The bigger the better for some dog lovers. And every, single giant dog I’ve ever known has been extremely sweet and gentle with people.
Fen's person says:
Once a Leonberger enters your life you will never be the same. Alarm clocks for example are not needed in my house because my leonberger Fen wakes me at 5:30 am. Fen jumps on my bed all 125 lbs every morning till I wake up.
Fen also never leaves my side, he watches when I leave for work and waits for me tilI I come home.
Fen's favorite activities include long walks on the beach and car rides for ice cream and playing in the snow.
I love to learn the history of dog breeds and my go-to is always the American Kennel Club here: https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/leonberger/
Unique among the big guys of the AKC
Working Group, Leos were developed first and foremost as companions. The breed was the brainchild of Heinrich Essig, a 19th-century politician and entrepreneur of Leonberg, Germany. Utilizing Saint Bernards and Newfoundlands, among other large working breeds, Essig’s goal was to breed a majestic pet for European royalty—truly a dog fit for a king.