Leos are GREAT, but with the plush fur comes tons of shedding. With the giant heart comes a shortened life expectancy. With their great size comes destructive power. Leonbergers are wonderful dogs for a family who can incorporate them into their lives, providing proper training, socialization, exercise, diet, and veterinary care. They demand lots of attention and investment!
For many families with complex lives, a Golden Retriever or similar breed is a better choice. We are happy to discuss the merits and drawbacks of the Leo compared to other breeds. Leonbergers are not perfect, they're just the perfect choice for many members of the Mid-Atlantic Leonberger Club of Virginia.
If you decide after much thought that the Leonberger is the breed for you, you want to further discuss the merits and drawbacks of Leonbergers, or you are looking for a stud referral, we are happy to help! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org