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The Leonberger at the Mountain Top

We are visiting Sweden, specifically the High Coast. I am originally from here. This is a beautiful area with fjords, mountains and forests. We took a ski lift up to the top of a mountain called Skule Berget/Mountain. At the top there is a cabin that’s open for tourists.  You can also walk up the mountain on a steep long trail. In addition to visiting the cabin and watching the views from the mountain top we climbed down a cliff to visit a cave and after our visit we walked down the trail. It was a day filled with exercise. However, the highlight of the day was that we met a Leonberger, Amie, and her owner at the top of mountain.

Amie a female Leonberger at the Skule mountain top.
Amie at the top of the Skule Mountain.

We shouted, “look a Leonberger”, and Amie started wagging her tail and running towards us. She obviously loved attention. Her owner let us pet her and take a few photos of her. Amie was very playful, she rolled around and wanted to be petted. She was very friendly. She reminded us of our late Leonberger Bronco, but being a female she was a little bit smaller and more feminine looking.

Photo of Amie, a female Leonberger. She was playful but well behaved.
Amie was playful but very well behaved.

Amie is nine years old, which is old for a Leonberger. We were impressed that she walked all the way up to the mountain top.

Photo of view over the High Coast in Sweden
View from the Skule Mountain top
Photo of the cabin at the Skule mountain top
The cabin at the Skule mountain top
Photo of us walking back down from the Skule mountain
We are walking back down

Finally, I would like to promote my book about Bronco and Leonbergers. It has a lot of color photos, amusing Leonberger stories, and Leonberger information that has been verified and it is also based on personal information.

Photo of the book "The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle". Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com location for the book.
This is the front cover of the book “The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle”. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com location for the book.
Photo of the book "The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle". Click on the image to go to the Amazon.se location for the book.
This is the back cover of the book “The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle”. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.se location for the book.
Image showing the endorsements for the book. Click on the image to got to the Barnes and Noble location for the book.
These are the endorsements for the book. Click on the image to got to the Barnes and Noble location for the book.

Below is a list of where you can find the book. Click on the links to go to the respective store. However, if your favorite bookstore is not listed below you can search for it using the ISBN or ASIN numbers.

ISBN number for printed edition: 978-0998084954 ASIN number for the e-book edition: B0B5NN32SR

By thomasstigwikman

My name is Thomas Wikman. I am a software/robotics engineer with a background in physics, but I am currently retired. I took early retirement. I am a dog lover, and especially a Leonberger lover, a home brewer, craft beer enthusiast, an amateur astronomer, I’m learning French, and I am an avid reader. I live in Dallas, Texas, but I am originally from Sweden. I am married to Claudia, and we have three children Jacob, David and Rachel. My blog feature the crazy adventures of our Leonberger e Bronco von der Löwenhöhle as well as information on Leonbergers

17 replies on “The Leonberger at the Mountain Top”

Leonbergers are not very common. There are about 30,000 of them in the world. However, it is a great breed that is used for therapy due to them being in tune with people’s feelings, water rescue, because they are unafraid, strong, and great swimmers, and they are great family dogs and great protectors. They also have a great sense of smell. Our Leonberger smelled out an oncoming insulin shock in our Labrador.

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Wow. That is interesting. Very useful dogs to have around. I too have a Labrador, brown. He’s gorgeous, but I wouldn’t describe him as useful…though he is the impetus and stories behind my blog/book so I guess, deserves some credit😀

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