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Charlie
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Max "Odie" "Yellow Dog"

Charlie

moejoeplum
Border Collie / Mastiff
Male
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Charlie came to our house when my daughter went to Florida just for "Grandma" to babysit. My daughter was gone for 2 weeks, when she came back to pick him up he only wanted to stay by me. He wouldn't even go to her....Needless to say, my daughter told me he was my dog now. I had fallen in love with him but I had recently lost my beloved Max on May 22 so I was a little leary on taking Charlie in. I couldn't refuse however, he wouldn't leave my side. So now I am no longer "Grandma" I am "Mommy". He is a wonderful, well behaved baby boy and we love him tons!!!!!! Charlie's brothers' owner wanted to know what breed the dogs were, so she had a DNA test done. The results were 1/2 Leonberger and 1/2 Border Collie. As Charlie Brown (as I sometime call him) is half Leonberger he is rare and in my eyes, royalty!!! Some information about Leonbergers: The Leonberger has a lively nature, brave, intelligent, steady and affectionate. It has a sweet expression. Loving and steadfast, stable and calm, the Leonberger just loves everyone. Their intelligence is extraordinary; their loyalty and love for their families is unparalleled. He has a friendly personality. A well balanced Leonberger will be highly trustworthy and have incredible patience, even with the most obnoxious children. With most of these dogs, if the situation becomes too intense, instead of showing any aggression, the Leonberger simply walks away. Most of these dogs can take bad behavior in their stride. This breed was established in 1846 in Leonberg, Germany in the region of Wurttemberg by the German breeder Heinrich Essing from a crossing of the Newfoundland, St. Bernard, and the Great Pyrenees. Heinrich Essing's goal was to create a breed that would closely resemble the look of a lion. Leonbergers have been owned by many royal families including Napoleon II of France, Empress Elizabeth of Austria, the Prince of Wales, Emperor Napoleon II, Bismarck, and Italian King Umberto. In the nineteenth century many Leonbergers were imported to Russia. Like many breeds, the world wars almost brought it to extinction. By the end of World War II, only a few dogs remained. In 1945, several Germans gathered some of the few remaining Leonbergers and re-established the breed. Today the Leonberger has regained his popularity in Europe. The official standard was set in 1949. The first Leonberger was imported to the United States in 1971. This versatile breed has been successful for guarding livestock, search and rescue, obedience, water-rescue, tracking and as a family companion.

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Comments (6)
Sep 9, 2010 Debbie 57
Boy your a big boy! Pony Boy,you look so soft and cuddly.And what a beautiful smile you have.Lots of yummy treats!!!!
Sep 9, 2010 drakes' granny
Pony Boy is very handsome. Please tell us about him, give a bio.
Sep 11, 2010 mrs.wahlberg
lonames from the outsiders
Mar 25, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 1st Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 25, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 2nd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 25, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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