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The dog of Leonberg set  of volumes 1-3

The dog of Leonberg set of volumes 1-3




Complete set of 3 books

The complete history of the Leonberger dog breed.


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The Dog of Leonberg vol. 1

The Dog of Leonberg vol. 1




A turbulent past. Period 1846-1945.

After the creation of the Leonberger by Heinrich Essig, the breed became first very famous but afterwards knew also a time of vilification. The established cynophile world was hostile towards the Leonberger. The first standard. Almost total extinction after the first World War.

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 ?

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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The dog of Leonberg vol. 2

The dog of Leonberg vol. 2




A second beginning, period 1945-1978.

After WW II again the small population Leonbergers was seriously damaged. Slowly the breed recovers, first in Germany, followed later by France and Holland.

Again the number of Leonbergers had strongly declined.
Mutual disputes hinder the reconstruction.
Lack of cooperation between the Leonberger Clubs.
The founding of the International Leonberger Union

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 dog of Leonberg vol. 3

The dog of Leonberg vol. 3




The expansion.

After a turbulent history of  the emergence, the rise, the fall and resurrection (volumes 1 and 2), the Leonberger population is in full bloom. 
Part 3 tells  how the breed conquered the world. The fortunes  and misfortunes of the clubs, the International Leonberger Union, health and longevity of the breed. 
416 pages, of which 96 full color photos  and a total of 604 illustrations.
Hard cover.






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