We have now had three Leos the first a bitch followed by 2 males. We now have a 6 month old boy 26″ at the shoulder and weighs 41.5 kg (90lb), he is on normal growth rate apparently but this is at odds with the 10lb a month suggested in earlier posts. Our puppy doesnt feel at all overweight but we are concerned at his size, unfortunately we dont have records from the previous dogs. Great site
Personally, I wouldn’t buy a dog that I hadn’t chosen by visiting a litter or from a breeder that I hadn’t met. My family has always visited the breeders of our dogs multiple times. They have all been happy to discuss the dog’s background and we’ve met his or her mother and some other relatives. Even when we bought a Leonberger from a breeder in the neighbouring province, we brought the puppy back to our home in person to avoid subjecting him to the stress of an airplane flight.
Hi, Andy. In my opinion, it doesnt matter which gender is bought. The biggest difference between the two is size. Their personality and behaviour seem to depend on their genetic background and the way in which theyre treated, not their gender. Weve only had one female Leonberger in our family and our male Leos have been neutered, however, which may be significant. People who breed the dog could probably give you a more accurate answer.
Hi, ginger. The answer to your question is probably yes. Leonbergers are generally very friendly with people and other pets. Mine have got on fine with my cats and with the smaller (though not small) dogs in my family. However, like all dogs, Leos vary in personality. They must be well trained when they are brought into a family, too.
We have a Leo, 15 weeks old and 22kgs (approx 48lbs) I was concerned he was growing too fast but not really much I can do to slow it, hes on the best recommended food, weve been advised not to walk him very much for the first year, just a couple of brief short walks a week. He is a beautiful boy full of life, I wont let him sleep upstairs until he can safely do our stairs, cant imagine my house without him now
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According to ceile, the Mini Dachshund definitely tops the list of most annoying dog breeds.
Leonbergers are supposed to be noble, gentle and sweet – and many are. … To become excellent family and watchdogs, Leonbergers must be well socialized as young puppies and extremely well-trained and under the control of their people at all times. It is difficult to train a dog that has been improperly socialized.
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They thrive with the right exercise, training and company and make for sweet-natured and rewarding pets.
Please note: A dog’s exercise, training/stimulation and grooming requirements can depend on several factors such as age and health. The same goes for ongoing costs of ownership. For advice on one specific dog, we always advise chatting with a vet.