Leonberger Dogs

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Real Estate Agent with Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.


Leonberger Dogs


I just ran into an owner of these wonderful dogs out in the parking lot of my office. What a beautiful dog and so sweet!  I wanted you to see just how beautiful these dogs are.  Below is a video I found where the owner is being greeted by their Leonberger.  The second video below will also show you that these dogs can be used as watchdogs or for security.  Although we all know how gentle and tame they really are.  But, to a stranger, the size and accompanying bark from this gentle giant is enough to scare anyone off.    


Leonberger Dogs


I have never seen this type of dog before and was wondering how many of you are aware of this breed of dog.  They're called "Leonberger" and they have very long, flowing hair with browns, tans, and black colored hair.  Their face is mostly black.  Upon first glance, I thought the dog was a St. Bernard mix of sorts.  I found out later that this breed was created by mixing the Newfoundland with the St. Bernard,  the Pyranese Mountain dog and then back with the St. Bernard and came up with our now known Leonberger dog.  



 
Leonberger Dogs

 

 

 

Leonberger Dogs acting as Watch Dogs 


 

 

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Please feel free to tell me about your personal experiences you have had with this beautiful dog.  I would love to hear and share your stories with others.   This will be a great way for us to learn more about this gracious, loving and gentle dog. 


 

 

Comments (10)

Andrew Herren
Craig Massee Real Estate - Milledgeville, GA

I have never seen one of these and I thought I'd seen them all! I've known several Great Pyrenees and they have great personalities. They're like small ponies.

Oct 14, 2011 09:27 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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I was not aware of this breed.  Sounds and looks great.  We have a Newfoundland mix; he's a great big softie and a great watchdog.

Mel

Oct 14, 2011 09:49 AM
Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
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Andrew, I know.  It's unbelievable that so many of us haven't even heard of them.  If I hadn't have seen one with my own eyes, I would have thought that it was a German Shepherd mix of some sort.  But those videos are great, aren't they?  The dog I saw yesterday was so well kept, had beautiful hair and well groomed, although it was beginning to rain so he was a little wet.  Just beautiful and so sweet.  If you ever have a chance to see one, I strongly suggest you grab at the opportunity!  :)

Here's the link to the website for Leonberger breeders and puppies:  

http://www.leonbergerclubofamerica.com/usbreederlist.aspx

Oct 14, 2011 11:04 AM
Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
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Gretchen & Mel, I have seen Newfoundland dogs and they are adorable.  Same disposition and gentleness but I don't think quite as intimidating as this one was for me yesterday.  I am a huge animal lover but because of his size, I have to admit, I was a bit cautious.  :)

Oct 14, 2011 11:05 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Wonder if anyone has named their dog Chief Justice Warren LeonBurger.  Hey late Friday afternoon has a way of bringing up bad puns.

Mel

 

Oct 14, 2011 12:37 PM
Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
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Mel, I think you've been putting in too many hours lately ..... much like me.  I think you need to veg.  :)  <just kidding>

Oct 14, 2011 05:10 PM
Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

I love the security t-shirt.  Such large dogs that are also gentle, loving, and loyal.

Oct 16, 2011 02:46 PM
Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
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Laura, whoever made that video added a bit of humor to it by adding those shirts to them.  Believe me, I met one face and face and I cowered.  I'm a huge animal lover and for me to be leary .... it takes a lot!  :)  But he was so warm and gentle.  I'm sure though to anyone that doesn't know them, upon first meeting them, they'd be quite taken aback and concerned until told it was ok to get closer.  :)

Thanks for the comment.  :)

Oct 16, 2011 04:55 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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What an alarm clock that puppy makes.

Margaret

Dec 11, 2011 07:05 AM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
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Hi Karen, I didn't know about this breed, thanks for the information.

Apr 07, 2013 01:07 AM