Come and explore our pages and see how wonderfully our dogs have turned out. Little Mountain Leonbergers have excellence in health, conformation, and temperament. Our commitment to future generations will make each successive litter better than the last. We are striving to produce a legacy so that the betterment of the breed is ensured for generations to come. We test for Leonberger Polyneuropathy LPN1, LPN2 , LPN3 and LEMP, Hip and elbow disease, thyroid, Heart and SERf eye tests. We strive for genetic diversity using COI and Mean Kinship breeding information.
Updated Sept 1st, 2022
No puppies are planned at this time. The possibility of a litter exists with Gabi's daughter Kaliegh from Gryphoenix kennel and Terrie Simpson at www.gryphoenixleonbergers.com. Submit your questionairre to Terrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Choose a Puppy from Little Mountain Leonbergers? Health , Temperament Conformation and Genetic Diversity are our priorities. We have adhered to the Breeding Standards set out by The Leonberger Club of America and The Leonberger Club of Canada and insist that those who wish to adopt one of our pups for breeding will also do so. With our support and guidance you will always be assured that we are behind you one hundred percent with any training, health and breeding issues that arise. It is not enough to just sell you a puppy. Each new owner is carefully screened to make sure that a leonberger will fit into their lives. If Circumstances change so that you can no longer care for this dog then we will take it back and find another loving home. We love dogs and wish we could do this for every dog out there. We chose Leonbergers because they are loyal and trusting gentle giants. The least we can do for them is to ensure that they have a lifetime home that repays their loyalty in kind.
This is our Russian Princess Gabi RKF 4518988 Canadian Champion, Pedigree: http://www.leonberger-database.com/lite/pp_pedigree_e.php?id=Gabi%20RKF%204518988&db=pedigree&gens=5
Mia - Ch Little Mtn's Cara Mia Di Ma Reggio
(Mia is closest to me)
Potential Puppy Owner Questionnaire (please copy and paste into the body of your e-mail, answer and send to email@example.com
1 Are there any obedience schools in your area?
2 Where will your dog live, in your home or a dog house outside, and/or will you kennel train your puppy?
3 Is your yard fenced or do you have a pen for your puppy? Dimensions of area______?
4 Is your first preference a male or a female. Why?
5 Is there one special area of activity you are interested in pursuing with your Leo?
6 Have you ever titled a dog in conformation or a performance event or done therapy training?
7 Are you interested in breeding?
8 If so Have you bred before?
9 Describe your idea of a perfect canine temperament: The more I know what your experience is the more I am able to offer you a puppy that will fit best with you and your family. Please describe the training methods you would use to a)potty train & b) leash train your dog so he/she does not pull on the leash.. Why have you chosen the training methods you would use? The following are questions on training that are fairly in depth. I do not expect that everyone will be able to answer all of these questions but the more you can tell me about what you know, the easier it makes my job to know who will best fit with which puppy. If there are questions that you cannot answer, now is a good time before the puppies arrive to do some reading . It is always in you and your puppy's best interest to be as educated as possible.
10 How do you introduce your puppy to your children and what do you do to reinforce that all human members of your household are considered Alpha to your dog.
11 Have you ever owned a dog that became reactive to other dogs, barking or growling and lunging for no apparent reason?
12 What did or would you do about such a reactive dog?
13 What would you do to prevent this problem from occurring in a dog/puppy in the first place? Please be specific.
14 How would you teach a puppy to heel?
15 How would you teach a puppy not to pull on a leash?
16 How is teaching "heel" and "not to pull" two different things?
17 How would you prevent a puppy from becoming food (ball, toy, space....aggressive? Give me as many possible techniques as you can think of.
18 How often and for how long would you have to use these training techniques on a puppy that displayed any of these possessive behaviors?
19 Would you ever use these techniques on a puppy/dog that did not display any of these behaviors and why or why not? Again, It would be helpful for me to assess your understanding of dog behavior to give as many examples of such behaviors and techniques as you can.
20 Do you know if there are some puppies that are more prone to the above behaviors than others and why?
21 If so, what would be the prime training tool you would use to prevent future problems from ever starting?
22 Do you know what an Alpha roll is and where, why or if it would be appropriate to use it?
23 When would a pinch collar be appropriate to use on a dog?
24 Have you ever owned more than one dog at the same time?
25 If so please explain the dynamics of your dog pack. ie: which dog was the Alpha dog and give me examples of their behavior to show how you know this?
26.Do you know the optimum protein level a giant breed puppy would need for optimum bone growth?
27 What is the ratio of calcium to phosphorus that should be present in food for giant breed puppies?
28 What are the problems that occur if protein levels and calcium phosphorous ratios are not adhered to in the first two years of a puppy's diet?
29 What is one of the first signs the diet is causing problems in the puppy's growth.
30 What are the causes of hip displasia and degenerative elbow disease other than genetics?
31 Do you have any concerns and questions for me? Or is there more you would like me to know about you?
32 Your name:
33 Your phone number and Your email address:
34 Your mailing address City and State/Province Zip/postal code
35 How did you hear about Little Mountain Leonbergers?:
36 Have you met any Leos in person?
37 Whose Leo?
38 What breeds have you previously owned?
39 What other pets do you have currently?
40 Are any dogs intact?
41 How long at current address?
42 Do you own or rent your home?
43 How many people live in your home?
44 Ages of children, if any?
45 How many hours of extra curricular activities are you involved in per week?
46 Do you have any Senior Citizens or special needs family members?
47 Have you ever considered an older dog instead of a puppy?
48 Have you ever attended obedience classes? If yes please provide the name and or type of training you took.
In order to have your leonberger puppy grow to his optimal size and bone structure there are specific food requirements for your puppy for a minimum of two years. If You choose to follow our recommendations you have a choice of a dry kibble or you may feed a raw diet. Your pup must also be neutered no earlier than 18 months. I guarantee their hips and elbows but only if the above conditions are adhered to. Please note, I am very reluctant to consider families with babies under one year old. I am certain it would be a great fit to have a baby and a Leo puppy grow to be life long pals, but I also know that both babies and puppies need intensive care and training at these tender ages. When it comes to who gets the attention that is in short supply, hands down it will be the baby. This is not fair to the puppy and many behavior problems can develop. I know there is the rare super family that can make this work but you would have to show some pretty convincing arguments for me to change my mind. The best argument of all that you can show me is that you correctly answer all the above questions. If you've made it this far and are still hanging in there I know you will make a great Leo companion.
For some reason the secrets of understanding how a dog thinks seems to have been kept a big secret. I would like to list for you here, links to a blog written by Minette for the "Dog Training Secret - Hands Off Dog Training Program". It is without doubt the most informative understanding of how our actions are interpreted by a dog. It is not dog training, it is people training. After you have finished reading all of this you will be mentally ready to take their HANDS OFF DOG TRAINING PROGRAM. Honestly, if you want to have a well trained dog that is respectful, gentle, obedient, good with kids and trustable, then you need to read this information before you bring your puppy home with you. In my opinion this is the information that we should be paying for and the "how to train" videos should be the free part. In the end, if you don't read these blogs you will be paying for a professional to fix the things you should have prevented by reading these blogs in the first place. People are stubborn and Chet Womach, the developer of the Hands Off Training Method, and Minette know this. This is why they have structured their site by giving you the information that underlies successful dog training. PS. It works well for kids too.
HABITS DERAILING YOUR DOG TRAINING
DOG TO DOG AGGRESSION
TEACHING AN AGGESSIVE DOG TO SOCIALIZE
PROPER DOG TO DOG INTRODUCTION - A STEP BY STEP GUIDE
TOP FIVE THINGS YOUR DOG DOES NOT LIKE YOU TO DO
HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR DOG TO A CAT
DETERRING LOOSE DOGS
HOW TO STOP YOUR DOG FROM BARKING AT THE NEIGHBOURS DOG
TEACHING YOUR DOG POLITE GREETINGS
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO LEAVE YOUR GUESTS ALONE
17 SIGNS OF STRESS IN YOUR DOG
HOW AND WHY TO TEACH YOUR DOG 'LEAVE IT'
TIPS FOR TEACHING YOUR DOG IMPULSE CONTROLE
ACTUALLY YOU HAVE TAUGHT YOUR DOG TO NEVER COME WHEN CALLED
HOW TO DEAL WITH DOG AGGRESSION IN YOUR PACK
7 TIPS TO STOP YOUR DOG BARKING
THE DANGERS OF DOGS AND CHILDREN
How to Inadvertently Teach Your Dog to Be Dog Aggressive and Reactive