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« on: May 06, 2009, 08:00:51 PM »
I've been looking for a new dog for a while now, ever since Mickey died to be honest, but I've never really had a specific interest in any breed until recently. A few weeks ago I met this absolutely lovely Leonberger (a 4yr old boy called Jacob <3) and he seemed ideal for what I was looking for. I want an active dog but not one that I have to jog to keep up with (I hike and ramble a lot) and from what I could gleam from Jacob's doting owner, the Leonberger fits this perfectly. So I was wondering if anyone else has had experence of this lovely breed, either owning or not?


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Re: Leonbergers
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 08:12:05 PM »

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Re: Leonbergers
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 08:58:53 PM »
They are a beautiful breed for sure. But check out what health checks they need - i know of someone who bought two unchecked, the male developed serious hd  :-\


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Re: Leonbergers
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 09:16:54 PM »
Be aware this is a giant breed that has both hip and elbow problems IMO I would not call them a great breed for walking and hiking they suffer from the heat in summer and have to be cared for like other giant breeds

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Re: Leonbergers
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 03:11:48 PM »
Ditto above, they are a cross between the St Bernard and Newfoundland so have all their issues too.


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Re: Leonbergers
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 05:07:02 PM »
I'm glad you started this thread as i am thinking of getting a Leo in the next couple of years too :yes:

They are a gorgeous dog but as above you have to be careful with hip and elbow's :)