The large, muscular Leonberger has been compared to a lion thanks to their powerful appearance. Male Leonbergers even have a lion-like mane. They have a characteristic black mask, dark brown, almond-shaped eyes, medium-sized, triangular ears, and a medium to long double coat that is water-resistant.
Group: Mountain Dogs
Lifespan: 7–11 yr
Height: 26–31 in
Weight: 86–151 lb
Leonbergers have a thick double coat that frequently sheds, and even more so during shedding season twice a year. Brush your Leonberger every day to keep their coat healthy and to remove loose hair, paying close attention to the back of the legs and behind the ears, where the fur is more likely to mat. You should also plan to do more thorough grooming once a week, carefully using a metal comb and undercoat rake for the undercoat, as well as a slicker brush and pin brush for the outer coat. All dogs require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings, and Leonberger is no exception. Maintaining good dental hygiene is important for their overall long-term health.
As with any dog, it’s important to monitor the amount of food and treats that you give your Leonberger, especially since some dogs are prone to gaining weight as they age. Your veterinarian is always a good source to help provide you with appropriate nutrition and feeding guidelines.
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Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.