So you’re looking to adopt an Leonberger, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “A huge and powerful dog, yes, but the Leonberger is also known for his aristocratic grace and elegance. A male can stand over 31 inches at the shoulder and weigh as much as a full-grown human. Females run smaller but are still a whole lot of dog. Breed hallmarks include a medium-long waterproof coat, lush triangular ears, a bushy tail, and a black facemask that frames kindly dark-brown eyes. A dramatic feature of the male’s coat is the lion-like mane around the neck and chest. A well-built Leo moves with an easy, elastic gait. A Leo is friendly but nobody’s fool. As watchdogs and all-around workers, they exhibit intelligence and sound judgment. Leos require lots of brushing, ample room for romping, and unlimited love. The Leonberger is a lush-coated giant of German origin. They have a gentle nature and serene patience and they relish the companionship of the whole family.”
An Leonberger typically ranges from 64.77cm to 80.01cm in height, and weighs from 40.8233133kg to 77.1107029kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Leonberger breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Leonberger insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.