you are here: home > dogs > leonberger
Spread the love
Tell a friend about vivapets
from(sender):


to(receiver):


message:

[ send ]

Leonberger

A noble breed! (other names: Leo)

Leonberger
origin:Germany
date origin:19th century
life expectancy:11 years
classification:Working Group
height:65 to 80 cm
weight:40 to 50 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonablegrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Demandingsize: Giant
Add to my favourite stuffAre you an expert on this breed?send page to a friendcomment thisadd a link
Add this breed to your favourite stuff
This feature requires you to be logged on VIVAPETS

You can login to your account or create a new account.
Are you an expert on this breed?
This feature requires you to be logged on VIVAPETS

You can login to your account or create a new account.
Send this breed to a friend!
Fill in the form below

your name:
your email:
friend name:
friend email:
comment:
 

History [ edit ]

The Leonberger was created around mid 1800s in Germany by Alderman Heirich Essig, who wanted a dog that looked like the lion symbol of his town: Leonberg. For that he crossed several breeds like the: Newfoundland, the St. Bernard and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

In the beginning, the Leonberger was mostly white, but during the 19th century, other breeds were probably introduced to give him the appearance he has today. Leonbergers suffered greatly during both world wars, since they were demanding eaters and because of that, most of the times, they were left on their own.

The first time the Leonberger was exhibit it was disqualified for being a simple cross of other breeds. In the last years, this breed has gained popularity and although the breed is still waiting for the recognition of the AKC, it was already accepted by the FCI and the UKC.