"The Dog of Leonberg" a trilogy by Metha Stramer. Languages English, German,
French, Dutch. ISBN 9789081342612. The books can be ordered via
"The Leonberger", (in
English) by Guido Perosino, Available from the author : write Dr. Guido Perosino,
"L’Olmo" Via dei Colli, 20 - 06084 Bettona (Pg) Italy email:
"Leonberger -Heute-" ISBN 3-933228-54-9
KYNOS-Verlag. in Deutscher Sprache, ca. 115 Seiten, viele Farbphotos.
Das Buch ist im Buchhandel und auch bei www.amazon.de
Der Leonberger,(in German) by Hannelie Schmitt and
Gerhard Zerle. Verlagsgesellschaft, Rudolf Muller, Koln-Braunsfeld,
1982, completely rev.ed. 1996.
Il Leonberger, (in Italian) by Guido Perosino, Giovanni
De Vecchi, Milano, 1993.
Le Léonberg (in French) by Dr. Maurice Luquet,
Editions de Vecchi, Paris, 1996.
Le Léonberg (in French) by Georges Blin, Petbook
The History of the Leonberger in Great Britain, (in
English)by Larry Rahmer. Available from the Leonberger Club of
Leonbergerboken,(in Swedish) by Margareta Gustafson-Eskner
and Ulrika Rogert., 1996, Available from the Swedish Leonberger
Leonberger,(in Czech) by Daniela Kuntová. Dona Press,
Komenshého 37, 370 01, Czech Republic, 1994, ISBN # 80-900080-2-X.
The Leonberger,(in English) by Angela White, t.f.h.
Books. England, 1998. Available from the Leonberger Club of Great
Britain or from http://www.Amazon.co.uk/
"The Leonberger," Chapter 37 pp 141-144 of A
Celebration of Rare Breeds,by Cathy J. Flamholtz, OTR
Publications, PO Box 1243 Ft. Payne, Alabama.
A Practical Guide to Selecting a Large Dog,by Joan
Palmer. Tetra Press, London, 1987
A special issue of Der Hund (Germany) on the Leonberger
celebrating the 150th anniversery of the founding of the breed.
"The Leonberger, the golden-hearted lion dog." By
Sharon Pfaumer in Dog World (USA), July 1996, pp. 14-22.
"The Leonberger", A special supplement in the The
New Zealand Kennel Gazette,Vol.36, No.3 April, 1996.
"The Leonberger", in Dogs Monthly (UK) by
Larry Rahmer, Vol. 16, No. 4, April 1998. Available from Tamaryn
Hodge for the cover price and international postage. Email TamarynH@aol.com
The 1994 through 1998 editions of the Dogs USA Annual
have full page announcements by the Leonberger Club of America in
the Breed Gallery and a breed description in the USA Directory of
"Een berghond terug uit het dal" and "Rasstandaard
145 op de snijtafel" in De Honden Wereld,(NL) no. 3,
"Leonbergr" in Svet Psu (CZ), no.6/1998.
A 9 page special on the Leonberger in "Revue Chiens
2000", France, no. 270, november 2000.
As things went
very well for the Leonberger after WW II and Leos again were
finding fanciers of the breed in other countries, the breed was recognized
by FCI in 1955 and clubs were
founded outside Germany (France in 1963, Holland in 1966 and
Switzerland in 1969).Communications
between these diverse clubs was almost always quite good.
The population of the breed was not very large, so in 1974 Holland and
Switzerland proposed formation of a European Union of Leonberger Clubs and
therefore allow the Clubs to join forces. In 1975 the Union was founded under
the name "European Union fur Leonberger Hunde". Delegations from the clubs in
Holland, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as Leolovers from Austria, Denmark, France and Italy were present.
France joined the Union some time later, since the official
French club did not want to join the Union and a dissident club
did want to join, but was not accepted. Luckily after some
time the two french clubs eventualy came together and France
became a full member of the Union.
Every year a meeting of representatives from the Union
member countries and a club show are held during the last weekend
In 1978 clubs were founded in Denmark, Belgium and Austria that
joined the Union.
In 1982 Sweden followed, in 1987 Italy. In 1988 Czech Republic, Fiuland,
Slovak Republic and the United
Kingdom became members, followed by Norway in 1990, Spain in 1995, Hungary in
1998 and Russia in 1999. New Zealand joined the Union in 2003.
The Leonberger Club of Canada joined in 2007, the Leonberger Club of Ireland
joined with observer status in 2007 and got full membership in 2011. Estonia
joined the Union in 2013.
There are currently 20 member nations from Europe, Asia and North America. A real sense of partnership and excellent communications
is maintained throughout the Union membership.
Willi Güllix is now President of the Union.