Club of Great Britain
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Number of puppies born in 2017 +/- 261.
Number of club members (1-1-2018): 263
Madeleine Jephcott, Secretary LCGB
Approximate number of living Leos in 2009: 2000-2800.
|The first modern day Leonberger was imported in 1975
and the first litter born in 1981. Celia Peters, Fiona Karolus and Sonja
Gorbould were the three people who introduced the breed. There had been
a couple of Leonbergers in the post war era but none had been bred from.
There were many early disappointments but with perseverance the breed
The Leonberger Club of Great Britain held it's inaugural meeting in
October 1986 and was granted Kennel Club recognition on 30th November
There were 45 members present at that first meeting and today there are
over 600. The number of Leonbergers has risen to over 2000 in the UK
with many more thousands world wide.
In the UK Leonbergers finally came of age at Crufts 2002, when the first
sets of Challenge Certificates were awarded. The first LCGB Championship
Show was held on 9th June of that year. This show was the culmination of
many years of hard work by many dedicated people and marked yet another
milestone for the breed. The club has just held its 13th Championship
show and we now have 58 UK Champions.
Honorary members of the Club are :
Sarah Sevastopulo - Mr D. Blosse - Mrs H. Davenport-Willis.
Mr N. Ewart - Mrs S Gorbould - Mrs Jenny
Helen Mathews - Ms W & Mr E Oud & Van Duin - M. Clayton & D.
Mrs C Peters - Mr & Mrs L Rahmer - Lyn Raynor - Mr M Stockman
for the judges list