The Leonberger is definitely not a lap dog, but he wants to be.
This lovable, 120-pound-plus pup is pretty special. He comes from a long line of dogs carefully crafted to resemble a lion and who twice faced extinction during some of the most difficult times in our history.
The Leonberger's extra-large size may look formidable, but he is a family dog first and foremost, so much so that the American Kennel Club recently welcomed him into their registry of the top dogs of the nation.
As with any pet, be sure to regularly consult a veterinarian for routine care and medical advice for your four-legged friend.