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THE LEONBERGER: A Comprehensive Guide to the Lion King of Breeds

THE LEONBERGER: A Comprehensive Guide to the Lion King of Breeds


Caroline Bliss-Isberg has spent countless hours researching, interviewing and documenting to produce what is by far the most comprehensive collection of Leonberger facts and history every assembled. With great affection for this imposing but affable breed, Bliss-Isberg explains how the Leonberger managed to outwit a hostile dog 19th-Century fancy, made invaluable (and little known) contributions to the Saint Bernard and Newfoundland, survived two world wars, and now faces unique challenges in the 21st Century. Filled with historical photos and illustrations, some of them never before published, this book is an absolute must for anyone interested in this endearing German breed.

Ten percent of the author's royalties benefit the Leonberger Health Foundation.

At 422 pages, this book weighs in at more than three and a half pounds!

About the Author:

Caroline Bliss-Isberg has lived and loved Leonbergers for more than twenty-five years. A frequent contributor to the LeoLetter, founder of the email LeoList, 1997 National Specialty chairperson, two-term president of the Leonberger Club of America, U.S. delegate to the International Leonberger Union and Leonberger Health Foundation director, she is a recipient of the Heinrich Essig Award and the Leo Heart Award.


"The Leonberger" is one of the best breed books I have ever read. The research that went into this gem is just unbelievable. If you are a breeder, exhibitor or a fan of this wonderful breed, you must have this book.


Price: 97.50



Author - Guido Perosino - Publisher - Private

"Guido Perosino's "The Leonberger" is essential reading for any serious Leonberger enthusiast .To fully appreciate this splendid breed, one must look beyond the mere mechanics of form and structure; to see past the basic points of the standard and to seek instead a fuller aesthetic appreciation of the whole. To see with the eyes of both artist and engineer.

This is precisely what Perosino's book achieves, for it is far more than a simple illustrated standard. Instead, this book provides an in depth examination of the breed; its history, quality, structural anatomy, role, versatility and character. It is a celebration of the breed and should become a well-thumbed part of any Leonberger owner's collection."

Sharon Springel

Leonberger Club of Great Britain, Health Sub-Committee Chair.

Price: 29.50



Author - Lusby - Publisher - Interpet

The book provides a concise, accurate history of the breed, a discussion of the standard as well as personal insight into the Leo's unique character, told through the author's delightful anecdotes.

155 pages give expert advice on puppy selection, obedience training and everyday care, including feeding, grooming, exercise, housebreaking and more.

*Please note: INTERPET titles are being reprinted under the new imprint of KENNEL CLUB BOOKS so the cover illustration here may differ from that on the book you receive. The content is the same.*

Price: 18.49



Author - White - Publisher - TFH

Originally bred to look like a lion so that it could appear on the crest of the small German town of Leonberg, the Leonberger is a majestic, gentle, loyal dog which excels at tasks requiring strength and agility.

This manual contains 208 pages of expert infromation including the history of the breed, purchasing your puppy, training, showing, working, nutrition, health issues and breeding.

This title is now out of print but good used copies are sometimes available - please order as normal and we will contact you regarding price and availablity.

Price: 29.45