We had a simple little life, 2 kids and a well trained border collie. Then we saw him. A LEONBERGER pup. We have actually been interested in these dogs for a long time, and i was hoping the wife forgot all about them. I saw in the paper Leonberger pups and i thought about throwing the paper away, but she already saw the add. They are a St. Bernard, great Pyrenees and Newfoundland mix then the St. Bernard bred back in. Males get 150-180 lbs! They are surprisingly mellow and sweet for their size. A gentle giant they say. Many are used for therapy dogs in nursing homes and love kids. When i went to look at the pups i met the father, he came around the corner of the house and stopped me in my tracks, calmly walked up and checked me out, hung out for a while and went about his way. Pictures do no justice to the size of these guys. So impressive! These dogs have typical big dog health problems and a short life span of 7-10 years. But no reason not to own one. Have i lost it for even considering such a beast? They are very loving family orientated dogs. They say to socialize them from 8 weeks, so we have been all over, met lots of dogs and people. The pup is so far so good, a big lumbering bear already.