Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Leonberger Dogs, "Scientific name for Leonberger Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Leonberger Dog hails from the city of Leonberg, Germany. The Leonberger Dog was bred in order to mimic the lionâ€™s disposition in the town of crest. He is a an excellent family companion as he is calm, sweet and gentle. Despite his intimidating looks, he is a quiet breed who is gracious in his motions. Actually, this jumbo-sized breed is a mix of Longhaired Saint Bernard Dog, Great Pryness Dog and Newfie Dog who needs space, attention and exercise.Leonberger Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Leonberger Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Leonberger Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Leonberger Dogs eye protected and moist. Leonberger Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Leonberger Dog is a lively dog with brave, steady and intelligent, sweet dog. He can stay with everyone in the family because he is a loving, stable and loyal dog. He has an even-temperament making him a trustworthy dog with incredible patience. You can trust the Leonberger Dog with children and other home pets. They donâ€™t respond well to straining training methods and any form of harsh training can lead to serious behavioral changes. The Leonberger Dog needs to be socialized and trained while he is still young. He is quite an active dog who coordinates well with the humans.
Body And Shape
The Leonberger Dog is a muscular dog with a very large and rectangular shaped head, which is usually deep than it is broad. The Leonberger Dog has dome-shaped skull having a black mask and long muzzle with a well-defined stop. The black mask shouldnâ€™t extends beyond the eyebrows though it might reach up to the eyes. The Leonberger Dog nose is normally black with large nostrils. The lips are black, tight and dry. The loose flews normally collect saliva, making some males to drool frequently. The teeth normally meet at the scissors bite. The ears are triangular shaped, fleshy and they usually hang flat nearto the head. The average height of the male Leonberger Dog 29 to 31 inches (74 to 80cm). The average height of females 27 to 29 inches (61 to 74cm). The average weight of males 130 to 170 pounds (59 to 77kg). The average weight of female Leonberger Dog 105 to 130 pounds (47.6 to 59kg).
All dogs are identical in makeup big or smallâ€“ 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Leonberger Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Leonberger Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Leonberger puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Leonberger Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
A Leonberger Dogâ€™s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Leonberger Dogâ€™s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Leonberger Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Leonberger Dogâ€™s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Leonberger Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Leonberger Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Leonberger Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Leonberger Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Coat And color
The Leonberger dog has a double coat, which is long and water-resistant coming in yellow, golden red, red-brown, cream sand, pale yellow and any combination of the above colors often covered by a black mask. The outer coat may have medium, shorter to long black tips. Sometimes, the Leonberger Dog may have some white hairs on the toes and white patch on the chest. The mane takes around four years to develop while both legs are feathered.
Health And Care
The number one heath problems amongst Leonberger Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Leonberger Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Leonberger Dog suffer from hip dysplasia and hereditary heart problems. They can suffer other mild diseases. They shades fur heavily thus he needs weekly brushing. They need frequent exercises. The life span the Leonberger Dog is from 9 to 11 years.
Female dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Leonberger Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before theyâ€™re puppies are born.
A Leonberger Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Leonberger Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breedâ€™s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.