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The Leonberger training information you will read here was developed by a panel of renowned dog training experts whose combined wisdom represents nearly 100 years of specialist experience training dogs.

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Ty Brown

Ty has been featured in National TV and Radio shows like Voice of America and has been

training dogs ever since he was 14 years old.

NBA players, NFL players, professional golfers, singers, wrestlers, governors, CEOs, billionaire entrepreneurs, and many other celebrities trust Ty because of his unique approach to training their pets.

He has trained dogs in 18 states in the U.S.A and four other countries worldwide and has spent several years working with high level executive protection dogs who make wonderful family pets, but potent guardians if called upon.

Val Heart

Val is an internationally recognized Expert Animal Communicator and Master

Healer who has authored 6 books on Animal Communication and has been featured in several TV and Radio shows such as the Wayne & Jayne Radio Show and Whole Life Radio with Carmen & John LaMarca.

Her uncanny insight into 'animal thought' comes from having intimately worked with over 6,200 animals during the past 30 years, which is why we trust her profound experience when she speaks.

Dr. Susan Lauten

Dr. Lauten has a Masters in Animal Nutrition and a Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences.

Recently a guest of

Dr. Marty Becker on "Top Vets Talk Pets" and interviewed by The Oregon Live, she has authored several peer-reviewed articles and veterinary nutrition reference book chapters.

With 5 years of experience teaching Veterinary Nutrition at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Dr. Lauten brings unequalled veterinary perspective into how your dog should be cared for both medically and nutritionally.

Sally Rushmore

Sally has a current practice which teaches nearly 200 young dog owners to train their dogs in obedience and

agility each year.

Having spent over 40 years training dogs, Sally has proven experience in helping dogs to love and obey their owners and bond deeply with them - while guiding owners to truly appreciate the wonderful gift of friendship this inevitably brings.

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The Leonberger is classified by the FCI in the molossians, type mountain dog. It is not a typical working breed.

Also Known As: Leos, which literally means lion.


About Leonberger

Country of Origin, History of the breed

The Leonberger is one of the oldest breeds originating in Germany. At the end of the thirties and beginning of the forties of the 19th century, Heinrich Essig, town Councillor in Leonberg, Germany near Stuttgart, crossed a black and white Newfoundland bitch with a so-called “Barry” male from the monastery hospice Grand St.Bernard. Later a Pyrenean Mountain Dog was added. This resulted in very large dogs with predominantly long, white coats. Essig’s aim was for a lion-like dog. The lion is the heraldic animal of the city of Leonberg. The first dogs really called “Leonbergers” were born in 1846. They combined the excellent qualities of the breeds from which they stemmed.

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A General Description of the Breed

The the Leonberger is a large, majestic, strong, muscular yet elegant dog, distinguishable by its balanced build. The Leonberger has a medium length soft to coarse double coat that is very water resistant. Coat color can range from lion yellow, red, rich mahogany and reddish brown to sandy. It sports a characteristic black mask upto the eyes or above the eyes. The nose and lips are black. The teeth meet in a tight scissors bite. The skull is somewhat domed. It is important that the brown eyes have a gentle, kindly expression. The round-tipped pendant ears are medium-sized. The neck is normally strong with no dewlap. A small white star on the chest and a little white on the tip of the paws are permitted. Leonberger's thick mane creates a lion-like expression. The front and rear legs are feathered. The tail is bushy and set low, reaching at least to the hocks, and the feet have black pads. The Leonberger has webbing between the toes to aid in swimming.


Male: 29-31 inches (74-80 cm.) while that of the f
Female: 27-29 inches (61-74 cm.).


Male: 130-170 pounds (59-77 kg.)
Females: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg.).

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Temperament of the Breed

The Leonberger is lively, steady, friendly, calm, eager to please and affectionate with a sweet expression. Leonbergers are sometimes affectionately referred to as "lean-on-bergers" because of their tendency to lean against their loved ones. Their intelligence is extraordinary; their loyalty and love for their families is unparalleled.

Leonbergers are excellent watchdogs, not given to frivolous barking or unnecessary alarms. They instinctively establish and maintain their household's territorial rights.

However, upon receiving the OK from family members, strangers are accepted and welcomed. Fear and aggression in a stranger can activate a dog's protective instincts. With most of these dogs, if the situation becomes too intense, instead of showing any aggression, the Leonberger simply walks away.

Most of these dogs can take bad behavior in their stride. The Leonberger can get along with other dogs. The Leonberger is more agile than many other giant breeds.

Better suited to outdoor or indoor lifestyle?

As a family dog, the Leonberger is an agreeable partner for present day dwelling and living conditions. It doesn’t necessarily need a big yard and house to roam around. They are adaptable and don’t take up only as much space when curled up to sleep as any other medium to large dog.

Suited to families with children?

Leonbergers are considered highly trustworthy and have incredible patience, even with the most obnoxious children. They are perfect for toddlers to nestle into and clutch.

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Activity Level

How active is the breed?

This breed needs only moderate exercise. However, they do need to be taken on a daily walk and provided with a bit of brain stimulation. They love to be included in all family outings and are very adaptable to changing environments. They love to swim (having an instinctive love for water), hike and be trained to pull carts and sleds.

Dogs below 18 months of age are nor recommended for pulling carts.


Leonbergers need training and proper socialization from early puppyhood to become excellent watchdogs and companions. They don't respond well to harsh training methods. Aggression may develop with improper training and lack of socialization.



The Leonberger sheds very heavily. For this reason, it requires extensive daily brushing and combing. The ears must be kept clean and the teeth should be cleaned when needed. The Leonberger should be bathed only when necessary. Some de-matting is required to avoid hotspots caused due to wetness and damp-wet weather conditions. The backs of ears, feathering on legs, and tail should be checked for mats.


Health Problems

Like most giant breeds, they are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, and other skeletal diseases/disorders. They frequently suffer from eyelid defects and bone diseases. Other diseases known to plague the Leonbergers are Eosinophilic Panosteitis ('Pano'), Addison's Disease (hormonal disorder of the adrenal glands), Entropion and Ectropion Eyes, Hypothyroidism, Bloat (gastric dilation), Osteosarcoma (bone cancer), neuropathic disorders and OCD. Some dogs of this species develop behavioral problems.

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Life Expectancy

The median lifespan for a Leonberger is 7 years which is about 4 yrs less than the average purebred dog, but similar to other breeds of their size. However, a life span of 8-10 years is not unheard of.





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