Other names : Leonberg, Chien de Leonberg, Leo

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Life expectancy

The Leonberger has a life expectancy of between 9 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 26 and 30 in
Male Between 28 and 31 in

Adult weight

Female Between 99 and 121 lb
Male Between 121 and 143 lb
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Purchase price

The Leonberger costs between £985 and £1220

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More details about the Leonberger

Leonberger: Origins and history

There are several theories surrounding the Leonberger’s origins, but it seems that this breed is rather recent: in 1846, the councillor Henri Essig de Leonberg (hence the name of the breed), would have crossed his own Newfoundland with Saint Bernards and Mountain dogs from the Pyrenees, thus creating a new breed. The breed was officially recognised by the FCI in 1955.

Training a Leonberger

This dog, although baring similar resemblance to a lion, is clearly not the most difficult dog to train. Indeed, they are docile and have beautiful natural learning capabilities. This should be exploited as soon as the puppy arrives home in order to prevent them from adopting bad habits.

Although they are by no means aggressive, their training should not be neglected. Without early education and socialisation, this dog weighing up to 154 lbs can be dangerous.

Leonberger: Purchase price

The price of a Leonberger varies according to the origin, age and sex. A pedigree costs £1,220 on average.

Regarding the average budget needed to meet the needs of a dog this size, it costs around. £60 a month.

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