i've always been a dog lover from as far back as I can remember. i grew up with small dogs but always knew i'd own a giant breed. as an adult, my lifestyle wasn't CONDUCIVE to having a dog until i left my first career to stay home with our children. it was then when we started researching the perfect family dog for us.
in 2007 while researching breeds, we fell in love with the Leonberger and knew it was the breed for us. unfortunately we didn't have the space for one at the time so we waited for 3 long years before bringing our first one home. in 2010, we introduced 8 week old audrey to our family. audrey came to us from cindy hunt at concorde ridge leonbergers. audrey fit right in and was the perfect family dog (if you don't mind a little fur on your clothes, furniture, floors, in your food, etc).
as our knowledge and love for the leonberger grew so did our friendship with cindy hunt. we are very fortunate to have such an experienced and caring breeder. breeding dogs responsibly requires an enormous amount of COMMITMENT and knowledge. without the support of such an experienced breeder, we would not have had the confidence to begin this next chapter.
We are a small kennel located in Southwestern Ontario. our priority is to produce healthy puppies with outstanding temperaments while contributing to the breed standard.
Our breeding dogs have the OFA clearances outlined by the Leonberger club of ontario code of ethics. (https://www.ofa.org/)
in addition to our breeding standards, We also feel that early and constant socialization, moderate exercise and a good quality diet are all key to a happy and healthy life.
We believe that dogs are a huge part of the family and should be included in as many social interactions as possible, especially from a very young age. Everywhere we go, we get complimented on how well behaved our dogs are. Our dogs are not only well bred but they were also socialized from the time they were very young. If you want a great dog too, you have to be willing to put the work in.
many people don't understand the importance of breeding for temperament. if you breed a nervous and aggressive dog, chances are you will get nervous and aggressive offspring, no matter how much training you put into that puppy. when you are purchasing a puppy, always ask to meet one or both parents whenever possible.
for more information on the Leonberger breed, how to choose a reputable breeder or to find out about some fun leo events happening in your area, please refer to the Leonberger club of Ontario website at: