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18 Pictures That Prove Leonbergers Are Perfect Weirdos

In the late 1830s – early 1840s, Heinrich Essig, councilor of the municipality of the city of Leonberg (the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany), decided to create a breed of dogs, the appearance of which would resemble a lion, which was the symbol of the city of Leonberg and was depicted on the coat of arms. He crossed a black and white Newfoundland bitch with a St. Bernard male from the courtyard of St. Bernard. Later, during the formation of the breed, the Pyrenean mountain dog was also used. The result was a very large dog with a long, predominantly white coat. The year of birth of the true Leonberger is 1846. The Leonberger absorbed all the wonderful qualities of the original breeds and in a very short time gained popularity in the circles of high society around the world. At the end of the 19th century in Baden-Württemberg, Leonberger dogs began to be widely used as guard and draft dogs on peasant farms. Unfortunately, wars and difficult post-war times were dramatic for the breed, very few highly breed dogs survived.

#1 The dog can live in a family, as it has a restrained disposition. Often acts as a guide.

#2 This breed is a watchdog, even a careful intruder will not pass by the dog.

#3 The breed was named after the German city of Leonberg, where it was bred.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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