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UK KC Classification Working
Country of Origin Germany
Date of Origin 1800s
Height 65 - 80 cm (26 - 31.5 inches)
Weight 34 - 50 Kgs (75 - 110 lbs)
Life Expectancy 11 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Leonbergers are large, muscular and strong. They are intelligent dogs and can be gold, red, reddish brown or sandy in colour.


Leonbergers have a calm, loving temperament and they can be playful dogs.


If you are considering a Leonberger as a pet, consider the following points:
They require a lot of grooming
They thrive in cold climates
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs
They usually do not make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Leonbergers are also known as:

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