Leonberger Question

I know that the Leonberger has abot 50% of Saint Bernard, 25% of Newfoundland, and 25% of Great...


I know that the Leonberger has abot 50% of Saint Bernard, 25% of Newfoundland, and 25% of Great Pyrenees. They are all very large dogs and I know that Newfoundland and Saint Bernard drool alot. Does the Leonberger drool as much? And I also know that Newfoundlands are easy to train. Would Leonbergers be as easy to train? I've heard that they are very sensitive and get upset if things are going on with the family. Does that sensitivity apply to training?

    In Leonberger - Asked by Anonymous - 6/26/2011 12:18:56 PM
Leonberger Breeders actually breed for no drooling, making this dog large furry but without the chest of slimey drool. They are very sensitive however so this would apply to training as well. Leonberger's are sensitive to emotions more than other breeds so I would imagine it would make them quite people oriented as you become their pack, so training with positive reinforcement and no heavy handed methods would likely be easy.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/6/2011 4:57:39 AM


The leonberger has been around for a lot longer than the St Bernard. It's a complicated history for both breeds and too complex to correct here. Leonbergers will drool around food, especially in hot weather. They don't walk around with big globules of drool though. Leonbergers are moderately easy to train and do get very sensitive to upsets in the family. They respond to a firm voice at times, especially in teen years, but do not do well with harsh training. They have very long memories.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/22/2012 4:10:13 AM