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The Leonberger is a mixed breed of Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, and Great Pyrenees. They are originated in the city of Leonberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

They are large dogs and need a lot of space to move around, a good and regular exercise is advisable too with them. A regular walk will help maintain their good health condition and sociability.

If you love dogs or your planning to be a fur parent Leonberger can be your best and lovely pets, they are good pets for experience fur parents and first-time fur parents.  Adopt and Don’t Shop!

Leonberger Dog Breed Pictures

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs


26 to 31 Inches


99 to 170 Pounds

Life Span

8 to 12 Years

Leonberger Appearance

The Leonberger is a large dog with a muscular body, they have a long double coat, it is water-resistant, straight, and moderately soft, and very fluffy to touch. Their coat color comes in lion-yellow, golden to reddish-brown, with a black mask on the face.

Like other breeds of dogs, it is advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.

As you groom, check for sores, rashes, or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin, in the nose, mouth, and eyes, and on the feet. Eyes should be clear, with no redness or discharge. Your careful weekly exam will help you spot potential health problems early.

Leonberger Size

The Leonberger is a large dog, they weigh around 54–77 kg for males and 45–61 kg for females, and their height ranges from  65–75 cm for females and 72–80 cm for males.

You can expect the females Leonberger to be slightly smaller than males.

Leonberger Personality

Leonberger  biting a teddy bear

Leonberger is a great family dog even they have a large size. They love to be with people than staying alone. Playing, snuggling, and following their owner is their great happiness.

They are well suited for households or families of any size but they need a large house (preferably with a backyard). They will need plenty of exercise and attention. Having a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, like other dogs they need daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy. A simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized.

Leonberger Health

Leonberger has an average life span of 8 to 12 years, They are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Ear Infections The dog ear canal is more vertical than that of a human, forming an L-shape that tends to hold in a fluid. This makes dogs more prone to ear infections. Ear infections are typically caused by bacteria, yeast, or a combination of both. In puppies, ear mites can also be a source of infection.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
AllergiesIt is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.
Periodontal Disease In DogsIt is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.

How much is a Leonberger?

In buying to a legit breeder of purebred Weimaraner puppies you will cost about $1500to $2000. While the basic cost of owning a dog range from $109 to $370 per month, it includes the food and treats, grooming, routine veterinary care, preventative medications and supplements, and lots more.

The Basic Costs of Owning a Dog

Type of ExpenseYearly Estimate
Food and Treats$250 to $700
Routine Veterinary Care (healthy dog)$700 to $2,000
Preventative Medications (to prevent heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other parasites) and Supplements (e.g. Vitamins, glucosamine, or omega 3s)$200 to $600
Training Classes or Resources$25 to $300
Grooming$30 to $500
Dog Accessories (Toys, Beds, Leashes and Collars, etc.)$100 to $300
Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog$109 to $370
Average Yearly Total$1,305 to $4,400

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.


Here in ohmylovelypets we encourage aspiring fur parents or current fur parents to Adopt and Don’t Shop. Give those lovely pets the opportunity to feel love, care, and to have their so-called furever home.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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