Information about the site & the people behind itWelcome to the fourth generation of the leodogs site. The first versions were made by hand but with some assistance by the free tool 1st Page 2000 (see Links, now in version 2006) mainly for the preview and help functions, but it sure can do a lot more if you care to get to know the program. In September 2005 the site was modified using frames and CSS. Today the site uses php server-side programming extensively (thanks a million, Stian!).
The pages are best viewed with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or more, the photos are at their best with as many colors as possible. All photos unless otherwise stated (exceptions studio photos, ancestors on genealogy page, puppy photos from breeder) has been taken by our family, most of them with a Canon PowerShot S30 or G7 (some with a mobile, a SonyEricsson K750i or P1i). The same cameras took the movies, and then Windows MovieMaker compiled the pieces together and decreased the resolution and bitrate to manageable file sizes.
The family consists of two Leonbergers (of course), two adults and four teenagers. By the end of March 2008 we lost our beloved Reha at the age of 8 years and 8 months. We live in the northeastern part of Sweden, in Västernorrland (map link), close to the sea, so our dogs are used to water. It's their natural element! Might be obvious from the pictures...
We enjoy obedience training, dog shows, water trial, rescue work and tracking, so our dogs spend a lot of time "working". They seem to thrive on that too! We also love meeting a lot of newfound friends, a lot of nice people appear because of the breed and at the dog activities that we take part in.
If you are more curious of the Leonberger breed contact your local club or go to the Swedish Leonberger Club's well-written breed standard (sorry, only in Swedish), that site also has an abundance of other breed information.