The Leonberger is a lush-coated German giant. They have a kind demeanor and calm patience, and they enjoy the company of the entire family. Yes, the Leonberger is a large and powerful dog, but he is also known for his aristocratic grace and elegance. A male can stand over 31 inches tall and weigh the same as a full-grown human. Females are smaller but still have a lot of dogs. A medium-length waterproof coat, lush triangular ears, a bushy tail, and a black facemask that frames kindly dark-brown eyes are all breed characteristics. The lion-like mane around the neck and chest is a striking characteristic of the male’s coat. A well-built Leo walks with a smooth, fluid gait.
A Leo is affable, yet no one should take him for granted. They demonstrate intelligence and great judgment as watchdogs and all-around employees. Leos require frequent grooming, plenty of space to romp, and an abundance of love.