This is post number 20 for my Leonberger/Bronco blog. I decided to make it a list of posts. Not all posts were equally popular and maybe you missed the posts you would have liked the most. You can click on the link or the picture to see a post, then click back or “Home” (at the top) go back. If you read a post I certainly would love to get a “like” or maybe a comment.
What is a Leonberger?
Summary of the FCI Leonberger breed standard (Photograph of Leonberger © Shutterstock/Eric Isselee)
Our Leonberger Bronco
Left: Bronco at 3 months old. Right Bronco at almost 13 years old.
The Time Bronco Saved the Neighborhood
Left: Trespasser at night spying on us through our bedroom window. Right: Bronco chasing off trespasser (illustrations by Naomi Rosenblatt)
Bronco’s Hamster Search and Rescue
Left: Puffy cheeks full of hamsters. Right: Hamster CPR (illustrations by Naomi Rosenblatt)
The Grey Muzzle Award
Leonberger’s live on average 8-9 years. However, the Leonberger Health Foundation International is working hard to extend the lifespan of Leonbergers. They give an award to all Leonbergers who have survived passed their 12th birthday. The award is called the Grey Muzzle Award.
The time Bronco accidentally pushed Baby into a storm drain
Me handling a difficult situation. Illustration by Naomi Rosenblatt.
The Worldwide Independent Leonberger Database
This screen shot shows the information about Bronco that appears in the WILD database above his full pedigree.
The Day Bronco Stumped the Geek Squad
Luckily the warranty covered both acts of God and acts of Dog (illustration Naomi Rosenblatt)
Some Fun Leonberger Facts
The coat of arms of the town of Leonberg, Germany, was allegedly the inspiration for the first breeder of the Leonberger, Heinrich Essig
History of the Leonberger
Bronco at three months old. You can trace his ancestry back 120 years. A lot of interesting Leonberger history happened in that time.
The Day Bronco Sniffed Out an Oncoming Insulin Shock
Bronco’s nose predicted an oncoming insulin shock
A Shocking Walk
Bronco was slim and a bit gangly when he was young. He would fill out later. He was full of energy, confident and not afraid of anything.
Bronco the Great Swimmer
Leonbergers are excellent swimmers and are sometimes used in water rescue.
The Eye Drop War
Gates we had around the house to prevent Bronco from roaming where he shouldn’t
The Day an EF3 Tornado Ravaged Our Neighborhood. It was a tough day for us and Bronco
Bronco, who was not at his best in this picture, rests next to our tornado damaged fence. We put a plastic bag around his bandage when he went outside.
Bronco the Very Big Dog Bites My Behind
Bronco was a very big dog. Here he is sitting in Claudia’s lap.
When Bronco Swallowed our Neighbor’s Head and Teaching Dogs How to Greet People Properly
Bronco in front of the hallway
How to Publish a Dog Book on Amazon (and elsewhere)
Page example from The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle, Stories and Tips from Thirteen Years with a Leonberger.
Are Leonbergers like bears, lions or wolves? Ask the Boy Who Cried Wolf!
Leonbergers are big dogs and little boys may think they are wolves, but Leonbergers are very friendly.
Post 20, well that’s this one. Please like this post or any other post if you do or leave a comment.