Leonberger

This is not a commonly seen breed for our area. They are known as a giant breed, with a heavy double coat, normally tan colour with a black mask.

Their lifespan is approximately 8-9 years with mature females weighing around 52kg and males averaging 77kg. These massive dogs tend to have a good temperament if entertained enough and given attention. They tend to be adaptable with a fearless, loving nature. The name derives from the city of Leonberg in Germany. According to legend the Leonberger was bred as a “symbolic dog” that would mimic the lion in the town crest. Hence this is due to the colour and heavy coat.