Leonbergers, or Leos, as they are known to their friends, are loyal, outgoing “lions” who love children, other animals, and water. Originating in the mid-nineteenth century in Leonberg, Germany, these wonderful, weatherproof family dogs are arguably the oldest of the German pure breeds. Although fairly well-known in France, Germany, and Scandinavia, they are still considered a rare breed in most countries.
One of the giant breeds, the Leonberger is powerful and elegant. Females stand 26 to 28 inches at the withers and weigh more than 100 pounds. Males are usually considerably larger, standing 28-31 inches and weighing as much as 150 pounds (although most are in the 120-pound range). Their luxurious double coat is lion-colored, ranging from a light sand to a rich mahogany, accented by a black mask and often black tips on the body fur. Their noble, impressive appearance is complemented by dark, almond-shaped eyes characterized by an open, gentle, friendly expression.
Colour: Black mask with a light yellowish golden color to a red-brown colored coat. Lion colored