The Leonberger can best be described as a giant dog that looks like a lion but has the gentle temperament of a lap dog.
Do not be mistaken thinking that these large animals will lie around all day resting their bodies. Leonbergers are actually quite active and enjoy the great outdoors. They will thrive with families that are energetic outdoors and have lots of room in their home for them to rumble around in.
Most Leonbergers are not aware of their size, especially when they try to find their way onto your lap for some cuddles or crawl into your bed to snuggle up with you. This breed loves attention and affection and makes a great family dog - if you can afford the daily feeds of this giant that can weight up to 68kg.
Leonbergers adore people, are friendly and easy to train. They want to please both humans and other dogs. You will hardly find a hostile Leonberger, as love is their answer for everything.
Leonbergers’ coats are beautiful but require attention. Daily brushing is recommended during shedding time or you will find a carpet of dog hair in your home.
|Life expectancy:||8-9 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very high|