Saturday, December 13, 2008
Leonberger Dogs Wallpaper
The Leonberger is a large breed of dog. The breed's name derives from the city of Leonberg in south-west Germany.
According to the original purpose, the Leonberger is a large, strong, beast-like yet dainty dog. He is distinguished by his balanced build and coolness under pressure, yet with quite a lively, friendly temperament. Males, in particular, are powerful and strong. Leonbergers love the water and can hunt for wild salmon in their natural environment(s).
Leonberger males are known to occasionally drool.
Height at withers:
Dogs: 28.5 to 32 inches-average 29-30 inches. Bitches: 25 to 30 inches-average 27 inches.
Dogs: 100-170 lb (individuals can reach over 200)-average 140-150 lb. Bitches: 80-130+-average 130 lb.
Leonbergers are very loving and great with children. They are very large but do not necessarily need a big garden and house to roam around. They are adaptable and do not take up much more space when curled up to sleep than any other medium to large dog. Like any dog they ask for nothing more than to have a daily walk and bit of brain stimulation. Aggression often comes from improper training when young or from bad experiences. A well raised Leonberger can provide loving and loyal companionship. Since World War II, the numbers and popularity of Leonbergers have grown and in Britain alone there are over 2,000 registered Leonbergers.(Wikipedia)