Leonberger Question

I know leonbergers are part newfie so since newfies can't get bloat because they have outward...


I know leonbergers are part newfie so since newfies can't get bloat because they have outward chest and so do leongergers does that mean leonbergers can't bloat?

    In Leonberger - Asked by Anonymous - 12/20/2010 8:07:34 AM
Because leonbergers are 50% saint bernard they can get bloat and are also part great pyrenees whitch can also get bloat. hope this helps :)
    Answered by akpowrdgbs - 12/23/2010 5:10:02 PM


As far as I know, newfoundlands can get bloat. So that means all the breeds that make up the leonberger can get bloat, so they can as well.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/2/2011 4:45:53 AM


not true. Newfies can and do bloat. I have owned and shown Newfies for many many years.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/27/2011 8:27:28 AM


First of all Leonbergers are purebreeds. They are not part newfoundland. There is a lot of myth surrounding this and due to a lack of understanding about genetics and breeding many people assume they are part newfoundland. All deep chested dogs are prone to bloat, that includes both the newf and the leo.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/22/2012 4:01:18 AM