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Leonberger breeders

Bringing a Leonberger puppy in to your family is a long-term commitment and as with any breed, should never be an impulse decision. Before looking at our Leonberger breeder list, please take some time to review our resources to help you determine if a Leonberger is right for you

The Leonberger Club of America is happy to provide a Leonberger breeder list comprised of breeders who are members in good standing of the Leonberger Club of America. The LCA offers this list as informational only and in no way guarantees, endorses, approves, or recommends any individual breeder, puppy, or dog. User assumes all risk and liability when using information contained herein.

Our member-breeders have agreed to adhere to the LCA Member Practices as well as the LCA Member Breeders Policy. We recommend that you speak with your chosen breeder about these policies and be prepared to ask the right questions (Questions for a Leonberger Breeder). The New Owner’s Glossary may help you to understand some of the terminology and learn about some important terms that may come up in your conversations.

For Breeders: To be accepted to the List we must have the following information on your bitch: AKC name; AKC#; CHIC#; kennel name, owner’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address. To list yourself as a breeder, please log in to Memberclicks and fill out the new breeder application.

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Contact:
Mickie Rankin

Location:
Tuscon, AZ

Phone:
520-975-6750

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Breeding philosophy: Participating in changing breeding culture in order to preserve/increase genetic diversity in this magnificent breed. I select Leonberger partners with all current LCA/AKC health certifications, and use of parents that meet the current breed standard. Careful consideration of both parents’ coefficient of inbreeding (COI) and Mean Kinship (MK) scores are then considered to improve those numbers for offspring, thereby increasing/preserving the genetic diversity for the breed. 

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Peter and Teresa West

Location:
West Fork, AR

Phone:
479-409-8089

West Mountain

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Linda Sebastiani

Location:
Orangevale, CA

Phone:
916-721-6827

BellaWood

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Sharon Bishop

Location:
Vacaville, CA

Phone:
916-719-2140

Lagoon Valley

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Susan Van Valkenburg and Dave Hough

Location:
San Jose, CA

Phone:
408-493-5464

Llondel

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Carl Barnum

Location:
Apple Valley, CA

Phone:
760-242-8500

vom Silverwood

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Tyra Haley

Location:
Longmont, CO

Phone:
720-934-8906

Flatirons

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Kristin Sutton

Location:
Firestone, CO

Phone:
303-437-2289

Front Range

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Julia Grandt

Location:
Winter Park, FL

Phone:
425-343-6776

Starfire

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Elinor Adams

Location:
Athens, GA

Phone:
706-207-1814

Rocky Ford

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Diana Moe

Location:
Spirit Lake, ID

Phone:
530-919-9200

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Cheryl Brown

Location:
Athol, ID

Phone:
206-795-7342

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Puppies are raised in our home in northern Idaho and supervised 24/7. We live on 10 fenced acres filled with Ponderosa trees allowing our Leos plenty of exercise and fun.

We do extensive health screening to breed the best Leonbergers possible, taking into consideration temperament and structure. You can find our Leonbergers in the show ring as well. Puppies are well socialized and mostly potty trained when they leave our home at eight weeks.  We have breedings planned in the near future so feel free to contact us.

Our breeding females:
Great Northern’s Dell of Olinda (Lindy) CHIC 162710
CH Desperado’s Quite Enough (Quinn) CHIC 175041

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Shonnie Layland

Location:
Orofino, ID

Phone:
206-714-2089

Sinnsro

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Terry & Heide Winings

Location:
Tower Lakes, IL

Phone:
847-309-1235

Ex Animo

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Brenda Cantaley

Location:
Leland, IL

Phone:
630-746-9344

Harris Acres

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We strive to find the best possible match between our new potential dog owner and their new puppy. With our puppies of course it starts with the breed standard and with each mating we strive to better the breed.

We offer exceptional quality puppies to equally exceptional humans. We get to know our potential new puppy owners to the best extent that we can. We ask what they are looking for in their new dog, where they live and how they live. What experience that they have with Leonbergers specifically and their experience with dogs in general. We want to know how the puppy will fit into their family.

We also get to know our puppies, starting from the day that they are born… We offer our puppies constant human intervention and interaction, meaning that we accept them into our family and love them. We also expose them to as many things and situations as possible in the short time that they are part of our family. We allow our puppies to grow, gaining confidence with a loving touch. We match our puppy’s temperament with the new owner’s lifestyle.

We want the best possible lifetime experience for the dog and their new owner, and our philosophy is to find that right match, for exceptional Leonbergers and equally exceptional people.

Contact:
Paula Rae DeVore

Location:
Geneseo, IL

Phone:
309-945-2762

Rev It Up

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Olivia Maxey

Location:
Barrington, IL

Phone:
434-607-2839

Starlight

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Timothy Whitaker

Location:
Independence, IA

Phone:
319-270-8354

Dandelion

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Sandy Love

Location:
Olathe, KS

Phone:
913-991-3741

Prairie Creek

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Erin Andersen

Location:
Russell Spring, KY

Phone:
253-261-8888

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High Hopes is committed to quality and health. Our hope is to provide you with a pet or show puppy that can also be an active, successful, performance dog in a variety of venues. High Hopes dogs actively compete in obedience, conformation, water rescue, drafting and tracking. We health test all of our breeding dogs and ensure health standards are met prior to breeding. We love visitors and encourage you to come and meet us and our dogs!

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Sandy Pearsall

Location:
Louisville, KY

Phone:
502-266-6863

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Nicole Strickland

Location:
Munfordville, KY

Phone:
859-240-0534

Willow Tree

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Heidi Naylor

Location:
Turner, ME

Phone:
207-650-8094

Bear Pond

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Megan Currier

Location:
Bellingham, MA

Phone:
774-424-7344

Invictus Kennels

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Contact:
Jan Weaver

Location:
Westminster, MA

Phone:
978-668-5113

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Our goal is to breed healthy, happy and loving Leonbergers that represent the majesty and temperament of this remarkable breed.

Our journey with Leonbergers began in 2006. We went for a hike one Saturday with our children at Trout Brook reservation, a local recreation area. Coincidentally, the Northeast Regional Leonberger Club was having one of their get-togethers there that day. The trailhead was at the far end of an open field. There were about 25 Leonbergers playing together in the field and swimming in the pond. They were so majestic, noble, calm and massive! For us, it was love at first sight.

On the trails, we met Beverly Travis of Bobev’s Leonbergers, walked the trails with her and several of her amazing dogs, and learned about this incredible breed. We welcomed our first Leonberger, Luxor, into our family in 2007 and our lives were forever changed. Lux was a remarkably sweet, loyal, sensitive, loving, and intelligent dog, quickly becoming our best friend in the world. As with many Leonberger owners, we couldn’t stop at just one! A year later we brought home Java and he was just as sweet and wonderful. Today, we have nine Leos – Faith, Joy, Jingle, Ariel, Bella, Cannoli, Everest, Grace and Honey. They fill our home with love, laughter and lots of fur! Our human kids are now grown and on their own, but our nest is far from empty (thanks to our fur-kids). The transition to breeding has given us the wonderful opportunity to spread the love and joy these amazing dogs have to offer to other families.

Contact:
Robin Krieger

Location:
Davisberg, MI

Phone:
810-333-5091

DavisK

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Amy Garabedian

Location:
Troy, MI

Phone:
248-881-0840

Good Life

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Beverly Waites

Location:
Peck, MI

Phone:
810-378-5540

Ludwick's House of Paws

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Carol and Rhyan Ross

Location:
Romeo, MI

Phone:
586-752-6937

Stony Creek

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At Stony Creek we have had a love of Leo’s since 1999 when we got our first. Our breeding philosophy has remained the same over the years, to breed physically and mentally sound dogs. All of our puppies are raised in our home, which special care to each puppy to ensure that they have the best start to their lives. They are exposed to children and other animals as well! Our litters are carefully planned to ensure the breeds future and to share the hidden treasure that a Leonberger truly is! Our personal leo’s have typically lived to 9-12 years, but 2 have made it to 13!

We have had several Canadian, German and Polish imports over the years that were added breeding program. All of our breeding dogs have completed and passed their health tests, obtaining their CHIC numbers. We’ve shown our Leos in AKC and UKC conformation in the past, receiving Champions in both, and some in agility obtaining a few titles. Our current breeding stock all goes back to dogs that we’ve owned/bred personally and have had for generations! Our puppies make great family companions, therapy dogs, and excellent examples of the breed.

Contact:
Sarah Mahoney

Location:
Farmington, MN

Phone:
952-469-3221

Forever Green

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Since 1990 ForeverGreen Kennels has focused on producing healthy dogs with excellent temperament, good size and bone and beautiful, traditional Leonberger type. Whether puppies leaving our kennel are destined for show homes or as family pets and companions, we strive to find that right puppy to best fit that situation. We are available to our puppy buyers for the life of their dog to help owners with any guidance they need or to answer any questions they have.

Since 1990 ForeverGreen has been a member kennel in good standing in The Leonberger Club of America. We support the parent club for the Leonberger breed and use the LCA’s breeding guidelines and health testing protocols to help us achieve our goal in producing healthy, sweet natured dogs that represent classic, old world type.

Here at ForeverGreen Kennels we consider the Leonberger breed very special indeed. It is the only breed we have ever produced. Leo’s certainly changed our lives and we believe most of our puppy owners would agree. Once you have shared your life with a Leonberger, it is very, very hard to be without one. They are extraordinary dogs!

Contact:
Kim Piittman

Location:
Stanchfield, MN

Phone:
651-503-2549

Morning Star

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Diane Maxwell

Location:
Winchester, NH

Phone:
603-239-4056

Griffin's Nest

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Jane Hunt-Brackett

Location:
Kensington, NH

Phone:
413-374-2469

Live Free

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Peggy Atchley

Location:
Bigfork, MT

Phone:
406-837-5105

Great Northern

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Virginia Bartholomay

Location:
Bigfork, MT

Phone:
847-612-0045

Panthera

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Karen Stickel

Location:
Oak Ridge, NJ

Phone:
973-208-6179

Masonhaus

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Alida Greendyk

Location:
Hardwick, NJ

Phone:
908-362-6208

von Alpensee

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Maria Chiselko

Location:
Bridgewater, NJ

Phone:
908-334-3441

Von Beauregard Herz

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Amanda Badillo

Location:
Atco, NJ

Phone:
609-505-1427

Wegen des Mondes

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Margitta Arroyo

Location:
Edgewood, NM

Phone:
505-362-3379

Enchanted Desert

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Cheryl Woods and Tom Briody

Location:
Rochester, NY

Phone:
585-461-9443

Brywood

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Karen & Dale Minardo

Location:
Conesus, NY

Phone:
585-944-1933

Sunset

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Kenneth Dodge

Location:
Fabius, NY

Phone:
315-447-8922

Tempest

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Connie Kent

Location:
Pisgah Forest, NC

Phone:
386-679-1634

Live Oak

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Contact:
Patrick McGlone

Location:
Harrisburg, NC

Phone:
301-233-5507

Rocky River Leos

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Jessica Ricker

Location:
Youngstown, OH

Phone:
330-799-1832

Blue Rune

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Contact:
Judith Johnston

Location:
Wellington, OH

Phone:
440-647-4439

Dragonslair

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My focus is on breeding Leonbergers that are good representatives of the breed with good temperaments and good health to the extent that can be done.

For a more detailed overview of my history with the breed, please see my website.

Contact:
Linda Gray

Location:
Marion, OH

Phone:
419-261-2877

Gray’s Winding Roads

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Dee Dee Wyenandt

Location:
Cincinnati, OH

Phone:
513-258-4167

Lion's Paw

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Karen Zedeker

Location:
Waynesville, OH

Phone:
513- 897-1213

Serengeti

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Susan Lattier

Location:
Cincinnati, OH

Phone:
513-300-2754

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We consider ourselves custodians of the human-dog bond, the bond that goes to the core of who we are as humans and we  purposely breed and raise Leonbergers who will bring loving relationships to the world making it so much the better. To achieve this end, our puppies are raised following the Puppy Culture Protocols.

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Margie Hinds

Location:
Sandy, OR

Phone:
503-313-0710

Braveheart

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Mary Goodling

Location:
Newport, PA

Phone:
717-919-5053

Corazon de Leon

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Sunny Simpson

Location:
Dover, PA

Phone:
717-701-0800

Leos At The WROC

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Contact:
Sue Herman

Location:
Erie, PA

Phone:
814-602-3306

Water's Edge

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Welcome to Water’s Edge Leonbergers. Our dogs are our passion. We strive to produce puppies with a focus on sound temperament, good health, longevity and proper conformation.  We are active in therapy work and both dogs are certified Crisis Dogs with HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response. We also participate in conformation, water rescue, obedience, rally and agility. We believe a well rounded dog is a happy dog.

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Kendra Haley

Location:
Manchester, TN

Phone:
913-261-4667

Bois D'Arcl

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Christina Turpin

Location:
Alburtis, PA

Phone:
321-432-7833

Smokey Mountain

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Preserving the breed standard and producing healthy quality Leonbergers raised in our house and having fun on the farm! Breeding for quality not quantity for forever homes; pet homes, show performance, working, and therapy. 

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Wendy Jones

Location:
Spring, TX

Phone:
832-515-1148

Bluebonnet

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Julia Brady

Location:
McKinney, TX

Phone:
972-540-1424

Kalahari

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Amy Frank

Location:
Cypress, TX

Phone:
281-770-4335

Magnolia Leo's

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D’Nae Wilson

Location:
Levelland, TX

Phone:
806-239-5860

Tipping Point

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Jill Gonzalez

Location:
Austin, TX

Phone:
512-585-2426

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Home to the youngest qualifier for LCA 2019 Top 20 Invitational, Yvain Leonbergers is committed to: Preserving the past. Forging the future.™ We purposefully breed to the history of the Standard to preserve type, predictable temperament, and versatile working dog attributes, while focusing on the future: the sustainability of the breed and the health of the individual dogs.

Integrated in our natural rearing approach, which combines modern science with holistic health care, we focus on puppy behavior and development by using the Puppy Culture® system.  Our desire to influence future generations through applied science as well as laying a solid foundation during the critical first ten weeks led to the decision to found Yvain Leonbergers.  

I cannot imagine my life without a dog in it. From sitting on the porch with my favorite farm dog, Waggles, to snuggling with my favorite Leos, I have always loved the companionship of dogs.  Despite the fur to vacuum up, the spills to wipe up, the poop to pick up, those are all very small trade offs to the pure joy of partnering with a loving, loyal companion.

Embark on a journey with us to adopt your next best friend. With us, Yvain Leonbergers, you will not journey alone; you will journey with lions and knights at your side.

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Cynthia Steward

Location:
Layton, UT

Phone:
801-726-9038

Alpenglühen

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Mary Lynn Ferguson

Location:
Salt Lake City, UT

Phone:
801-541-9595

Creekside

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Lizzy Shaw

Location:
Eagle Mountain, UT

Phone:
801-400-8053

Leo Fidelis

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Renee Wilkinsont

Location:
Park City, UT

Phone:
213-709-0999

Valkyrie

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Melissa Zecher

Location:
East Dorset, VT

Phone:
802-379-0030

Maple Wood

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Lori Taft

Location:
Arlington, WA

Phone:
360-722-1049

Desperado

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My goal at Desperado is to breed for type, health and temperament.  Our motto is “Quality, Not Quantity.”

Contact:
Juanita Allen

Location:
Chewelah, WA

Phone:
503-201-2076

Kamenah

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Shelli Sinclair-Wood

Location:
Spokane, WA

Phone:
509-995-0393

Legendary

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Scott Brookman

Location:
Woodland, WA

Phone:
805-470-9177

Löwenbach Kennels

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Elizabeth Sweet

Location:
Otis Orchards, WA

Phone:
509-226-3767

Sweet Life

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Laurie Adase

Location:
Wheeling, WV

Phone:
304-242-6741

R.U. Kind Kennel

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Luanne Lloyd

Location:
Wausau, WI

Phone:
715-302-1668

BluDrift

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Beth Markham

Location:
Brodhead, WI

Phone:
608-295-7408

Blu Sky

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Nadine Love-Filer

Location:
Burlington, WI

Phone:
262-758-0805

Northwoods

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Leonbergers have fascinated me since prior to 2003 when I got my first one. I love working my Leonbergers in Rally Obedience, Nosework, and Conformation. Knowing I love working Leos, my breeding program is geared towards Leos that have the correct physique and the mindset to do working items while still maintaining the true essence of a Leonberger, a large and powerful dog.

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Lisa Stanford

Location:
Endeavor, WI

Phone:
608-617-6643

Shady Grove

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Cindy Koppen

Location:
Powell River, BC, Canada

Phone:
604-483-7762

Seelowen

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To breed and to guide new breeders to a better understanding of a good breeder philosophy and to uphold the principals of a solid program. This includes the much overlooked structural aspect of the dogs, plus the pedigree and health info, avoiding studs used too frequently and insisting on sound temperament in any breeding pair. Included in this list are the numerous health clearances that all pairs must pass. I also uphold a strong mentor strategy with any new member having at least 2-3 “guides” to ensure the health of the breed as a whole and prevent some of the numerous mistakes that one can make without a solid knowledge base. There are enough challenges in this arena, even with 28 years experience!

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Tobi Smith

Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Phone:
604-625-8585

Flyin’ Lions

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Thorsten and Julie Schaffert

Location:
Langley, BC, Canada

Phone:
604-514-1100

Löwenhöhle

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Karen Heard

Location:
Brantford, ON, Canada

Phone:
519-720-9911

Orovale

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Susan Cipolla

Location:
Summerville, SC

Phone:
843-697-1839

Morning Mist

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