SO YOU WANT TO BUY A LEONBERGER ...

An adult Leonberger walking alongside its owner is a very impressive sight.  A giant dog of red, gold, and tan colors, accentuated by a black face and ears; their lion-like stride and calm demeanor linger in your mind long after they have rounded the corner.  You cannot stop thinking about the dog so you make-up your mind to buy a Leonberger. 

Remember, you are not purchasing the adult dog whose image remains in your memory; you must start with a puppy and turn the puppy into an adult Leonberger with a calm deportment—no easy task!  Before you undertake the search for a reputable breeder, read and re-read the FACTS ABOUT LEONBERGERS article at this website.

It takes time, money, hard work and infinite patience to turn a puppy into a well-mannered pet.  Giant breeds require painstaking care with proper nutrition and adequate exercise to protect those soft but growing bones.  As with all dogs, training and socialization requires a lot of attention and consistency—you do not speak dog and they do not speak English. You cannot grab a puppy by the scruff with your teeth and growl, and a puppy does not understand the human form of punishment.  You may succeed only in hurting the puppy and permanently damaging your developing relationship. “Punishment” is a word and action that does not factor into raising a dog.

If you start with healthy, genetically and structurally sound parents, lots of accurate information on basic care, nutrition, and other canine requirements, you are off to a good start.  Now that you’ve read the FACTS ABOUT LEONBERGERS article and believe the breed will fit into your lifestyle, your next step is to find a reputable breeder.
    

   
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