Internationale Union für Leonberger Hunde

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GPS coordinates Club House (in degrees) : N 48° 46' 56", E 8° 59' 32"
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The committee:
President Willi Güllix (Germany) email:
Vice president Per Kristian Andersen (Norway) email
Treasurer Thomas Walker (Austria), email     Click for payment  info
Secretary Hein Sibrijns (Netherlands) email
Assessor for DCLH Wolfgang Mayer email

Snail mail contact of the Union:
International Leonberger Union
President Willi Güllix
Hochbendweg 127, 47804 Krefeld, Germany

Hein Sibrijns (Netherlands), e-mail

Honorary president Gerhard Zerle (Germany) 



"The Dog of Leonberg" a trilogy by Metha Stramer. Languages English, German, French, Dutch. ISBN 9789081342612. The books can be ordered via

"The Leonberger", (in English) by Guido Perosino, Available from the author : write Dr. Guido Perosino, "L’Olmo" Via dei Colli, 20 - 06084 Bettona (Pg) Italy email: web site:

"Leonberger -Heute-"   ISBN 3-933228-54-9   KYNOS-Verlag. in Deutscher Sprache, ca. 115 Seiten, viele Farbphotos.
Das Buch ist im Buchhandel und auch bei erhältlich.

Der Leonberger,(in German) by Hannelie Schmitt and Gerhard Zerle. Verlagsgesellschaft, Rudolf Muller, Koln-Braunsfeld, 1982, completely rev.ed. 1996.

Il Leonberger, (in Italian) by Guido Perosino, Giovanni De Vecchi, Milano, 1993.

Le Léonberg (in French) by Dr. Maurice Luquet, Editions de Vecchi, Paris, 1996.

Le Léonberg (in French) by Georges Blin, Petbook Editions, 1998

The History of the Leonberger in Great Britain, (in English)by Larry Rahmer. Available from the Leonberger Club of Great Britain.

Leonbergerboken,(in Swedish) by Margareta Gustafson-Eskner and Ulrika Rogert., 1996, Available from the Swedish Leonberger Club

Leonberger,(in Czech) by Daniela Kuntová. Dona Press, Komenshého 37, 370 01, Czech Republic, 1994, ISBN # 80-900080-2-X.

The Leonberger,(in English) by Angela White, t.f.h. Books. England, 1998. Available from the Leonberger Club of Great Britain or from

"The Leonberger," Chapter 37 pp 141-144 of A Celebration of Rare Breeds,by Cathy J. Flamholtz, OTR Publications, PO Box 1243 Ft. Payne, Alabama.

A Practical Guide to Selecting a Large Dog,by Joan Palmer. Tetra Press, London, 1987


A special issue of Der Hund (Germany) on the Leonberger celebrating the 150th anniversery of the founding of the breed. May, 1996.

"The Leonberger, the golden-hearted lion dog." By Sharon Pfaumer in Dog World (USA), July 1996, pp. 14-22.

"The Leonberger", A special supplement in the The New Zealand Kennel Gazette,Vol.36, No.3 April, 1996.

"The Leonberger", in Dogs Monthly (UK) by Larry Rahmer, Vol. 16, No. 4, April 1998. Available from Tamaryn Hodge for the cover price and international postage. Email

The 1994 through 1998 editions of the Dogs USA Annual have full page announcements by the Leonberger Club of America in the Breed Gallery and a breed description in the USA Directory of Breeds.

"Een berghond terug uit het dal" and "Rasstandaard 145 op de snijtafel" in De Honden Wereld,(NL) no. 3, 1998.

"Leonbergr" in Svet Psu (CZ), no.6/1998.

A 9 page special on the Leonberger in "Revue Chiens 2000", France, no. 270, november 2000.





As things went very well for the Leonberger after WW II and Leos again were finding fanciers of the breed in other countries,  the breed was recognized by FCI in 1955 and clubs  were founded  outside Germany (France in 1963, Holland in 1966 and Switzerland in 1969).Communications between these diverse clubs was almost always quite good.
The population of the breed was not very large, so in 1974 Holland and Switzerland proposed formation of a European Union of Leonberger Clubs and therefore allow the Clubs to join forces. In 1975 the Union was founded under the name "European Union fur Leonberger Hunde". Delegations from the clubs in Holland, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as Leolovers from Austria, Denmark, France and Italy were present.
France joined the Union some time later, since the official French club did not want to join the Union and a dissident club did want to join, but was not accepted. Luckily
after some time the two french clubs eventualy came together and France became a full member of the Union.
Every year a meeting of representatives from the Union member countries and a club show are held during the last weekend in September.
In 1978 clubs were founded in Denmark, Belgium and Austria that joined the Union.
In 1982 Sweden followed, in 1987 Italy. In 1988 Czech Republic, Fiuland,  Slovak Republic  and the United Kingdom became members, followed by Norway in 1990, Spain in 1995, Hungary in 1998 and Russia in 1999. New Zealand joined the Union in 2003.
The Leonberger Club of Canada joined in 2007, the Leonberger Club of Ireland joined with observer status in 2007 and got full membership in 2011. Estonia joined the Union in 2013.
There are currently 20 member nations from Europe, Asia and North America. A real sense of partnership and excellent communications is maintained throughout the Union membership.
Willi Güllix is now President of the Union.