been around since ancient times. Most dogs are bred for a lot of different things, from protecting livestock, and protecting their owners, to being faithful and loyal companions.

But in order for a dog to be protective, it’s should be bred with the size it needs to be effective. Join us as we take a look at 10 of the largest dogs ever.

1. Hulk, the Pit Bull – The name ‘Hulk’ fits this pit bull dog perfectly because he is a giant 175lbs, and stands on his hind legs almost 5 feet tall. And while he might seem big and scary, his owners say that he is very gentle and is even trusted around their young son.

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2. Freddy, the Great Dane – It’s probably no surprise to many that the Great Dane is one of the largest breeds of dog in the world, but Freddy takes the breed to a whole new level of big. He stands 7ft 6 inches on his hind legs, 2 feet taller than his owner, and weighs 200lbs!

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3. Zorba, the English Mastiff – This English Mastiff was a legend when it comes to some of the world’s biggest dogs. You may know that when it comes to the combination of weight and height, nothing can beat this breed of canine. Many Mastiffs average up to 190 pounds, but it’s not unusual for these giants to weigh around 225 pounds at full maturity.

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4. CH Samson, the Neapolitan Mastiff – This breed of Mastiff, called ‘Mastino Napolitano’ is actually an ancient dog breed, and that might explain the size of this rare dog. CH Samson was one of the largest and heaviest Mastiffs and weighed a whopping 225 pounds at just two and a half years old.

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5. Zeus the Great Dane – Zeus, who lived in Otsego, Michigan, was named the world’s tallest dog by the Guinness World Records in 2012. He measured an incredible 44 inches from his feet to the middle of his shoulder blades.

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6. Newfoundland – Unlike many larger breeds, the Newfoundland wasn’t bred to be a guard dog. Instead, it was bred to help fishermen. These big, muscular dogs are able to haul nets and lines from boats, pull carts and, most importantly, fetch anything that falls overboard into the water, including people.

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7. The Irish Wolfhound – Like the Scottish deerhound, the Irish wolfhound, as its name implies, was bred to chase down wolves. Developed from war hounds into a dog that was used for hunting and guarding, the Irish wolfhound is ancient breed of canine, and may have been brought to Ireland as far back as 7000 B.C.

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8. Leonberger – This large breed of dog began as a mix between a Newfoundland and a Saint Bernard. In the mid-1840s, Heinrich Essig of Leonberg, Germany, crossed a Newfoundland with a Saint Bernard for four generations, then added in a Pyrenean Mountain Dog to the mix.

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9. Caucasian Shepherd – This big dog was bred to do one thing only, and that is to protect sheep from wolves, and any other predator that dares attack a shepherd’s flock. However, these dogs can and have been used to protect other livestock.

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https://youtu.be/Mt2zGr9JyOI?t=16m14s

10. The Anatolian Shepherd – This canine was bred to be a shepherd’s companion and livestock guardian. The interesting thing about them is that they were bred for their size and color so that they matched the livestock that they were protecting.

Video – https://youtu.be/xCXKiGfdqhY and https://youtu.be/nKaQkUMSzE8

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