Breed Review: Leonberger (16 Pics)

#10 Important

it is undesirable to take two Leonberger puppies into the house at once. Representatives of this breed are sociable guys who easily find contact with fellow tribesmen. As a result: in the "duet" of befriending puppies, the owner turns out to be the third superfluous. Babies who are passionate about each other are immune to learning and training, so it will be extremely difficult to get them to practice. If there is no way without a second "Leon" in the house, wait until the first pet socializes and begins to obey your requirements.

#11 If you really want to, the dog can be taught to respond to commands, while it is important to understand that only the options “Lie down!” and “Stop!”

Anything that will require a lot of effort and concentration will be done in the "and so will do" style. For example, Leonberger can sit on command, but this will not be an exemplary position of a shepherd dog, but a relaxed sprawling on its hind legs. The shaggy "heroes" are also not eager to import items, so if you plan to teach "Leon" this trick, start training with him from 3-4 months of age. OKD for the breed is a serious test, and not all dogs withstand it with honor. However, there are real virtuosos among the Leonbergers who can step on the throat of their own song in order to please the owner. These are the only ones who compete in agility competitions, easily acquiring certificates of passing the OKD.

#12 Leonberger, despite the external aloofness and phlegmaticness, is a sociable and sensitive creature who needs to freely enter the house in order to communicate with family members.

In general, keeping a Leonberger in a country cottage is considered the best option, which implies certain inconveniences for a person. In particular, the "Swabian lion cubs" are characterized by a great love for the water. During walks, they happily lie in puddles, after which they calmly carry kilograms of mud into the house. What is there! Even to quench his thirst from a bowl of water "Leon" will be with such zeal, as if this is the last sip in his life. Result: localized flood in the room after every drink.

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