This dog is a true giant.
Males can stand up
to 30 inches at the shoulder and weigh up to 150 lbs. As his name
suggests, the Leo is lion-coloured and has a luxurious, weather-proof,
double coat. The coat can be any shade of yellow with black points or tips
on the body fur. The Leo's face has a black mask. As might be expected of
a descendant of Newfoundland dogs, the Leo has webbed feet and is a strong
A large and impressive looking dog
possessing a friendly, gentle, and open expression, the Leonberger looks
to be what he is, a wonderful family companion with a fondness for
children. Nicknamed the "gentle lion", the Leo is extremely
family-oriented. He loves activity and happily participates in hiking,
running, swimming, and socializing. Although he is lively and
enthusiastic in temperament, he is also content to sit at his master's
feet as part of the family unit.
Leos are adept at activities that
require strength and gentleness together such as water rescue, carting,
agility, tracking, and therapy. The Leo is loyal, dependable, intelligent,
and is easily trained. He makes a good watchdog.