USD $1500-$2000 Price Avg.

Working Dogs



Breed Type



8-10 years


Breed Information

Group Working Dogs
Popularity/Rank 100
Origin Germany
Other Names Gentle Giant, Gentle Lion, Leo, Leonbergi
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1500-$2000
How much does a Leonberger cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1500 to $2000 on your Leonberger if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Leonberger from a shelter.
Size Giant
Weight Male: 130-170 pounds (59-77 kg),
Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg)
Height Male: 29-31 inches (74-80 cm),
Female: 27-29 inches (61-74 cm)
Lifespan 8-10 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. And FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type s
Purpose watchdog, draft work
Date of Origin 1800s
Ancestry Long haired saint bernard, Newfoundland, Pyrenean mountain dog

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Waterproof
Coat Colors Brown, Mahogany, Red, Reddish, Sandy, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Gray, Red, Sable
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Dematter, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Adaptable, Companionable, Fearless, Loving, Loyal, Obedient
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Addison's Disease, Bloat, Cancer, Ectropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Entropion, Eosinophilic Panosteitis, Hip Dysplasia, Inherited Polyneuropathy
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Cups Per Day 4.5 cups
Daily Cost $3.00 - $3.50
Monthly Cost $90.00 - $105.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Leonberger have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Leonberger is a large, powerful dog breed that originated in Germany. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and gentle nature. The Leonberger is an impressive looking dog with a strong and muscular body. They have a long muzzle and a thick coat of fur that can come in various colors including black, yellow, red, or white.

The lifespan of the Leonberger is typically between 8-10 years. They can reach sizes up to 30 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 170 pounds when fully grown.

The personality of the Leonberger is one of intelligence and loyalty. They are very devoted to their owners and will do anything to please them. They are also very friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if properly socialized from an early age.

The temperament of the Leonberger is calm yet alert which makes them great guard dogs as well as family pets. They are also very intelligent which makes them easy to train but they do require consistent training from an early age in order for them to reach their full potential as obedient companions.

The health of the Leonberger is generally good but they can be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia so it’s important that they receive regular checkups from a veterinarian in order to ensure their continued good health throughout their life span.

The adaptability level of the Leonberger is high due to their intelligence and willingness to please making them great family pets for those who have plenty of time for exercise and training sessions with them on a regular basis. The benefits of having a Leonberger as a pet include having an intelligent companion who will always be loyal no matter what life throws at you!


The Leonberger is a giant dog breed that originated in the German town of Leonberg in the early 19th century. The breed was created by crossing the St. Bernard, the Great Pyrenees, and the Newfoundlander. The resulting offspring was a large, powerful dog with a thick coat of fur that made it well-suited for working in cold climates.

The Leonberger quickly became popular among European royalty and nobility, and was even featured in paintings by famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci. However, the breed nearly became extinct during World War I when many of them were killed in action or died of disease. Fortunately, a few Leonbergers survived and were used to re-establish the breed after the war.

Today, the Leonberger is once again a popular breed, known for its loyalty, intelligence, and gentle nature. They are still used as working dogs in some parts of the world, but are more commonly seen as family pets or show dogs. Regardless of their role, these gentle giants continue to capture hearts all over the world.