Leonberger Puppies and Dogs

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Fast Facts & Guide to Leonberger Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Leonberger Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Leonberger.

Leonberger Guide and Fact File

Height: Male 29-31 inches / Female 27-29 inches

Weight: Male 59-77 kg / Female 45-59 kg

Size of Dog: The Leonberger is a very large sized breed of dog

Breed Type and Dog Group: The Leonberger belongs to the Working Group of Dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: The Leonberger originated in Leonberg, Germany

Exercise Needs: The Leonberger requires moderate daily exercise and activity

Coat Type: The Leonberger has medium to long hair. Its has a double water-resistant coat

Shedding hairs: The Leonberger sheds a lot of hair, it sheds excessively seasonally

Grooming needs: The Leonberger requires a maximum amount of grooming - daily grooming

Training a Leonberger (Trainability): The Leonberger can be trained well with patience


Other Names of Leonberger:  Leo, The Gentle Lion Dog

Leonberger Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 10 - 12 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size for the Leonberger is around 8 puppies

Temperament / Behaviour: Well-balanced, placid, kind, graceful, lively, loving and stable

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Leonberger puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Leonberger dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Leonberger Puppies and Dogs

Leonberger puppies and dogs are huge in size and lion-like in appearance leading to the breed being known as 'The Gentle Lion'. The personality and temperament of this breed is very dignified, placid and even. This is a trustworthy and dependable breed of puppy and dog that likes everybody and is always very friendly. To ensure that owners achieve the very best  behavior from their puppy or dog, suitable obedience training must be provided from a young age. This breed is trainable and should be handled in a gentle but firm way. This breed can be sensitive and will not respond well to harsh treatment or training. Dogs and puppies are very loving and affectionate towards their families. They show enthusiasm and they really want to please everybody. This is an elegant and dignified breed of puppy and dog.

Choosing Leonberger Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Leonberger puppies grow into very large sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Leonberger puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder who will show any prospective owners health clearances to back up the health history of any puppy that they may be interested in. There are some health problems relating to the Leonberger and there is further information about the health via the Health Issues link above. The grooming requirements for this breed are high as dogs and puppies have medium to long hair that can tangle quite easily, also the breed sheds excessively twice per year, therefore, their coats should be brushed on a daily basis. This is an energetic breed that requires moderate, regular daily activity and exercise.

Leonberger Puppies and Dogs

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