Candy: Leonberger puppies price?
I'm getting a dog very soon, and I have fallen in love with Leonbergers. I do not mind the size, and I know they can be really helpful. I have the time and the money to keep it healthy, I just need to know how much the puppies generally cost. Also, any special things just for that breed?
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Answer by Stephen
I don't see many ads on selling Leonberger puppies but the usual price is about $1000 for pet quality and between $2000-3000 for champion bloodlines.
Answer by cardinalboy97
My aunt has had a couple of Leonberger dogs. They are very expensive and neither one of hers lived very long. One had multiple behavioral problems. My aunt and uncle live in London and every time we took it to the park it tried to bite someone. Once, she nipped me (we were playing) and it broke the skin. I was bleeding a little and she started drooling and kept wanting to lick my finger. Scary...
But my aunt loved them...
Answer by Corinne
The current price for a well-bred puppy from a Leonberger Club of America breeder is around $2500.
Answer by Mod
The average cost of this breed is around $1,000 to $2,000. This cost includes the purchase price and the expenses that come up during their lifetime such as food, veterinary care, and training.
The adoption costs are usually minimal if you get a Leonberger from a shelter because most shelters waive these fees like they waive the adoption fee. However, if you want to adopt from a breeder or purchase from an individual there will be extra charges for shipping and vetting.
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Answer by Sarah
Leonbergers from a reputable breeder (check the Leonberger Club of America website for a list) will run you about $2000 – even for "pet quality". Breeders who are not registered with the LCA are not held to the same standard and can/will breed dogs with significant health issues. Polyneuropathy, hip dysplasia… These are screened by LCA breeders and are not allowed to be bred.
Cardinalboy97 indicated multiple behavioral problems in a Leo he knew. Any dog will have problems if they are not socialized enough as puppies and that is especially true for any dog that will be 100+ pounds before they are a year old. I have never met a Leo with a "behavioral problem" – unless you consider being underfoot one.
These are not dogs to leave alone for long periods of time or throw in the backyard to live. I have had many dogs – mainly mixed breed rescues (*love*). We have had 2 Leonbergers – currently, we have a 5-month-old 70-pound ball of endless energy bouncing through our home. Training is imperative!! I cannot stress this enough. As soon as possible, get him into a class.
Leos are hard to come by as the reputable breeders are limited in their breeding frequency and the demand is so high for Leo pups.
Enjoy your new puppy!
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Answer by Collie
The Leonberger is Brave. Intelligent. Very gentle Very affectionate. Open and warm. A sociable dog but makes an imposing Guard dog because of its size and Bark but it is unlikely to bite a stranger. If it has any faults it is that it becomes very exuberant with his demonstrations of affection. They can be nonchalant and 'stay at home. We tried them for police work but they did not have the necessary drive required.
I should warn you that there is no question that this dog can be shut up in a flat. It's fresh air and wide-open spaces dog. It is clumsy and requires long walks. It has a massive appetite. It doesn't like the heat very much and must be brushed regularly. They are quite high maintenance and do not take to kennels very readily.
They only live to about ten years
I wish you well in your choice of Dog... Enjoy
Answer by Jack P
The price of the Leonberger puppy will depend on the breeder’s location and whether or not they are purebred. The average price is around $1,000 to $2,000 for a puppy from a well-established breeder.
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I had a female Leonberger and a Great Dane at the same time. My female Leo was extremely gentle and very friendly. She loved kids and was very good around toddlers. Leo’s are flock guardians. They make great protective dogs and can be very fierce when protecting their owners. They are known to be stubborn when potty training and need constant gentle training. She did shed quite a bit in the spring but not much during the rest of the year. I brushed her daily to minimize. I also shaved her down early in the spring, a good groomer is important. Her fur always grew back thick and gorgeous by the fall. Because Leo’s are flock guardians they have slower metabolisms. My Great Dane ate twice as much. My Great Dane was not great with other male dogs and he shed a lot. I found that my Leo’s big fur balls were much easier to vacuum than the small pine needles from my Dane that stuck on everything and were difficult to remove.
Two extremely different large breeds that need basic training especially as puppies. Never allow your puppy to jump on you or paw you. Don’t let visitors and family try to get your pup to jump on them. Remember, that puppy will grow to become a 120-200 pounds. Set boundaries early on. Great Danes need a supportive bed that is large enough.
A large back yard is not important if you take your dog out every day to run and play. Off leash training using radio collars( not shock) are useful. So is a gentle leader to stop pulling. All this is crucial to teach early on.
My Leo passed away from Bone Cancer at 11 years old. My Dane passed away at 7 years when he consumed beef bones from the garbage. I currently have a two year old Great Dane and I am thinking of getting another Leonberger.
Leonberger are a good choice as far as temperament goes when you have children.
P A Rencich says
We have had a leonberger mix since he was 10 weeks old and will be 10 years in January. He is the most gentle loving dog you could want. He does shed a lot. He is not a big eater about a 1 1/2 cups of food twice daily. He is loyal loving is a bit of a barker but not excessive. He definitely does not like arguing or real loud households. He prefers to just quietly hang out right beside you loves car rides and walking twice a day. He was always very healthy up until last winter he had to have knee surgery due to a torn CCL and arthritis. He is an active small critter chaser squirrels rabbits raccoons if he smells it he chases it off his property. He will let you know if someone is on the property. I would highly recommend them as a pet.
I think you should look into breeds better suited for your situation. A Great Dane, while still very large, would probably be a better choice. A great option is to go to the AKC website and take their quiz to see what breed is the best match for your family and home.
Interested in the Leonberger I had one who lived 13 years most amazing dog looking for another one
According to Leonberger Club of America there are quite a few litters available.
Grab a copy of the yearly DogsUSA magazine- usually found in petsmart/petco etc or perhaps you can buy it via their website. That magazine contains tons of breeder ads for a lot of breeds, including the leonberger. You can then contact breeders and see how much they want. A show or breeding quality animal will cost more than pet quality.
I'd guess somewhere between $ 500-1000 for pet quality.