Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Leonberger Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Germany as a companion dog, was specifically bred to resemble a lion by crossing the Newfoundland, Pyrenean Mountain Dog and St. Bernard. A gentle giant and wonderful swimmer even in the coldest of climates, its size makes it unsuitable to the urban environment. Good with other dogs and easily obedience trained, they thrive in colder climates. Not a good watch dog and the smooth, dense coat requires very regular grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsReferred papers Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed. Becker D, Minor KM, Letko A et al (2017) A GJA9 frameshift variant is associated with polyneuropathy in Leonberger dogs. BMC Genomics 18(1), 662 PubMed. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Leonberger Club of Great Britain: https://www.leonbergerclubofgb.com/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Leonberger Club of America: www.leonbergerclubofamerica.com.