Leonberger

KC Pedigree, X-Large

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

In 1840, the mayor of Leonberg – Heinrich Essig – created a lion-like dog to match the town's heraldic crest using a mix of St Bernard, Newfoundland and Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Lovers of lions and giant hairy dogs.

Not the best for ...

Anyone looking for a small companion. Leonbergers are giant in size and need lots of space and exercise.

Aliases

Leo

Cross between

None

Origin

Germany

Size

X-Large
So big people will take photos

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

7 years

Good first dog?

No

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