Leonberger Question

I am thinking of getting a Leonberger and have some questions on food. First off I hear breeders...


I am thinking of getting a Leonberger and have some questions on food. First off I hear breeders say that Leonbergers (especially puppies) shouldn't be fed high protein diets since they are a large breed dog, while others say that high protein diets are proven to be healthy for large breed dogs. I have also had some trouble finding a good brand of food that meets the requirments for leonbegers, some brands that I found that I like are blue buffalo, wellness, and innova. What is your opinion on protein levels, and what brands of dog food do you like for your Leonbergers?

    In Leonberger - Asked by Anonymous - 8/8/2011 12:46:13 AM
Yes, because giant breeds develop slowly, you must not give them a diet too high in protein or fat. In fact no dog should eat pure protein. Having said that, puppies require a higher protein diet than adults. Any kibble designed for a St Bernard or for any heavy giant breed is suitable for leonbergers. Large kibble size will help reduce the likelihood of bloat in adults.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/22/2012 4:06:07 AM


NO MORE THAN 21% PROTEIN AND 3 % CALCIUM UNTIL 18 MONTHS + OLD. THIS ALONG WITH NO HARD EXERCISING FOR THE SAME PERIOD. THEY MATURE PHYSICALY VERY SLOWLY INTERNALY. THEIR BONES AND JOINTS TAKE A LONG TIME TO MATURE.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/12/2012 8:19:24 PM