Leonberger and Leonberger pictures
The Leonberger is a lively, loving, sweet dog. This dog just loves
everyone. It is steadfast, stable and calm. Its intelligence is
extraordinary; its loyalty and love for its family is unparalleled.
The Leonberger has a friendly personality. This breed is very good
with children; it is trustworthy and has incredible patience, even
with the most obnoxious children (but there are some that are not
as patient). Generally if the situation becomes too intense, instead
of showing any aggression, the Leonberger simply walks away. This
dog needs a gentle, patient master; it does not respond very well
to harsh training-methods. This breed wants to please, and responds
well to training. To be an excellent watchdog it requires some special
training. Early, thorough socialization is important, as this puppy
will become a very large adult. Usually it gets along with other
dogs. This gentle giant is serious, intelligent and brave; it is
more agile than many other giant breeds. It loves to be included
in all family outings and is very adaptable to most any environment.
The Leonberger loves to swim, hike and be trained to pull carts
and sleds. If you plan to have your Leonberger pull carts or hike,
one has to wait until the dog is grown; it is not recommended before
the dog is about 18 months old.