Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

The Leonberger is a giant dog breed. The breed's name is derived from the city of Leonberg, Germany. According to legend, the Leonberger was ostensibly bred as a 'symbolic dog' that would mimic the lion in the town crest.

Fun Fact

Leonbergers are dimorphic, which means that males should look distinctly more masculine and larger than females.

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