Book "The Dog of Leonberg"
by Metha Stramer

A Trilogy on the history of the Leonberger breed.

Allready published:
Volume 1: "A Turbulent Past"
Volume 2: "A Second Beginning"

Published by the Independent Leo Gazette.

Volume 1: "A Turbulent Past"
Period: 1846-1945

200 years ago Heinrich Essig was born in Leonberg. He will make history as the creator of the Leonberger.

Why were the dogs called Leonberger or Dog of Leonberg ?

Read more about Heinrich Essig, his successors and imitators.

Why the official cynology was so hostile ?

How did these first Leonbergers look ?

Chapter 1 Leonberg and its most famous citizen.The breed and the breed standard.
Chapter 2 The origin and giving of the name, 
                  The related breeds:
                   The Pyrenean Mountain dog/Wolf dog, The Saint Bernard.
                   The Newfoundland.
                   The Essig kennel, the competitors and imitators.           
                   Criticism from the official canine world.
                    The distribution and the first Leonberger Club
Chapter 3   The morphology.  The standard (Kull),
                    The lack of cooperation and the struggle for existence,
                     the Division, reunification and expansion. The War and the destruction
Chapter 4    The Reconstruction. The seven Swabians.
                     The Revival and expansion. The failure and a new Era
Chapter 5    The Leonberger in Art
Chapter 6 The first registrations
Chapter 7 Shows and assessments
Chapter 8 The doubts
Chapter 9 Recapitulation and conclusions

 Dimensions  17 x 24 cm., hard cover,
368 pages of which 32 in full colour, 257 illustrations.
Languages English, French, German and Dutch.

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Volume 2: "A Second Beginning".
Period: 1945-1978.

Again the number of Leonbergers had strongly declined

Mutual disputes hinder te reconstruction

Lack of cooperation between the Leonberger Clubs.

The founding of the International Leonberger Union


Chapter 1 The collapse 
Chapter 2 Onwards and Upwards
Chapter 3 Confusions surrounding the standard
Chapter4 The Leonberger as a working dog
Chapter 5 New Impetus for the Gene Pool 
Chapter 6 Christian Hess, a person of distinction
Chapter 7 Leonbergers in the Public Eye
Chapter 8 The Champions 
Chapter 9 Recapitulation and Conclusion

Dimensions 17 x 24 cm., hard cover, 
320 pages, of which 48 in full colour, 393 illustrations.
Languages: English, French, German and Dutch.

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The author Metha Stramer:
Owns Leonbergers since 1962.
Founded, togehter with her siter José, the Dutch Leonberger Club.
Bred and showed Leonbergers.
Awarded with the golden pin of honour of the German Leonberger Club, the golden pin of honour of the Dutch Kennel Club, received the Millenium award of the Italian Leonberger Club in 2000.
Member of honour of the Dutch Leonberger Club.


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