A Leonberger and His Little Pug Friend

Our Leonberger Bronco (Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle) grew up with several dogs, one of them being our Pug Daisy, which we still have. Bronco and Daisy were good friends and on one occasion Bronco saved Daisy from an attacking lose German Shepherd. We’ve owned a very well-behaved German Shepherd, they are good dogs, but this particular one wasn’t.

Bronco stepped in between the German Shepherd and Daisy and got bitten in the leg in the process. Leonbergers are about double as strong as German Shepherds and almost double as massive and they have more powerful jaws. However, Bronco was old and had just had surgery in the leg in which he was bit, so it was certainly a sacrifice on his part. I was mad and I ran after the German Shepherd and tried kicking him and between mine and Bronco’s efforts he ran off. I cursed at the owner of the German Shepherd for letting him run lose in a public space. Maybe I shouldn’t have, but in the end Daisy our innocent sweet Pug was alive. What a day that was. Anyway, in this post I am showing a few photos I took of Bronco and Daisy.

Photo of our Pug Daisy (left) and our Leonberger Bronco (right)
Daisy (Pug) and Bronco (Leonberger)
Photo of Bronco and Daisy in the kitchen with pieces of gingerbread on the floor. Bronco raided the gingerbread house, but he is sharing with Daisy.
Bronco raided a gingerbread house, but he is sharing with Daisy.
Photo of Daisy and Bronco in the backyard. Green grass, a fence and some trees.
Daisy and Bronco in the backyard

Above Daisy and Bronco on our large wide leather sofa.

Photo of Daisy and Bronco in front of a sort of hotdog cake. It is Daisy's birthday.
Daisy’s birthday

Finally, I also would like to highlight the Dawn of Humanity series written by Jacqui Murray once again. I loved this series and I highly recommend it. Below I am posting some information about the Dawn of Humanity series.

Book Trailer

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

27 replies on “A Leonberger and His Little Pug Friend”

Yes you are right. We did not take Bronco to the vet for that incidence since he was going for a checkup pretty soon after anyways. He just got hurt a bit but there was no additional sore. However, it was not what he needed as he was still healing from surgery. We did not ask about a vet bill. She did apologize but at the time I was so mad that I did not accept her apology. I called her dog “Cujo” from that horror movie.

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That is too much sweet cuteness! I don’t understand if people love their animal children, how they can let them run loose. Bronco is so loving. Daisy’s toungue… awww. It isn’t fair to lose our loved ones, animals, humans, sometimes beloved plants & trees too (for some). I’m glad Bronco wasn’t awfully hurt, but the timing was awful for that poor leg. Things were rotten between old neighbors & us regarding their dog. So ongoing was this otherwise rather civil battle, that one day my husband scooped all their dog’s poo from our yard with a shovel…
And dumped it on their porch. We had had it with our, our family, a lawn person, everyone but them stepping in their own dog’s business.

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Yes you are right. As a dog owner you need to be responsible. It is against the law to let your dog be unleashed in public spaces and you have to pick up all the waste. I would never think about doing it any other way. I am so sorry to hear that your neighbor is irresponsible. I hope it will get resolved. Also thank you for your very kind words.


Loved the photos of Daisy and Bronco , they look great friends… And I looked through the illustrations to your book… What delightful little stories as well as some sad farewells to many a beloved companion and friend…

Many thanks for your own lovely comment and visit to my blog…. Enjoy your weekend.. 🙂

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Thank you so much Paul! I am so glad I found your blog. I’ve been looking for good dog blogs to follow.

150lbs that’s big. Our Leonberger was 167lbs at one point but he was overweight so the day he weighed in at that (at the veterinary) we put him on a diet. He was not happy. His healthy weight was 135-140 pounds.


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