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Leonberger profile

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Lifespan: 9-11 Years

Avg height: 72-80cm.

Avg weight: 45-77kg

Coat type: Soft and dense undercoat, with a medium-long straight outer coat, and a lion-like ruff.

Coat coloursLion-yellow, golden-red, red-brown, sand coloured. All have a black mask and black tips of various lengths.

Originally bred for: Multipurpose farm dog, draft, water rescue.

Breed traits: Devoted, trust-worthy, affectionate, friendly, protective. 

A little about the Leonberger


The Leonberger is a strong, powerful, breed who were used to pull ammunition carts during World War 1. More recently they have been used in water rescue and search and rescue. They are trustworthy, quiet and calm indoors who are very affectionate and protective of their owners. They love going for long walks and swimming.



The Leonberger can be predisposed to the following health conditions: Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Gastric Torsion (bloat), Osteosarcoma, Entropian, Ectropian, and Polyneuropathy.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.