If you’re looking for a small lapdog, the Leonberger isn’t it. This breed weighs in at up to 160 pounds and stands nearly 3 feet tall. Despite the large, intimidating appearance, however, the Leonberger is a complete sweetheart. He is calm, patient and full of love for his family. The breed is also surprisingly graceful and agile for their size.
You can’t talk about the Leonberger without mentioning their lion-like mane. The breed’s coat puffs out around the neck and chest, adding to the dog’s perceived size and giving him a majestic look. When you have a Leonberger, these lovely locks will be everywhere – around the house, on your furniture, on your clothes, etc. But it’s a small prize to pay for such a sweet, gentle dog.