Health general

Current studies:

  • Hemangiosarcoma.
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Inherited Leonberger Polyneuropathy.
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Whether your Leonberger has been diagnosed or not with any of the diseases listed above we encourage you to become a part of the solution.
Participation in health research studies can be done simply by providing data you already have and/or by providing bloodsamples collected by your veterinarian.
The information you share with researchers by participating in health research studies will enable them to provide our breed community with legitimate, scientifically proven information on diseases which affect the leonberger’s length and quality of life.

The following Universities have ongoing research/studies involving Leonbergers and also work together with other institutes sharing info and even DNA samples:

If your dog has been tested for LPN or LEMP at either Bern or Minnesota University submitting data about your leonberger will help them tremendously:

University Bern: European leonberger health questionnaire.

University Minnesota: Leonberger health update questionnaire.