December 2015

At Cloghran Bubba wins open Dog with BOB
Tassu and Tom worked hard for Irish Therapy dogs over the month , were successful is collecting much money for the charity to help them .Of course Tassu is always a huge hit with the public and attracts crowds wherever he is .

At the final show of the year , Bubba took Green star dog and R BOB , with Sully taking res GS .Sully was top winning Male Leo .

We hope for puppies for 2016 , we plan to use our gorgeous Tassu .Really looking forward to some Tassu-bergers in due course !

We finished 2015 as Top Breeder for the third year in a row . We look forward to 2016 with much pride and happiness .

November 2015

At Cloghran , we took 3 Leos to show , and under Judge Mrs L Connolly ,. Tassu took Green star Male with excellent and then BOB ! Asha took Green star bitch and Res BOB and Zeta got excellent in Open bitch . Thanks for all the lovely comments from the judge and others .They enjoyed their day . The following day Tassu went to the Pet Expo and worked with the Irish Therapy dogs stand with Tom . A very tiring weekend but so much fun also .

In the UK , we were delighted that in the Leonberger Club of GB show , Bubba at just two took 3rd place out of 13 in Limit class and Sully and Delboy took 3rd and 4th in a large open class under the Finnish judge Mrs Elina Haapaniemi .

At Munster show , Bubba wins BOB Leonberger and takes Res in Group 2 !\

October 2015

At Bullbreeds Sully takes Green star and BOB and then he takes Group 4 ! Judge was Mr W. Mrowiec from Poland . Bubba takes the Res Green star .

At IKC Int show in Dublin under Dr M Collins , Bubba ( Leokings Centre Stage ) took Green star dog , CACIB and also was BOB ! But then also went on to be shortlisted in a large quality Group  2 under Mrs L Zake .
We congratulate Ria ( Prada x Delboy ) on passing her assessment and becoming a Fully Qualified Therapy Dog .

September 2015

At Carlow show Sully wins another Green star and BOB , with Bubba taking Res GS .
We are very happy that Lily ( Leokings Picture Perfect ) takes the Res Challenge at Melbourne Royal show .
Sully wins BIS at Leonberg in a total entry of 188 Leos .Amazing and overjoyed at this , but also his mate Delboy ( Ch and Int Ch Leokings Premiere Attraction )took 4th in the huge champion class .What an achievement for both boys and owner Mandy . We are so proud of you !
Here is a Youtube video of ” Sully ” in action .
We congratulate Anni Lahti in Finland ( kennel Lempileijonan ) on the birth of Sullys first puppies with ”Susu” ( Fin and EstCh and WW 2014 , Helsinki Winner 2012 ) and wish them a long and happy life !!.(

At Bangor ch show in Belfast , “Bubba” Leokings centre Stage Jun Ch won Intermediate male Class with Exc grade and Res Green,
“Sully” Ir Ch Leokings Lionheart Jun Ch won Champion male Class with Exc Grade Green Star dog and Best of Breed under Judge Mrs M Courtney Reid from Australia, Sully went into group to be shortlisted to top 8 and was then pulled for Group 4 !!!!!! The judge was Mrs I Huber from Germany

August 2015

On the 4th Prada had her 4th Birthday .
The 15th August was the Leo club show with 20 Leos entered , many from the UK and it was so nice to see old friends again .

We were delighted that Bubba took Intermediate class with excellent grade , Sully won the Open class with Exc grade and Delboy returning to the ring took the Champion class ! So for the dog challenge, Dick Baars from the Netherlands awarded Sully ( Leokings Lionheart ) Green star dog with Bubba the Res Challenge ! I had the great pleasure to handle Bubba . Well done to Mandy for her training and presentation of these Leos .
Clonmell Ch show Sully again took Best dog and Green star .
Ria ( from Prada and Delboy ) took 1st in Working Group and then Res Champion at Swinford show . Huge congrats to her owners .

July 2015

At Bray ch show , Bubba took Res Green star under Frode Jevne from Norway .

We have concentrated more this year on our Therapy work with our Leos , and so we took Tassu and Zorro along to Longford Agricultural show , where they delighted crowds and Tassu pulled his cart around to collect for Irish Therapy dogs . They were both real stars and together with the girls have bought so much pleasure and help to the kids they work with .We entered Tassu in the Dog show where he won 2nd in working dog and was shortlisted for BIS .

At IKLA Sully takes Green star dog and BOB and Bubba the res Green star under Mr Prior

At Sligo Ch show Sully took Green star dog , Bubba res GS and Tassu got an excellent grade in Open class . He went so well for me despite the torrential downpours .
The following day , under blue skies we had our Annual Puppy Party and what a great day as 18 Leos from all over the country joined us , along with a Bernese and a Bulldog ! They certainly attracted a lot of attention as only Leos can ! Thank you everyone who made the journey and helped make the day so special .

Friday July 24th was a very hard day for us as our dear Carys had to be given rest . During the evening and overnight she had developed a blood clot which took the use of her legs and paralysed her . She was almost 9 and has given us and so many others so much . We are very grateful to have her daughter Asha and Grandaughter Zeta .We miss her so much , she was the most caring and sweet happy girl , who loved life and all she met .

At IKC show July 25th Sully again takes Green star dog and BOB with Bubba taking the res GS !

June 2015

At Swords Ch show under top judge June Wall , Sully won Green star dog and BOB and Bubba the res Green star . At the BSD club Group show under Australian judge Sue Bownds , Sully took another Green star , with Bubba gaining Excellent Grade in Intermediate Class .At Kilkenny show , Sully took Res Green star , and the next day he won BOB under Judge Mr Kennedy .

We took both Prada and Tassu for their eye testing and both have healthy eyes , and certificates have been sent to Database .

May 2015

At South Tipperary ch show Sully took Res Green star, and Res GS and Res Cacib at Fermoy Int .At Newtownards Ch show Sully takes another Green star . At Hibernian Ch show , Bubba takes the res Green star .

We are delighted to have both Prada and Zeta take their official Irish Therapy dog test in Sligo , and pass for working with special needs children .
A very busy month for us preparing Orlagh and doing the required veterinary blood tests and paperwork for her export to Australia .She travelled very well and will soon be with her new owner Lyndsay ( Adlihtam Leonbergers )

At Munster Ch show under Judge Mrs Walsh , we were delighted that Bubba ( Leokings Centre Stage ) wins Green star dog and his mate Sully (L Lionheart ) takes Res Green Star dog . At Cork show under Judge Mrs Doyle Sully takes another Green star with BOB and Bubba Res Green star ! A great weekend

April 2015

At the Combined Canine International show in Dublin , Sully wins Green star dog , CACIB and also BOB under Mrs Mulcahy . Bubba ( Leokings Centre Stage ) wins the Res GS . Res CACIB ! At the National show the following day , Sully again wins Green star dog and becomes Champion . Bubba takes the Res Green star dog under Mr T Mc Vea .At Banbridge Ch show , Sully takes Res Green star and follows it the next day at Portadown winning Green star dog again .
March 2015

We go to Crufts to support Mandy Moore showing Delboy and Sully . Really delighted and over the moon to say that Sully ( Leokings Lionheart Jnr Ch ) wins the Limit class of 10 at just turned 2 years old and Delboy ( Ch and Int Ch Leokings Premiere Attraction Jnr Ch ) wins second in the Open class with entries of 14 Leos , many of whom are champions .Delboy was then called back into challenge but Sully won over his kennel mate , taking the Res Challenge certificate . Thank you to Judge Mr A Wight for his placings of both boys and his wonderful critiques of them both .

LD (10,1) 1 RCC, Moore’s Leokings Lionheart, what a charmer! Medium sized, super weight of bone & bags of substance throughout. His head is a delight, gorgeous expression from such lovely eyes & well placed ears. Powerful neck has length & he carries it so well. Not overdone in spring of rib, but he has such a good length of leg which totally balances the ribbing, the back is tight & straight with the croup well moulded & his tail has length. He really does motor as he circles the ring in such an athletic style with attitude to burn. Delighted to give him the RCC against some sterling opposition;

2 Moore’s Ir Ch Leokings Premiere Attraction, another top class example of the breed & he too would be worthy of a UK title. He is a lovely size, good wither definition, excellent fore assembly with strong bone, tight feet & his pasterns are so firm. His back is strong & level, he is well blessed with second thigh width, straight hocks & good feet. Ultra sound in action he can win lots when he is in better coat. Lost the RCC to his kennelmate on sheer Leo quality in head & expression. At this level one has to nit pick;

This was such and up and down weekend , as we heard the sad news of Ossie from our first litter and Mandys first Leo , who passed away after an emergency operation for a stomach torsion . He was a real ambassador for the breed and will be fondly remembered by all who were priviledged to meet him . Always in our hearts and memories . RIP sweet Ossie xx

With the girls in season , we werent able to show Asha , but were delighted that Bubba took the Celtic Junior Winner 2015 title and Sully the Res CC under Judge Mr V OBrien . This means that Delboy , Sully and Bubba are already qualified for Crufts 2016 !

Feb 2015

At the Cocker Spaniel Open show , Bubba Best Junior , BOB and 6th in Gr 2
Zeta , Tassu and Zorro continue with their therapy work and Tom attends the Irish Therapy Dogs Bi -Annual conference in Dublin .


Jan 2015

At the very first show of  2015 The Bulldog Open , Bubba takes BOB Leonberger followed by 3rd in Group 2 under Judge Ms A Cleary !

December 2014

Finally we receive Ashas health tests . Hips are an excellent UK BVA 4 / 2 and Elbows 0 / 1 , and copies are sent to Worldwide Database . We plan a very exciting litter from Asha in 2015 .

November 2014

At Cloghran ch show , the Judge was Mr D Bryne and he awarded Green star and BOB to Delboy with Sully taking res GS , and his sister Asha taking Res GS bitch .Then we were delighted to hear that Delboy was given Res in Group 2 under Judge Mrs P Leonard .

October 2014

The International shows ,

Day 1 , Bubba took another Ex grade and Sully RGS and Delboy Ex and 2nd Ch Class .

Day 2 Bubba took his last Junior class with Exc and has now attained the irish Junior Champ title , but highlight of the day was Delboy who won his last CACIB and Green star and BOB under highly respected judge Mr Asnaghi ( It ) What a day to remember with father and son winning titles . Delboy FCI International Ch and Bubba Junior Champ ! Also our lovely Asha received Exc and the Res GS and R CACIB !

Orlagh had her rabies vaccination , and will have the rabies titre test in a months time . Then it is another 180 days until she is allowed into Australia .

September 2014

At Belfast Ch show under German Leonberger Specialist Judge Willie Gullix , we were all delighted that Sully was awarded Ex Green star and also BOB and Delboy also Exc and the Res GS .Sully was also 5th in Group 2 .

At Carlow Ch show under Mr O Vondrous , Bubba got Ex 1 in Junior Clas , Sully Res GS , Delboy 2nd Ch class Exc , but the highlight was Asha being awarded Green Star Bitch with Zeta taking the RGS !

The puppies all headed off to their new families , and have settled in very well indeed .Orlagh is staying here with us until she is old enough to travel out to Australia to her new owner Lyndsay . Very excited also by the news that Lyndsays Lily ( Leokings Picture Perfect ) is a proud mum to 9 lovely Leo babies .

Asha had her health testing done , and eyes are clear for all , and Hips and Elbows are looking very good , we await scoring from the BVA .

August 2014

We had to miss some shows due to the puppies , but very happy that at Monkstown Ch show , Bubba took another Junior win with Exc grade and Sully another Res Green Star .

Also we have the good news that Leokings Oslo , Leokings Premiere Attraction , are clear for LPN2 polyneuropathy .We are very relieved that all our Leos are clear for LPN2 Polyneuropathy , as well as the LPN1 gene .

The Leo club of Ireland show , Asha got 1st and Ex in Int class , Tassu got 2nd in Junior dog .At Clonmel Ch Show Delboy coming back out took Green Star dog , and BOB , with Sully R GS dog under Judge Mr Harbin .Sully also took RGS at Limerick and Tralee .

July 2014

Bray ch show Bubba and Zeta got VP in puppy classes , Tassu exc in Junior class , Sully Res Green star and sister Asha her last exc in Junior, so she now has the title of Junior Champion , like her brother .This brings the total of Irish Junior champions to 8 either bred by us or shown by Leokings . We are also delighted that at the half way mark in the year 2014 , Leokings kennel holds the position of top winning Leonberger kennel and is in 3rd place in group 2 .
Tassu has his health testing done , and we are delighted that he has passed all . Hips are BVA 3 / 5 , Elbows BVA 0 / 0 . Eyes Clear and he is LPN1 clear also .
We decided just to show just Tassu at IKLA and Bullbreeds shows and he was graded excellent and first and so received his last 2 x1sts and excellents for his Junior Championship ( Subject to IKC ) We are delighted with his progress and Judge commented that ‘ He is a very lovely youngster with a great shape to him ‘
We received the results of the new LPN2 test that we had asked to be done by Bern and delighted to say that Carys , Zorro , Prada and Yogi are all LPN2 N/N !! This means that our new litter is clear of both the LPN1 and LPN2 polyneuropathy gene .
Our litter between Yogi and Prada were welcomed into the world on the 17th July . Prada managed again a textbook perfect birth and is an excellent and caring mum to her 7 new arrivals . We have 4 males and 3 females who are getting chubbier by the day .
At Sligo Ch show , I took Asha only and delighted that the judge adored her and have her a first and excellent and Green star and R BOB . A very lovely critique too . Thanks to Judge Mrs T Ralfe .

June 2014

Our annual puppy party was held on 15th June and we want to thank everyone for coming and bring all their lovely Leos and puppies . It was so exciting to see them all again and we are so pleased with the way they are developing and the super temperaments they all have . Altogether 19 leos playing and hving fun , what a sight !!
Prada had her ultrasound and we are delighted that we are having some Yogi puppies again !
At Swords Ch show Sully took Res Green stars and Zeta the res Green star Bitch , again on the Sunday again , at BSD under UK judge David Cavill , Sully took Green star and BOB ! His sister Asha was awarded the bitch Res Green star .
At Kilkenny ch show ubder Me Timmons , Sully took Green star dog and Deise ch show Sully took Res Green star and his sister Asha the green star bitch .

May 2014

Fermoy International Show Ch Leokings Premiere Attraction ( Delboy ) takes Green Star and CACIB . His son Leokings Centre Stage ( Bubba ) Best puppy in Breed , and Leokings Lionheart ( Sully ) Res Green Star .South Tipperary Bubba again Best Puppy and Sully Res Green star .Leokings Lionheart ( Sully ) is now a Irish Junior Champion !!
At Newtownards Int Show Sully takes a res CACIB at just 15 months and Res Green star and Bubba is again Best Puppy in Breed .
Hibernian show , Sully takes Res Green star , Tassu awarded Exc in Junior male , and our Leokings Secret Surprise ( Asha ) takes Green star Bitch with Leokings City Lights , res Green Star .
At Munster and Cork district Shows Sully takes another 2 Res Green stars from Junior Class .

April 2014

Leokings Centre Stage ( Bubba ) takes Green Star dog at Portadown at just over 6 months old , and at Banbridge the following day , Sully takes the Res Green star .
Yogi and Prada both have clear and healthy eyes and copies of certs have been forwarded to the Leonberger Database .
April 19th the First International show ( Easter Classic ) under expert Judge Mrs N Looner Andersson ( Swe ) Leokings Lionheart ( Sully ) took Green star dog and BOB . Bubba ( L centre Stage ) was Best puppy and Leokings Premiere Attraction ( Delboy ) 1st in Ch class . Tassu , Asha both 2nd in Junior class with ex grades and Zeta best female puppy with Very promising .


March 2014

At the huge Celtic Winners show Ch Leokings Premiere Attraction ( Delboy ) took Green star , then Best of Breed , Celtic Winner 2014 and then Res Best in Group 2 ! Leokings Lionheart ( Sully ) took Junior dog and Celtic Junior winner 2014 . Both of them have now qualified for Crufts 2015 .Leokings Centre Stage ( Bubba ) took Best Baby over his sister and Belle- Amies Baroda Moon ( Tassu ) took Best Puppy dog with Very promising Grade .Thank you to Judge Mrs Wendland for her great critiques and placings .


January 2014
We plan a litter with Prada and Yogi . Furthur details on this on planned litter page . If you wish to be considered for a puppy from this litter , please contact us .

December 2013

Delboy finished the year as Annual Ch and top Leo in Ireland . His first litter of puppies look very promising and we look forward to watching them grow ! Asha won her first Res Green star at the final show of the year .

November 2013

Puppies are growing fast , and our heaviest litter to date .


October 2013

At the international shows , Yogis son Sully took best puppy on Saturday and his daughter Asha , was best puppy on Sunday . Delboy got his exc grading and 2 nd in Ch dog both days .
Prada and Delboys puppies were born on the 8th October , all but one between 600 – 700 gr . and all delivered naturally . Prada is an excellent mum , very attentive with lots of milk . We have 4 males and 3 females . At 3 weeks of age they are already over 3 kg .  They are showing strong bones , great heads and bodies .

At Bullbreeds Ch show , Delboy took another green star and BOB and Yogis pups Sully and Asha Very promising awards .


September 2013

Prada was scanned and is expecting puppies with Delboy !!
Both are very fit , healthy and athletic Leonbergers with superb breed type and movement along with wonderful social and happy characters .They have excellent health results and are both free of LPN1 gene .Inbreeding is a very low 0.39 % , with 1064 unique ancesters .

More photos of dad to be Delboy can be seen on Mandys website

Carys had her 7th birthday .Our big happy girl continues to be is very good health .
Carlow Ch show . Delboy took Green star and BOB and Sully another Res Green star !!


August 2013

Skye finally decided to have her season , two months late and not to be left out Prada came in early at the same time . We have bred Prada to Delboy and hope for some super puppies in October .
Monkstown show , Delboy took another Green Star , and Sully was best baby puppy .
August 17th was the Leonberger Club of Ireland show and the judge was Mr Per Kristian Andersson from Norway .Tassu was in his first show and won best baby puppy in show and Asha won best puppy in show and both had excellent critiques from the judge to go with their rosettes .Delboy took 2 nd in Champion class with ex grading . Then the circuit followed .
Clonmel Ch show , Delboy took Green star , and RBOB and Sully best puppy .
Killarney show , we were delighted that Sully , only 6 months old took Res Green star !
Limerick Ch show , Delboy took Green Star and R BOB
Tralee Ch show Sully was best puppy again .

July 2013

IKLA show and Delboy took Green star and Sully Best puppy .
Sunday 21st , what a great day ! We welcomed Tassu to our home ! Tassu has settled in extremely well and is a very calm and laid back puppy with a happy and loving nature .His best friend and playmate is Asha of course . At 16 weeks he already weighs 26 kg .
The following weekend we had our annual puppy party , the sun shone and it was great to meet up with friends and many leos of all ages again .Altogether 14 leos came and we thank everyone who made the journey .

June 2013

Leokings is the top Leonberger Breeder in the Top Breeder Competition 2013, run by Our Dogs Ireland/Gain.

At Kilkenny Ch show Sully took best baby puppy and Delboy took Green star and BOB. The next day at  Deise Ch show Delboy again took Green star and Sully was best baby puppy in show under Cathy Delmar.

At Swords Ch show , Delboy took Green star dog , and BOB and Yogis baby son Sully went Best pup in breed and finished by going 4 th best baby in Show!
At Belgium Shepherd Ch show the following day , our baby Asha on her first outing , took Best baby in breed and then went on to win Best Baby Puppy in show under Jean Lawless ! What a fantastic start for these lovely puppies , Delboy also won BOB , so we were really thrilled . Thank you to the judges for their praise and awards !
Prada at her first outing in a few months took the Res Green star , and really enjoyed her day .
Delboy continued his winning ways at Munster and Cork Ch shows , taking BOB both days .He is now top winning Leonberger in Ireland .For videos and photos of Ossie , Delboy and Sully , please visit Mandys website .
Some worry this month over our big boy Tully , who was not been eating so well of late and dropping some  weight . Blood tests showed up some abnormalities and his lack of appetite and lethargy continued leading to his losing a lot of muscle as well . More tests and ultrasound revealed a large abdominal mass on his spleen and liver . He was on steroids to help his appetite , but sadly he began to show pain and so to save his dignity , it was the kindest thing to give him rest ..He was 8 1/2 and up to very recently had been in excellent health .He has given so much to our community here by his amazing work with handicapped children , and was very much loved by all who knew him .He lives on in everyones hearts and in his offspring both here and abroad .
We will breed Skye and Yogi soon , and hope for 3rd time lucky ! This is a very interesting blend of lines , and gives a very low coefficient of inbreeding of 0 % over 5 gens and Unique ancesters of 1029 .We are delighted with the quality and temperament of Yogis first litter , and look forward to seeing more puppies from our lovely boy .He has passed on his huge bone , and coat and superb free movement along with beautiful head and masks .
May 2013
At Newtownards , Delboy and Mandy took Green star and BOB under UK judge experienced judge and leo breeder Bridgette Bodle .
Hibernian show , Delboy took another Green star .
We were delighted to be able to visit a very dear friend and breeder in Germany, Sandra Rocholl . We are overjoyed at being able to welcome Tassu to our home soon , and can’t thank Sandra enough for this opportunity to own this wonderful sweet and gentle puppy from these fantastic lines . Both of Tassu parents are Champions from the world famous Namupalan kennel , and we hope that in time he will be able to help the gene pool here in Ireland .More info about Tassu will be on his own page shortly .
Zorro had his 7th Birthday and is doing really well .

Delboy took Green star and BOB at Sth Tipperary ch show and followed the day after at Fermoy Int with Green star CACIB and BOB ! Judges were from Spain and Norway , so it was wonderful for Mandy his owner to receive some glowing critiques from foreign experienced judges .

April 2013

At Portadown , Delboy took the Green star and BOB , followed the next day by Res Green star .The puppies went off to their new homes , and of course we just had to keep our miracle girl Asha .Blue boy Sully has gone to join Mandy and Delboy and his dad Ossie . We wish all of them happiness in their new loving homes .
Zorros son Ramius had hips scored as 1/ 1 . His elbow score was 0:1. Lilys came back as 5 / 6 and 0/0 elbows .
Skye and Yogi both have clear and healthy eyes also .

March 2013
At the Combined Int Show , Delboy took Green star and CACIB followed by Best of breed .

Febuary 2013
Carys had a surprise litter from Yogi . Four puppies were delivered by planned C section on the 7th Feb ( 2 M & 2 F ) Carys didnt have any milk , so after a couple of days Skye started to care for them and feed them and we supplemented with bottles .However the biggest surprise was still to come !! In the early morning of the 12th Feb , 5 days later Carys had strong contractions and delivered a healthy live bitch puppy ! No wonder she had no milk ! Our precious ‘Asha ‘ is strong , thriving and we feel very lucky to have her to love .
Prada X rays back from the BVA and we are delighted that her hips scored a 2 / 3 and elbows 0 / 0 . Delboys are 8 / 2 and 0 / 0 elbows .Both have clear and healthy eyes and are LPN1 clear .

January 2013

Zorros official confirmation came through , he is now an International Champion and Delboy receive his Champion certicate .He was top male Leo in Ireland for 2012 .

Prada, Delboy and his sister Lily all have clear and healthy eyes. We received news from FCI that Zorro is now an International Champion. Puppies hoped for in 2013.

December 2012

 At Dublin Dog show Mr Seamus Oates awarded Delboy his 12th Green star this year and he becomes a Champion. Delboy has become the top male Leonberger in Ireland for 2012 . Well done Mandy !
Prada came out and was awarded the Bitch Res Green star .
We wish all our friends and owners a happy and successful 2013 .
November 2012
 At Cloghran show under Miss O Sullivan , Delboy took G Star and BOB .
October 2012
At the Melbourne Royal in Australia , Lily ( Carys x Ossie ) took Junior bitch and Zorros son Ramius the Dog challenge . Zorro has been neutered and now retired from showing and breeding . He is enjoying his work with children and lazing around at home .
Unfortunately we had to miss some shows due to Toms knee replacement . At Bullbreeds , Delboy took the G Star and BOB under Ms I Pablacka .

September 2012

Tully , Zorro and Skye along with Romeo did a collection at our local Maxi Zoo for Irish Therapy dogs . It was great to see so many people supporting this wonderful charity which brings so much joy to many .
At Carlow Ch show , Yogi took the Green star with Delboy the Res GS .
At the INT ch show in Dublin , Zorro after a very long time out of the ring , and at 6 years old , took the Green star male and BOB along with the CACIB from Judge Mr Miroslav Zadar ( SLO ) .Delboy took the res Green star and Prada in Junior bitch got Excellent and took Green star bitch and RBOB .
The following day at the national show , our Prada again took Green star and RBOB , and Delboy Res GS dog !!

August 2012

Monkstown Ch show . Prada wins Junior bitch with excellent grade .Judge was Mr Jeff Luscott ( UK ) She now has attained her Junior Championship , in 5 straight shows , also picking up 2 green stars and a reserve GS as well !
Delboy wins another Green star and BOB , getting a fabulous critique from Mr Luscott , and Yogi also awarded Excellent and takes Res GS .
At the Munster Circuit , of which the Navan and Irish club show was first , Delboy won his junior class to take the best Junior male with excellent grade . He continued to do well during the week and gained another 1st and a Res green star under Judge Mrs E Borg ( Swe ) at Limerick .
Since 7th April 2012 Delboys wins include 1st puppy, reserve best puppy all breeds in INT show, May International show 1st puppy 3rd best in group, 9 Green Stars, 3 Reserve GS, 6 BOB , 2 Reserve BOB, Junior Champion, and excellent grade at all shows .

July 2012

Kilkenny Ch show Delboy won Green star dog and BOB under Mrs N Abela ( Aus )
Deise Ch show Delboy won Green star dog and gained his Junior Championship !

At just turned 10 months Delboy has 6 green stars and a Group 2 win , 3rd place in group 2 and a res BIS puppy .Keep up the good work Mandy , you make a great team !

Delboy is our 5th home bred Junior Champion !

News from the US is that Rhetts Ch Leokings Take a chance on me ) sons are doing very well . Leos by the Sea Lucifer. is a grand champion, number 3 right now in breed points in the USA in leonbergers, Leos by the Sea Lollapalooza (Levi ) is a Champion, halfway through his grand championship and doing very well. Congratulations !

At IKLA Ch show , Yogi took Green star dog with Delboy taking Res GS . Thank you to Judge Mr M Webb .

Delboy is LPN1 N/N Clear .
Tullys son , LeosByTheSea HRH Rex is LPN1 N/N Clear

At Sligo Ch Show , Prada returned to the ring after her season , to take Exc Grade and another point for her junior Championship and then the Green Star and RBOB .
Delboy took GS dog and BOB and Yogi Res green star dog .

Skye and Yogi will be bred at her next season .
Both of them are LPN1 Clear of the Polyneuropathy gene . Although we are permitted to use D/N ( at risk ) dogs to N/N , we feel more happy now to continue to breed only with clear dogs N/N .
Dundalk show , Yogi takes Res Green star and Prada another Excellent Grade in her Junior Class . Delboy wins his 8th green star .

June .

Delboy took another 2 green stars along with BOB at Cork and Munster all Breed Ch show !

Yogis LPN1 test results came back clear of the gene for severe early onset Polyneuropathy . All health results of both Yogi and Skye have been really excellent and we look forward to having a lovely litter from these lovely Leos in due course . Full details and results are on the planned litters page and Health results are forwarded to the Leonberger Database .

Yogi took Green star and BOB at Swords Ch show under Mr F Bonet Quills ( Sp ) Prada won her Junior class and went on to take the bitch Green star and Res BOB ! The following day she also won her Junior Class at the BSD club of Ireland and so qualified for Crufts 2013 and R GS . Delboy took the dog Green star and also qualified for Crufts . This is the only show in the whole of Ireland for Leos to qualify for Crufts , so we were very happy .


Our annual puppy party was blessed by perfect weather . We want to thank everyone who came along with their leos and other dogs , especially those who travelled many hours to make it .It was really lovely to see the adults and many youngsters of different ages all having a super time together , and enjoying a cooling swim on one of the few hot days this summer !

Zorro had his 6th birthday and continues in excellent health . A new pic of him is on his page .


Delboy came for his holiday and we really enjoyed having him , and showing him . At Fermoy Int show he gained a group 2 , 3rd place .
Yogi gained his Junior Championship at Banbridge under Danish Judge Mr Lovenkjaer ( subject to IKC ) and gained Res BOB .The judges comments have been amazing and we are so happy .
Delboy won Green Star , and BOB at Hibernian at 8 months , Congrats to Mandy on her handling and showing and preparing him so well !
Yogis hips and elbows are back from the BVA and we are very pleased that his hips are almost perfect with a score of 1/0 and perfect elbows also .

April 2012
At the first big International show of the year with a total of 1700 dogs and a judge from Croatia , Yogi did well but the star of the show was our home bred puppy Delboy , who won best puppy in breed , then went on to challenge against all the puppies in show , and to our absolute amazement and delight took the Reserve best puppy in Show !!! What does the future hold for this 7 month old star ? Our grateful thanks go to his owner Mandy and her care and preparation for the show and also Donal for his handling in the big group ring .Delboy will have his own page soon !

March 2012
At the St Patricks day Ch show , our youngsters did very well .Delboy and Prada both Very promising in their puppy classes, and Yogi took the Celtic Junior winner 2012 with Excellent grade and Best Junior in breed and also the res Green star !

Zorro had a little lump taken off his flank and some x rays of his shoulder due to a limp . Happily no problem and he has tendonitis and is on anti-inflammatory for a month . After a few days of being sore , he is feeling much better and now the problem will be to keep him quiet !
Skye and Yogi have clear and healthy eyes .

Feb 2012

The Cocker Spaniel All breed Open show and it was great to watch Delboy , on his first time out in the ring ! Prada was excellent and went really well , and Yogi took BOB .All got highest grades , so a great start for the pups .

Jan 2012

Prada arrives and has slotted into our pack so well and is such a happy and sweet girl . Our grateful thanks to Wilma for caring for her and bringing her over to UK . We are looking forward to getting to know her and having fun with her

December 2011

Brad ( Ch Leokings Stare and Whisper . Jun Ch , Jun Dip .CW 2011 is the Top winning Leonberger in Ireland 2011 . He has won a total of 23 Green stars , with 17 BOB this year alone !  Leonberger Club Green star and Res Best in Show . Huge congratulations to his owners Ber and Donal O Donaghue .
Skye had her 4th birthday , we send good wishes to all of her littermates .
Zorro , Tully and Romeo , along with Papi the Chihuahua helped raise money for Irish Therapy dogs at our local Maxizoo .It was great fun and the dogs enjoyed meeting so many and getting cuddles !
We wish all friends and owners a very happy 2012 .

November  2011

Our big lion king Tully had his 7th birthday and remains in great health . He loves his work of visiting special needs kids and adults and is a huge hit with all he meets .

Lily flew off to Melbourne and has arrived safely and in great form . She will now spend 30 days at Spotswood quarantine before she can join the family and other leos .We wish her all the best for the future .

October 2011

All the puppies have gone to family homes and Lily one of the two girls will be travelling next month to Australia. Lily is our 6th export and she has been eagerly awaited for three years! A very exciting time for her owners, Lyndsay, Graham and their other Leos.

We are so thrilled to welcome Yogi to Ireland finally  the long wait is over!! He has settled in so well and is a very chilled and happy boy. He has adapted well to life in a new pack, in a new country, in a new language.

We have also been so lucky to have a truly gorgeous new girl ‘Prada’ coming to us in January. Heartfelt thanks to Dagmara for our beautiful ‘yellow’ baby Enjoy First Class Ginger Heaven. A spectacular litter from great parents.

September 2011

Leonberg is the biggest Leonberger show and this year over 300 Leos from many countries competed we were overjoyed that our Yogi won the puppy class (12 entries) but then went on to win against the junior/youth male class winner (26 entries) to take club Jugendseiger 2011!!! He was assessed by several top Leo specialist judges, so big thanks to Rahel for handling him for us.

Some very sad news . We lost our sweet girl Tara unexpectedly . Our hearts are breaking .Taken too soon and suddenly .We miss you so much every day .

August 2011

Carys has her pups 5 big healthy boys and 2 super girls. All are thriving and Carys is a super mum.

June 2011

Carys was mated to the handsome Ossie (Leokings Oslo). We follow the Leonberger Union advice on testing breeding dogs for LPN1. Since the DNA test was announced on the 1st of July 2010 all our matings have been N/N to N/N, so all our pups are clear also. By following their advice and breeding only N/N to N/N or D/N to N/N no early onset of LPN affected puppies are born. All our litter details and our dogs results are submitted to the Independent Leonberger Database. 

May 2011

We had our puppy party. We had a good time, despite poor wather. We would like to thank everyone that came. It was great to catch up ad see the Leos again.

March 2011

Some highlights from this month going to Crufts was amazing, so much to see and such wonderful Leonbergers. We were absolutely delighted that Brad was in the cards in his class under top judge Frank Kane. Well done to his happy owners Donal and Ber.

Also we were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Bugsy – father of our Yogi who was one of the most handsome and laid back males we have met. He lives in the Czech republic with his family.

Also very exciting was our chance to visit Germany. We have been looking for many months for a new boy and we decided to go to the country of origin of the Leonberger and to a long time respected breeder and highly successful kennel of Lowengarten for our Yogi. Many grateful thanks go to Rahel for our lovely boy. Yogi Bear will have his own page very soon.

Jan – Feb 2011

A great start to the new year congratulations to Lindsay on attaining a championship with Grace in Australia (Zorro’s daughter). This is Zorro’s 4th champion offspring.

At the first show of 2011 and his very first show Shasta (Issa x Zorro) gets 1st excellent in Junior class, Tara wins her Junior class and gets reserve Green star and Brad takes the Ch class and Green star dog.

Brad and Tara pass their health tests successfully.

December 2010

What a fabulous end to the year! At our last show, Dublin Dog Show Brad makes Irish Champion taking in Green Star and BOB. His Sister Tara gains her Junior Ch. taking Green Star Bitch. We also hear that Zorros son Adlitham Hunt for Red October made Australia Champion.

October /November 2010

Puppies start to head off to their new families and we are delighted to have such wonderful families again.Out of this litter 3 again have gone to prior Leo owners , again proving that one Leo is never enough !!
We are happy that our home bred leos are doing so well for their owners , both as therapy dogs and in the show ring .We want to congratulate Mary with Rhett ( Leokings take a Chance on me ) on making AKC Champion in just 3 months ! Also Zorros youngsters in Australia , Ramius and Grace , both nearing their Championships .
Nearer to home Venus winning BOB at Belfast , our own Tara gaining her first Green star , and brother Brad getting shortlisted to last 8 in the Junior Champion of Champions !!
There are now a total of 6 Leokings dogs working as Therapy dogs , one of which is our very dear Romeo the papillon .He is proving a great hit with all he meets .

September 2010

A busy month for us as Skyes puppies were born 11th August , 9 healthy and big puppies and Skye proved to be an excellent mum with plenty of milk .

August 2010

Firstly , a difficult and sad time for us as our son Richard died . We want to thank the many friends from all over Ireland and further a field that have supported and helped us and continue to do so .
On a happier note , we are delighted that Zorro’s kids continue to do so well . Over In Australia , Gracie takes out minor puppy in show and wins some challenges . Louis takes BIS down in Co Kerry . Dexter wins a lovely cup for best puppy at the Club show , and Brad continues his winning ways having acheived 5 Green stars at just 10 months .Tara is doing great , and we think she is maturing beautifully , with the lovely soft happy nature that we love in this breed .
As we care passionately about the health of our Leos and puppies , we are really pleased that a new gene test LPN1 has just been developed .We are happy to follow the advice of the Leo union and test our dogs for this .This test picks up one form of Leo Polyneuropathy , severe early onset disease , which means that dogs are affected before 3 years of age .
( The University of Minnesota and the University of Bern will offer genetic testing for the identified LPN1 mutation starting July 1st, 2010. At this time we recommend that all breeding dogs should be tested.
the current LPN1 test can reliably eliminate one severe early-onset form of disease and significantly reduce the overall frequency of polyneuropathy in Leonbergers. )

July 2010

Issa is 6 years old on the 17th of July. She is still as active as ever and giving us as many kisses as ever!

Rhett (US) wins best of breed at AKC Leonberger show.

ILKA Venus gets junior bitch and Brad green star dog.

June 2010

Issa’s  pups go off to the new homes and are all happily settled in.

Brice flies off to the USA to live with Rex, one of Tully’s sons.

Brad wins first A.V junior and then goes best group 2 at Cork.

May 2010

Zorro has his fourth birthday, Brad goes best of breed and gets short listed in group 2 in Wicklow.

Honey flies off to Canada to live with Kate and her three Leos .She is in Leo Paradise , all that room to run and play . She has a new name , Rosie and a new boyfriend Rusty .See all the exploits and mischief she gets upto in Kate ‘s Blog
Over in Australia , we are happy to hear that Lyndsays Grace won her first Challenge at just 6 months old . Well done !
There are new pics of Milton , Graces brother on Georgias site
At the Crufts qualifying show here , Brad wins the Green star and BOB , and Venus takes the Bitch Green star .Zorro took the res GS , and Tara got a very promising .We are so proud of them all .

April 2010

Issa has her puppies .6 boys and 3 girls – the ‘Music’ litter .
Oslos hips come back as O/5 and good elbows .

Zorros youngsters are doing very well and making history . Venus his daughter won her two classes at UK CH shows and is the first Irish Leonberger  to qualify for Crufts 2011 .Brad won best puppy Group 2 at Fermoy Int Ch show . This is a first ever for a Leo puppy .

Zorro gained CACIB and Green star under Swedish Judge Mr. T Brystrom and his puppies Tara and Brad both got very promising with Brad going best puppy in breed.

March 2010
St. Patricks day show was wonderful. Zorro gained another excellent reserve green star and Venus excellent in Junior bitch. This is the fifth year in a row that one of Leokings leos have received the Celtic Winner award! Sophie despite being her first ever show gained a very good.

Brad (Leokings Stare and Whisper) started his show career gaining 1st any variety puppy group 2 at Sligo.

We had our puppy party and we are delighted that a total of 13 Leos enjoyed the walk at Lough Key Forest Park and then joined in fun, games and treats back home. A great time was had by all and the puppies are doing so well and we thank all our owners for taking such great care of them.

February   2010

Issa/Zorro mated, puppies due mid-April. Carys and Oslo both have clear eye tests.

December 2009
A great year for Leokings Leonbergers.  Although we did very few shows Skye qualified for Crufts 2010, became a Junior Champion and European Junior Winner and Celtic Junior Winner. She gained 2 RG’s and a reserve CACIB. We had two stunning litters of puppies and look forward to exciting developments in 2010 with new puppies out in the ring!

November 2009

Saffy gave birth to 9 puppies 6 boys and 3 females. They are doing very well and Saffy is a wonderful mother.

Issa, Skye and Zorro receive new clear eye test results

October 2009
Venus continues to do well in the UK shows , qualifying for Crufts at both Driffield and South Wales . The ‘Little Rascals litter ‘ are doing really well .A quiet and calm litter . We are delighted with the gorgeous type and pretty heads and full coats that these are developing . It will be interesting to watch them develop into the future .

We are delighted to announce that there will be Zorro puppies in Australia ! Ch Perfectly Precious By Leonz ( Saffy ) was sucessfully inseminated (TCI) by frozen semen and has been scanned and is expecting . This is a first for a successful insemination for Leonbergers in Australia , and we are very pleased to be able to help our Leo friends by expanding the gene pool in Australia

September 2009
Venus starts her show career , and recieves a V promising award .Carys is so huge , and gives birth to 15 puppies , in a natural birth lasting 22 hours .2 were stillborn , I tiny girl faded . This litter will carry the theme of the ‘Little Rascals’

Skye has her assessment with Irish Therapy dogs and passes with flying colours . She now visits a local nursing home , caring for Alzeimers sufferers . Her intuition , understanding and calm patience is wonderful to watch and a testament to the wonderful temperaments that her parents have passed on to her.

August 2009
Dun Laoghaire Show Zorro R CACIB EX and RGS .An excellent result considering he was sooo thin after our three girls being in heat !
We said goodbye to Piper and Gudrun and family who left Ireland to fly to Canada and are happily enjoying life out there in the canadian wilderness ! Piper is learning that deer run a lot faster than cows !
We had our puppy party and had 11 leos and other breeds enjoying themselves together

July 2009

Carys is now ins season and will be mated to Zorro.

At EGM to elect new committee members Tom has been elected as new President of the Leonberger Club of Ireland. Tom would like to thank everyone for their support and votes and is determined to work hard to help the members and Leos here in Ireland in to the future.

May 2009

Skye wins Junior Bitch and R. Green Star at Euro Winners show + Zorro 1st in Ch. Dog.

Northeast Dirty Hary wins his 7th Green Star and becomes a Champion.

Pups are all thriving and looking wonderful at 8 weeks they start to go to their new homes. Oscar to Canada and Rhett to the USA.

It is with great regret that I found it necessary to step aside from my position as president of the LCI. Due to severe lack of time because of personal and family health issues along with caring for our wonderful leos and their puppies.  I want to thank all the people who have expressed their thanks and appreciation for the work I have done for the Leo club here.  I will continue to offer help and support to anyone who needs it and I look forward to continuing friendships with breeders and owners near and far.

April 2009

Skye becomes an IKC Junior Champion

March 2009
Issa gives birth to 6 beautiful puppies. All are healthy and look very promising. This is the ‘ABBA’ litter.

Skyes health tests came back excellent. Clear eye test for Carys too.

February 2009

Issa scanned and expecting puppies.

Skye gets her health test done, x rays look excellent and eyes clear.

Sad news 🙁 Bobby our Maltese had a severe stroke and had to be put to sleep. He leaves a huge gap in our lives. He had a super life and was almost 13. We miss him a lot.

January 2009

Issa mated with Zorro.

December 2008

Show News for this year:
3 New Champions
Between them our Leos won 10 green stars, 7 reserve green stars, 3 best of breed, 3 CACIB, 4 Reserve CACIB.

Issa and Zorro both had clear eye tests so she will be bred when she is ready. This is a very exciting mating with a low level of inbreeding 10 gens – 5.47% 36 gens – 26.45%. We expect their puppies to have beautiful heads with excellent black masks and dark eyes. They should also inherit their parents wonderful characters and be loving and playful, outgoing and cheeky!!!

November 2008

Carys wins her final green star and is now a champion. Great news from the USA Tully’s puppies have been born to the beautiful Georgia (Leosbythesea coral)  4 girls and 5 boys! All healthy and thriving. Pics to follow

October 2008

Both Carys and Zorro passed their character assessments done by Jenny Hickey.

September 2008

We attended the Leonberg show in Germany it was very exciting to meet up with our many friends from both the UK and Europe and to see so many wonderful Leonbergers. Unfortunately our camera decided to play up and we were not able to take many pics, but never mind, it will live on in our minds and memories for years to come.

August 2008

Tully wins open dog and his 9th green star in Navan Ch. Show. He is now qualified as a champion. (Subject to IKC verification).

So far our dogs this year have won a total of 9 green stars, 5 reserve green stars, 5 best of breed, 3 CACIBs and 4 reserve CACIBS. Well done to them and not forgetting Skye with a v. promising puppy!.

July 2008

Zorro wins his last green star at Bray Ch. Show and is now a Champion.

Tully wins green star dog and BOB at Sligo Ch. Show

June 2008

Zorro wins his second CACIB and Carys her first CACIB.

May 2008

Zorro wins another green star and qualifies for Crufts!

Carys health results have come back very good.

April 2008

Zorro, Carys and Skye get kennel cough despite being vaccinated!

March 2008
Carys has her health tests eyes great, now we wait for hips/elbows scores.

Tully becomes Celtic Winner 2008 he is already Celtic Winner 2007. Carys becomes Celtic Winner 2008 Bitch! 

Zorro wins his first CACIB at combined canine club.

February 2008

All of the puppies have now gone to new homes we miss them terribly! But at least we have Skye to keep!

December 2007

Zorro finished the year in style for us gaining first in intermediate dog and taking the green star and best of breed under Judge Wall.

This brings the Leokings team total to an amazing 20 green stars many with Best of Breed!

Leokings welcomes the arrival of 6 beautiful puppies! Click here for more details! This is the ‘Destination’ litter.

November 2007

So far this year , Leokings leonbergers showing their 4 Leos have achieved 11 green stars with 6 BOB , under judges from home and abroad.

June 2007

The first meeting of the soon to be formed Leonberger Club of Ireland took place!!!! Thanks to everyone who attended and will be a part of this exciting new venture for Irelands Leonbergers owners and breeders. We appreciate all your dedication and hard work. A new club website will be up and running shortly we hope also to have a database of all Leonbergers in Ireland along with health tests when done. 

April 2007
Issa was mated to Tulloch scan was 18th of April unfortunately Issa remained empty this time.

Our  very first Leonberger spring social was held march 31st 2007 at lough key forest park. The weather was fantastic and all Leos and friends and owners enjoyed themselves immensely. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this event so special and our great photographer Ken for such great shots of it! It is hoped to run this again early Autumn. 

Show news .
Tulloch won his first CACIB under judge Mr T . Bergstrom ( Sweden) . He already has a reserve CACIB , and two green stars ,  reserve GS, and Best puppy, in only 4 outings .
He has developed into a huge , masculine male with tons of bone , and substance . A dog that has real ‘presence’.
2005 was a great year at Leokings.We made a couple of trips, one to the UK to visit breeders in the UK. Issa and Tulloch accompanied us , and really enjoyed meeting everyone.
We also travelled to Cluny in France to the big leonberger show there , which was a great opportunity to see a variety of Leonbergers from all across Europe. It was also a lovely chance to meet up with Leo friends abroad.
On the home front , we were able to enjoy shows with our dogs and both did very well , winning every time shown . During the year , we have enjoyed watching them grow and develop, particularly Tulloch who went from a cute baby in January2005 to a huge lion of a dog by December 2005!
Issa has matured from a frisky adolescent to a more sedate young lady , now even more beautiful.
We plan a autumn/winter litter from them
A reservation list is set up with bookings already so if you are interested in a Leokings puppy , please do contact us and arrange a visit.
We also hope to welcome a new Leo puppy to  our home later in the year and are very excited about this .
Till next month ,
Bye from Leokings.