D Dog Fan | February 8th, 2011
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D Dog Fan | November 11th, 2010
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Big Dog | December 1st, 2011
Named from the city of Leonberg in Germany, the Leonberger is believed to be bred to resemble the lion of its town’s coat-of-arms (thus its nickname, “Gentle Lion”). This large dog breed has an even richer history than the one thought to be in the legend.
Heinrich Essig (1809-1889), an animal trader originally created the Leonberger by crossing a female Landseer with a Saint Bernard. He later added a Pyrenean Mountain Dog resulting in large dogs with long white coats. Essig’s marketing skills caused the dogs to find their way to homes of royalty.
The first dogs registered as Leonbergers were born. Essig declared the “creation” of the Leonberger as a legitimate breed of dog.
“Internationaler Klub für Leonbergerhunde” was founded with Albert Kull as president. Kull authored the first Leonberger Standard for the defensible description of the dog’s breeding program.
Late 19th Century
The modern look of Leonbergers (darker coats and black masks) was developed through the introduction of other breeds. They were kept as farm dogs because of their ability in guarding livestock and draft work.
Leonbergers were used to pull the ammunition carts during the World Wars I and II. Breeders who fled or killed by war left the dogs and almost caused its extinction. Karl Stadelmann and Otto Josenhans saved the breed by finding five dogs for breeding in war torn Germany.
Both dogs and records survived the destruction of the World Wars and the current German Leonberger Club was formed led by the veterinarian Dr. Herbstreith. Robert Beutelsbacher succeeded leadership and wrote a firm set of breeding regulations.
The German Leonberger Club joined all breeding clubs in Europe and formed the International Union of Leonberger Clubs.
Leonbergers received recognition from the American Kennel Club as the 167th breed and a member of the Working Group.
Big Dog | March 8th, 2011
The most famous appearance of this dog breed was in the film, The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon. This movie is based on the classic novel of Jack London, published in 1903. The story begins with a Leonberger dog called Buck who is kidnapped and taken to the Yukon where he is used as a sledge dog. He is badly mistreated there, however a gold miner named Thornton realizes that Buck is a great dog and starts to feel sorry for him and decides to keep him. In an accident where Buck’s kidnappers died with the neglected dogs, Thornton heals Buck back to health and they start to be good friends. Later on Buck showing his devotion, saves his owner’s life.
They go through big adventures together, they even win bets where Buck proves his extraordinary strength winning more than a thousand dollars in gold. Thornton with his friends go back to their camps, while Buck explores the forests around them and begins to socialize with the local wolf pack. One night he has to find out that he is left alone, because his owner has been murdered by a group of Indians. Buck gets back to the forest and answers the call of the wild.
We can see in this movie that the Leonberger breed is really powerful, reliable and elegant as well. The phrase that describes this breed the best would be: “the gentle giant”.
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Big Dog | October 28th, 2010
I would say yes, if you would you like to have a loyal and affectionate, “gentle giant” by your side. The Leonberger Dog is reliable, elegant and powerful. They are fond of children, but because of their huge size it is not advised to leave them alone with smaller children as they can unintentionally knock them down. These dogs also like other dogs and pets in the house. Because of their huge affection, they don’t like to be alone for a longer period of time; otherwise they can be bored and can become destructive.
The coat of the Leonberger is a straight, long and dense double coat that requires weekly care. The breed is a light, seasonal shedder. Hygiene of the ears, eyes and dental hygiene is very important for the Leonberger, as these can cause serious infections later. They are prone to health issues like hip dysplasia, bloat or entropion and can be sensitive to some drugs such as anesthetics, so frequent visits to the vet are required.
Training the Leonberger is relatively easy as they are clever and are eager to learn. They never respond well to harshness and heavy-handedness, so the trainer must be consistent, fair and should be very rewarding. Early socialization and obedience training is a must for this breed. They excel in water rescue, tracking and agility.
All in all, the Leonberger is good for big families that will always keep the dog happy by providing them exercise, play and loads of family interaction during their life. A medium-sized, fenced yard will be the best place for some fun.
I hope this short article about the Leonberger will help you decide whether this breed is the right one for you.
Big Dog | September 29th, 2010
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Big Dog | September 13th, 2010
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Big Dog | August 25th, 2010
Check out this adorable puppy, who has already learnt a few tricks even at this very young age!
Big Dog | August 18th, 2010
Source: ruasoleil leonberger
“Let me sleep, please”
Big Dog | July 21st, 2010
The good news is: YES!
The oldest purebred dog registry, the American Kennel Club welcomes 3 new breeds: the Leonberger, the Cane Corso and the Icelandic Sheepdog. So AKC now can count with not less, than 167 dog breeds.
None of the recently recognized breeds are new though: Cane Corso is an ancient one, in fact, it was almost extinct, when a group of breeders brought them back in the 1980’s. The Icelandic Sheepdog’s history goes back to the 1000 years – they arrived on the island with the Vikings.
The Leonberger has been a part of Germany’s history ever since the 1800’s, and they soon became popular due to their beautiful fur, even among artists. But the Leonberger isn’t only pretty: it is a well-known rescue dog. They can help rescuing people in water and be trained to jump out of helicopters.
Let’s say a big welcome to the new members!