Lionlike in appearance, energetic and smart, the Leonberger is a big dog with big needs.

Vital Stats

Height: 25.5 to 31.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 120 to 170 pounds
Coat: long and straight
Life span: 10 to 12 years

This jumbo-sized breed is a mix of Newfie, longhaired Saint Bernard, and Great Pyrenees. He needs a good deal of exercise, attention, and space, but with the right owner, he can be a friend like no other.

With his lion-like looks and deep bark, he makes an intimidating watch dog. Full Leonberger profile on

[usrlist “Cold tolerance:5” “Affectionate with family:5” “Compatible with kids:4” “Energy Level:4” “Potential for weight gain:4” “Sensitivity:4” “Vigor:4” “Watchdog ability:4” “Heat Tolerance:3” “Intelligence:3” “Friendly toward strangers:2” “Wanderlust:2” “General health:1” “Apartment appropriate:1”]