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Leonberger The Leonberger breed is generally not suited to urban settings. It requires a lot of space to play and exercise and plenty of attention. The Leonberger's Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet, working dog The Leonberger dog breed makes for an excellent companion despite the dogs' big size. Leonbergers are satisfied to spend time with their human families and are good with children. They behave well with other animals as long as they are properly socialized. They require exercise daily and even more as they grow into maturity. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Leonberger's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Leonberger breed as determined by the Leonberger Club of America's published breed standard.

  • Size: males 72-80 cm; females 65-75 cm
  • Coat: medium soft to coarse, long, close-fitting, never parted
  • Color: lion yellow, red, reddish brown, sandy, all combinations in between, always with a black mask
  • Eyes: light brown to dark, mid-size, oval
  • Ears: set high, pendant, mid-size, hanging close to head, fleshy
  • Muzzle: long, nasal bridge of even breadth, slightly arched
  • Nose: black
  • Tail: well furnished,

The Leonberger's Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: Germany Original purpose: companion, symbol of Leonberg Name: Derived from the city of Leonberg; nicknamed Leo Historical notes: Leonberger dogs were bred from the Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, and Pyrenean Mountain Dogs. They were bred in southwestern Germany to bear a resemblance to the lion on Leonberg's coat of arms.



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