The Leonberger is often confused with other dogs because they have features seen in mixed breeds. The Leonberger is a relatively new breed. The complete history of the breed can be found on the Leonberger Club of America website. Since these dogs first appeared in Europe, in the late 1800's, people are still discovering them for the first time to this day.

We have provided a number of photos below to assist you in recognition. Please review them and notice the unique characteristics of the Leonberger. The fur can vary in color, but will generally be black face and muzzle with a tan body, and will always be a thick, double coat. And a Leo will always have webbed feet!

If you ever have any doubts when determining if you have found a Leonberger, one of our LRPals Regional Reps. will be happy to help make an identification for you! Just contact us.


Leonberger AKC Standards