Leonberger Dog Breed

Leonberger Dog Breed

A Leonberger requires an extra large PlexiDor dog door.

The Leonberger is a very large dog known for being friendly and eager to please. The breed originated in Germany in the 1800s, and they are wonderful family dogs. Many also excel as working dogs in many fields, particularly as therapy dogs. A Leonberger is very large, and most individuals require an Extra Large PlexiDor dog.

Looking at the dog, speed or agility might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but they are surprisingly energetic, light on their feet, and agile. They need ample amounts of exercise, but do well in all sorts of living quarters. To a Leonberger, being with the family is more important than having lots of room.

Most Leonbergers love to swim – they even have webbed feet – and they do well with water rescue. They’re actually related to Newfoundlands as well as Pyrenean Mountain Dogs and St Bernards. Their thick coat sheds profusely, and they need to be brushed all the time.

These dogs are generally very good with children and other pets. All interaction between dogs and young children should be supervised, but the Leonberger was originally created to be a family dog, and they are reliable.

Leonbergers have been popular among German painters, and they have been featured on stamps of many European countries.

The PlexiDor Extra Large is the right size dog door for a Leonberger.

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