Should You Get a Leonberger?
In Landmark Research on Modern Dog Breed
development, the Leonberger has been shown to share the most DNA with an ancestor of the following breeds:
Growing Up Leonberger!
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The AKC Conducts Dog Racing Trials
each December in Orlando, FL. called the Fast CAT Invitational. This is a 100 yard race where dogs run individually chasing a lure. The average running speed by Leonberger’s is around 20 mph. The fastest recorded speed by a Leonberger was by a dog named Bluebonnet’s Patent Pending Of Tipping point at 26.06 mph!
Leonbergers Make Excellent
search and rescue dogs. They are well suited for water work and as avalanche dogs. They have very good scenting abilities as well. You will often see this highly trainable breed competing in competitions such as drafting, coursing, dock diving, agility and obedience.
The Leonberger is a large, strong
dog breed with an average lifespan of 8-9 years. They are prone to certain health conditions such as:
Sudden Death Related to Arrhythmia