Answer: No! Leonbergers are not hypoallergenic canines. They shed their fur all around the year and they also produce a fair amount of dander.
Answer: Yes! Leonbergers are highly friendly and kind to small kids. These pooches mostly remain very gentle and careful whenever they are around a small child. They also like to play various light-hearted games with kids and because of all this, Leos are considered to be a great companion to the children.
Answer: Yes! Leonbergers are very lively and sociable canines and they are always happy to meet new pooches while they are on their daily walks. These canines generally have no problem in getting along with other dogs and remain fairly warm and cordial with them. But still, proper training and early socialization are highly important for the Leonbergers and shouldn’t be neglected at all.
Answer: Well socialized Leos are fairly friendly with most other household pets including cats. These pooches should be properly introduced to cats at an early age so that when they grow up, they can be a bit more comfortable and sociable with the members of the feline family.
Answer: Leos are fairly decent guard dogs but they are more well-known for their watchdog ability rather than their guarding skills. These canines can efficiently look after their home and property and can alert their owners in case of an external threat that could come in the form of an intruder, burglar or trespasser.
Answer: Leonbergers are not considered to be very well-suited for the apartment lifestyle. These canines mostly do well in big houses with yards or gardens where these pooches can freely move.
Answer: Leonbergers are heavy shedders. They are known to shed their fur quite regularly, but during the shedding season which usually comes at least once or twice every year, the frequency and amount of shedding can further increase and during that period, regular brushing of their coat is an absolute necessity as it can help in controlling the shedding process to some extent.
Answer: Leonbergers are not very suitable for the novice or first-time owners. These canines have high grooming requirements and feeding needs. They also require regular training and guidance of their owners so as to become a bit more sociable with others. And, their exercise needs are not that low as well and due to all these reasons, they are not highly recommended to first-time owners.
Answer: No! Leonbergers are not excessive barkers. They mostly bark when they want their owners’ attention or when they are guarding their homes, but apart from this, they don’t bark all that much.
Answer: A moderate to a good amount of exercise is required by the Leonbergers so as to remain fit and healthy. Long slow-paced walks either in a park or in an open area are good for the Leos and should be given to them on a daily basis. They also like to play a lot of games with their family members, therefore, regular play sessions are also very important for them as they not only keep these canines active but they also make them exceptionally happy which is good for their mental health.
Answer: No! Leos don’t do very well when they are left alone for a long period of time. They can become highly bored, restless and frustrated due to loneliness. And if this is done on a regular basis, then various destructive traits can be developed in these canines like incessant barking, furniture chewing et cetera, hence it is not at all recommended to leave a Leonberger all alone for an extended period of time, especially on a regular basis.
Answer: Leonbergers are not that hard to train, especially if a skilled and experienced owner is involved in the process. These pooches are always ready to please their owners with their learning skills and they do this by following each and every command of their owners and executing all the instructions with all their heart during the training sessions. These canines remain highly alert and attentive when they are getting trained and they learn all the new things which are taught to them fairly quickly.
Answer: The Leonbergers have fairly high grooming needs. Their coat is needed to be brushed on a daily basis so to avoid any matting or tangling issues. As the Leos are double coated, a pin-brush and slicker brush can be used for their external coat and for the inner coat, a metal comb and an undercoat rake has proven to be quite effective. Occasional baths are more than enough for these pooches but their ears should be checked regularly for any signs of wax formation. Their nails should also be trimmed whenever it is needed (at least once every two weeks) as overly long nails can cause a lot of pain to a canine especially while walking or running.
Answer: Leos have a poor tolerance to heat and high temperatures. They are not very well-suited for hot and summery areas and it can have a really bad effect on their health if they are kept in a hot and humid region without giving them any care and protection.
Answer: Their tolerance to cold, on the other hand, is excellent. These pooches can comfortably reside in highly chilly areas and they are great for those families who are looking to raise a canine in a snowy and low-temperature region.
Answer: Leonbergers are adequately intelligent canines. They have decent thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills that are required for a dog to efficiently live and grow in this world.
Answer: Initially, Leos tend to remain a bit reserved and quiet around strangers, but once they get to know the new person properly and start trusting them, then they can be fairly friendly and warm to them. Proper training and early socialization are of utmost importance to the Leonbergers so as to become a bit gregarious and sociable in nature.
Answer: Leos can drool in a heavy manner but only when they are excited about something or after eating/drinking their food/water, but apart from this, they don’t slobber all that much like some other big-sized breeds do.
Answer: Yes! Leonbergers are extremely expensive canines who have fairly high maintenance needs as well. These pooches require a lot of attention from their owners and loved ones, their feeding and grooming needs are quite high and they have a fairly demanding nature in general. And because of this, they are considered to be a bit high-maintenance in nature.
Answer: Leos have a mediocre availability in India. They are available in some of the bigger cities like Mumbai, Bangalore et cetera, but when it comes to most of the lesser-known regions of this country, then these canines are still very hard to find there.
Answer: The average price of a Leonberger puppy in India is around ₹65,000 to ₹1,00,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Leonberger puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Yes! Most Leonbergers absolutely love to swim or play in the water. These canines are amazing swimmers and their webbed feet certainly helps them a lot while they are inside the water. This is a great breed to take to a beach or a pool.
Answer: Leonbergers mostly come in the following colors that are listed below:
Answer: Leonbergers have a fairly subpar lifespan of about 07-09 years. But if these dogs are consistently given proper care, exercise, and nutrition, then some of them may even live longer than 9 years of age.
Answer: Most common health problems found in the Leonbergers are Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Bloat or Gastric Torsion, Panosteitis, Cataracts, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Entropion, Ectropion, and Hypothyroidism.