Leonberger is a member of the canine family. Germany origin, with the St. Bernard dog and Newfoundland dog, big white bear dog mating, and several selected breeding. The body height is 65-80cm and the weight is about 40-60kg. This dog is tall, muscular, strong and powerful, with a majestic manner. Smart, deep feelings, warm and kind expression, like children, strong obedience.
Introduction to Leonberger
Leonberger was born in the first half of the 19th century by mating St. Bernard, Pyrenees, lansir and Newfoundland dogs in the first half of the 19th century in order to imitate the lion on the badge of Leonberger in Germany. The face seems to be quite fierce big dog, but the character is unexpectedly cheerful and generous. And gentle and obedient, can rest assured as a child's playmate. Good judgment of the situation, find suspicious voice or person, immediately emerge to protect the family sense of responsibility, and ready to take appropriate action. But usually like to lie down, it seems unable to control their huge body. Born to love water, and is an excellent drowning rescue dog, the fur can be waterproof, webbed between the toes, good at swimming.
In 1840, Heinrich issag, mayor of lamburg, wanted to breed a new breed of dog, which, without doubt, was named Leonberger. It was bred by Heinrich Essig, a famous German dog breeder. He used the St. Bernard with Newfoundland dogs, big white bear dogs, and several selected breeding. The dog was not allowed to be spread abroad for many years. When the rising Leonberger needed to go abroad, it was favored by the Japanese royal family, which caused envy and slander. In 1832, the dog was introduced by monks and introduced to Switzerland. After it was introduced into Switzerland, the dog was also evaluated very well.
Morphological characteristics of Leonberger
The body height is 65-80cm and the weight is about 40-60kg. Head and body match, nose black, often dribble. The ears are wide, round and drooping, the eyes are serious and fierce, and the tail is long with fur and slightly raised in the shape of a flag. The body hair is rough and loose, with feathery feathers on the neck and feet; the hair colors are light yellow, golden yellow, reddish brown, silver gray and white.
This dog is tall, muscular, strong and powerful, with a majestic manner. Smart, deep feelings, warm and kind expression, like children, strong obedience. Also like children's dogs, so widely welcomed by people. Its nose and muzzle are black; its ears are wide and round and drooping; its body hair is rough and loose, and its neck, abdomen and feet are feathered.
Use of Leonberger
Leonberger's body hair can prevent the penetration of water. What's more, it has webbed feet between the toes, so it can move freely in the water, so it can be trained to be an outstanding survival dog in water. In addition, it can also be used as a guard dog to train pulling cart.
Leonberger's feeding method
Generally speaking, when Leonberger comes to a new environment, he is often very nervous because of fear, and any big sound and action may be frightened. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid loud noise, let alone crowd around and tease out of curiosity. It is best to put it directly into the kennel or arrange a rest place indoors, and get close to it after a period of adaptation.
The best time to get close to the dog is feeding. At this time, you can push the food down in front of the pup, treat it with a gentle tone, or gently touch its back hair. The food to be fed should be something the dog likes to eat, such as meat and bones. But it may not eat at the beginning. It doesn't have to be forced to eat it in a hurry. After it adapts, it will eat automatically.
If it comes out of the kennel or walks freely in the room, it indicates that it has initially adapted to the new environment. In addition, Leonberger puppies must be trained to defecate at a fixed location. Dogs have such a habit, that is, after coming to a new environment, they think it is the safest place to sleep for the first time. In the future, they will go to this place every night and never go beyond thunder. Therefore, the first night when he sleeps, he must be locked in the kennel or indoor designated sleeping place, even for adult dogs.