Colour: Lion gold, red, reddish-brown, sandy (fawn or cream), always with a black mask
Lifespan: 9 to11 years
Leonbergers are friendly, self-assured and playful.
Leonbergers are playful, good-natured and energetic. Since Newfoundlands played a part in their ancestry, they also like to swim.
Originally bred: to resemble the lion on the Coat of Arms of the Town Hall of Leonberg, Germany.
Friendly and playful, the Leonberger likes to swim.
Medium. High when young.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: good if raised with them, may knock small children over
Other pets: good if raised with them
strangers: friendly if well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly if well socialized
Experienced, active, affectionate, physically strong owners who will have plenty of time to socialize puppies and for activity, play, training and exercise when older.
Dogs from some lines may be aggressive to strangers and to other dogs.
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