Look, Yoshka, there is a whole wide world out
there for us to explore....
Dogs have been my passion from childhood. As a pre-teen I made
an index card for every FCI breed, wrote to breed clubs for information
and memorized a breed for every letter in the alphabet - ever heard
My passion has always been large dogs. When I turned 11years old,
my family acquired a Hovawart/Rottweiler Mix (large, but not quite
large enough for my taste ;-). Haik
became my best friend, I joined the German Shepherd club and did
obedience with her, took her on bike rides and played with her in
the fields and forest around my home town. During my university
years I had to restrict my passion to dog sitting for friends. Most
a beautiful, very sweet large mutt, relieved me often, over his
seven year life span, from attacts of CWS (canine withdrawal syndrom
From childhood, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfshounds, and Leonbergers
have been my favorite breeds. Sometime in 1994 I became aware that
there are indeed Leonbergers in the US - two puppies appeared in
my neighborhood. I joined the leolist, got in contact with local
breeders, joined the LCA,
became a nanny to Teddy
and finally was able to get my first very own "wittle weo".The
last few of years I spent lots of time researching the Leonberger
breed, its history and standard. In addition I read about canine
diseases, population genetics, breeding strategies etc. I am hoping
for a typy, healthy female, with a great temperament (together with
all the other wannabe breeders ;-) to finally become a breeder myself.
If you are interested in what my personal motivation and breeding
philosophy are click here.
Here are my future breeding plans.
Otherwise go to the picture sites, they are more fun anyway ;-)