A turbulent past. Period 1846-1945.

After the creation of the Leonberger by Heinrich Essig, the breed became first very famous but afterwards knew also a time of vilification. The established cynophile world was hostile towards the Leonberger. The first standard. Almost total extinction after the first World War.


  • 200 years ago Heinrich Essig was born in Leonberg. He will make history as the creator of the Leonberger.
  • Why were the dogs called Leonberger or Dog of Leonberg ?
  • Read more about Heinrich Essig, his successors and imitators.
  • Why the official cynology was so hostile ?
  • How did these first Leonbergers look ? 


Dimensions  17 x 24 cm., hard cover,

368 pages of which 32 in full colour, 257 illustrations.

Languages English, French, German and Dutch.

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The dog of Leonberg vol. 1

  • Brand: Metha Stramer
  • Product Code: cdl001
  • Availability: In Stock
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