Reasons NOT to buy a Leonberger
Although we love our Leo’s passionately we understand that they are not for everyone, as well as all the great things about Leonbergers there is the other side of owning one which any prospective Leo owner should know! So here goes:
They are very big POWERFUL dogs
Hair with everything – food, clothes, friends, house, garden, car, literally everywhere!
They can be very dominant if allowed to be and will own YOU!
They will chew things, as most dogs do, generally up to a year old
They love water, and will put their paws, face, ears in it then walk around the house, lay on the sofa as well as tip over the water bowl and lie in it. This is repeated as many times a day as possible
They do not do well if left on their own for extended periods – they want your company
Friends and family tend to stop coming round so often (not such a bad thing, you might say!) which suits us as we like dogs more than people anyway..lol
There are probably many other reasons not to have a Leo, so think carefully. We are more than happy to talk to any prospective owner and for you to visit and meet our dogs. Life with a Leo can be more of a lifestyle than a pet, so do your research. Speak to lots of breeders, visit and meet the dogs.
Don’t let all this put you off, we really love our Leo’s but they are more than just pets to us and would have a house full ! Oh wait…..we do have a house full….lol
PS: Be warned, one is NEVER enough !