Leonberger

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 2ft 0in - 2ft 7in
Weight: 90-170lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty4/5
  • Shedding Amount4/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need4/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance5/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly1/5

Leonberger Information

LeonbergerIf 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.

 

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Breed FAQs

Can Leonbergers be apartment dogs?

Leonbergers don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.

Can Leonbergers be left alone?

Leonbergers don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Leonbergers good with kids?

Leonbergers do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Leonbergers friendly with strangers?

Leonbergers tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Leonbergers get along with other dogs?

Although Leonbergers will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Leonbergers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Leonbergers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Leonbergers shed a lot?

Leonbergers shed quite a bit. You'll need to brush them often to limit the hair on your floors and clothing.

Do Leonbergers need a lot of grooming?

The Leonberger requires continued maintenance to keep their coats in healthy condition. They're not the most demanding but are on the higher end.

Do Leonbergers need a lot of exercise?

The Leonberger has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Leonbergers easy to train?

Typically, Leonbergers are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Leonbergers handle cold weather?

If you live in a cold climate, Leonbergers will do extremely well and may even enjoy being outside in the chilly weather.

Can Leonbergers handle hot weather?

Although Leonbergers can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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