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The Leonberger Breed


The American Kennel Club describes the Leonberger as a huge and powerful dog. But, the Leonberger is also known for his aristocratic grace and elegance. A male can stand over 31 inches at the shoulder and weigh as much as a full-grown human. Females run smaller but are still a whole lot of dog. Breed hallmarks include a medium-long waterproof coat, lush triangular ears, a bushy tail, and a black facemask that frames kindly dark-brown eyes. A dramatic feature of the male’s coat is the lion-like mane around the neck and chest. A well-built Leo moves with an easy, elastic gait. A Leo is friendly but nobody’s fool. As watchdogs and all-around workers, they exhibit intelligence and sound judgment. Leos require lots of brushing, ample room for romping, and unlimited love.


Creating Leonbergers that follow the breed standard for AKC and The Leonberger Club of America


Developing socialized dogs through training, socializing, and therapy work.


Honing Leonberger's innate skills through Rally, Obedience, Coursing, Scent Work, Drafting, and Dock Diving.

Bluerune Kennels
James Henshaw and Jessica Ricker
Petersburg Ohio
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