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Leonberger

The Leonberger was developed in Leonberg, Germany, by crossing a Newfoundland with a St. Bernard and then adding other giant breeds, including the Great Pyrenees. The goal was to develop a powerful dog to use for draft work or as a flock guardian. The breed was stabilized by the end of the 19th century and recognized in several European countries. The Leonberger is an obedient, good-natured and fearless dog. A wonderful family companion, he is well known for his friendliness toward children. Leonbergers are seen participating in many dog sports and activities including agility, obedience, carting, water rescue and herding. Their gentle nature also make them good candidates to work as Therapy dogs.In appearance, the Leonberger, considered a giant breed, is impressive and elegant.