More
    Categories

    Leonberger

    Related Articles

    History & Overview

    Also known in the past as the Leonberg Dog, the breed is named after the south-western German town of Leonberg, where it was employed as a guard dog. In Holland and Belgium, it was also used as a drought and livestock guard dog. Noble and powerful, the Leonberger is calm, steady and more athletic than most giant breeds. He enjoys productive outlets for his high energy, such as swimming, tracking, cart and weight pulling.

    Character

    As a family dog, the Leonberger is an agreeable partner distinguished by his marked friendliness towards children. As a companion, he is obedient and fearless in all situations of life.

    Training

    Protective instincts develop at maturity (three to four years) when he becomes more discriminating with strangers, but he is never aggressive. Obedience training should start at three months; heeling training is a must as this powerful member of the Molossoid group of breeds can literally pull you off your feet. His determination to jump into your face can be disconcerting. In the first two years of his life, your Leo will try to be the leader of the pack and present a considerable challenge to his trainer. You are strongly advised to establish leadership and provide consistent training.

    Video Credits: Dogumentary TV

    References:

    • FCI-Standard # 266/09.08.1999/GB

    Categories

    Other Topics

    Löwchen (Little Lion Dog, Petit Chien Lion)

    History & Overview The origins of Lowchen date back to the 13th century when the breed was a...

    Dermatophytosis (Ringworm)

    What Is Dermatophytosis? Dermatophytosis is a superficial fungal infection caused by fungi that require keratin for growth. Superficial...

    Mycotoxicosis

    What is Mycotoxicosis? Mycotoxins are toxic fungal metabolites that can contaminate a wide array of food and feed....

    Dry Heaves, Retching and Gagging

    What Are Dry Heaves? Dry heaves is a hard gag or attempt to vomit without a discharge. It...

    Mute Swan

    Overview Swans are the largest waterfowl, being members of the group that comprises the ducks, geese, and swans....