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Leonberger:Dog Breed Profile

A large dog with a rather fierce face, Leonberger has an unexpectedly sunny disposition. And Gentle and docile, can be trusted as a child’s playmate. The situation judgment is good, the discovery suspicious voice or the character, immediately emerges protects the family from the sense of responsibility, and prepares to take the corresponding action. Leonberger is a tall, muscular, muscular man with a commanding presence. It is popular because it is intelligent, sensitive, affectionate, kind, and fond of children.

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  • About Leonberger Breed

    Leonberger, alias: The German Landburg, which originated in the 19th century, was bred from a cross between St. Bernard and Newfoundland, the Great Pyrenees, and was selected and bred many times. The dog’s natural love of water, its fur has a good waterproof, feet between the toes of the webbed feet, can let it in the water at ease activities, if the specialized training, it can be an excellent rescue dog. The Leonberger is a tall, strong, muscular dog with a strong, powerful temperament that makes you feel safe. He is intelligent, affectionate, kind, and friendly to humans, loves children, in particular, is loyal to his master, and is extremely obedient.


Leonberger Breed Daily Care

Leonberger’s hair is a good indicator of a dog’s health and how well he’s been fed. Well-fed and healthy dogs usually have greasy hair. In contrast, dogs that are not well-fed have noticeably fuller hair and a rougher feel when stroked. Leonberger is one of the best of the big dogs, with not only a defensive coat, but also a decorative coat that wraps around the neck like a lion! So we’re gonna take care of Leonberger’s hair.


Generally speaking, when a Labrador retriever comes to a new environment, he is usually highly nervous due to fear. Any loud noise and movement may be startled. Therefore, he should avoid loud noises and should not be watched and teased by many people out of curiosity. It is best to place the dog directly in the Kennel or in an indoor resting place and approach it after a period of acclimatization. The best time to approach the dog is during feeding when the puppy can be pushed food in front of the eyes while treating it with a gentle tone, can also be gentle, touch its back hair. The food should be something the dog particularly likes to eat, such as meat and bones. But may not eat at first, it is not necessary to rush to force it to eat, after adaptation, will automatically feed. If he steps out of the Kennel or walks around the house, he’s acclimated to the new environment. In addition, a baby Lemberg puppy must be trained to urinate and defecate in a fixed location. It is the dog’s habit to sleep in the place he first slept in when he arrives in his new environment. He will sleep in this place every night and never overstep the mark of thunder. Therefore, the first night he must sleep in the Kennel or indoor designated sleeping place, even if the adult dog is the same.

The prophylactic needle has a few kinds, have prevention canine distemper fever, infectious hepatitis, the so-called synthesis vaccine that disease of leptospirosis, parainfluenza waits, also have the vaccine that prevents virus enteritis. Doctors give a Leonberger an injection called basic immunity at birth, followed by an annual booster shot. Rabies vaccine prescribes that the dog should be given a booster injection every six months. A vaccine that doesn't last a lifetime and the reason it needs to be refortified is that the immune system gradually decreases, and after a year of vaccination it will be at its lowest level, so you have to give it again.

Training a Leonberger must be dependent on the stimulation of rewards, which can include toys, snacks, and petting. When giving a reward to a dog, the owner needs to do the following: 1. The rewards should vary according to the difficulty of the training. For example, low-level training can be as simple as giving them some stroking stimulation, and if the dog completed a more difficult training can give them some snacks as a stimulus. 2. Rewards should not be given frequently. No matter what kind of reward, if you keep giving it every day, eventually the dog will think that the reward is just something he should get at any time, and it will be more difficult to carry out new training, owners can only prepare better snacks or toys to allow the dog to complete the new training.

When we welcome a Leonberger puppy home after two to three months, we need to prepare the following conditions: First, we need to give the dog a short name, which will help the puppy to recognize. We tried to call him by the same syllable, and the dog soon became familiar with his name. We need to choose a quiet, dry, wet-free site, well ventilated, warm in winter and cool in summer, and easy to clean.


Leonberger Breed History

1840, in the German city of Lamberg, Mayor Heinrich Isag, wanted to create a new breed of dog that would look like the city dog, and there is no doubt that the dog’s name is naturally named Leonberger. Leonberger was eventually bred by Heinrich Essig, a famous German breeder. He was bred from St. Bernard with Newfoundland, Great Pyrenees, and then selected and bred several times. The dog was not allowed to be exported for many years after it was bred, but after it was accidentally exported to Japan, it was loved by the Japanese Royal Family and attracted the attention of the world, but also suffered a lot of jealousy and slander. In 1832, the dog was introduced by a monk and brought to Switzerland, where the Swiss people had a good opinion of the dog.