My family bought our first Leonberger when I was living at home at 15 years of age. Takoda won all of our hearts and in 2005 our family welcomed a second Leo, this time an import from New Zealand whom we named 'Xari.' My Mum and I enjoyed showing our families Leonbergers and my Mum bred one litter with Xari under her prefix 'Arkolowe' in 2008.
Once my partner Pete and I moved out of home, it was time to get a leo of our very own. We waited patiently for 2.5yrs for the right one for us and in 2010 we imported our girl 'Indy' from Simtara Leonbergers. Our family grew from there.....now including 2 Leos, 2 Chinese Cresteds, a cat.....and in December 2016 we welcomed our first human baby 'Isla'.
Our breeding prefix 'Glamourford' tells you a little about myself, I love a bit of glam and I'm a Ford fan - our other family fun time is all things cars! And where we can, we combine our two favourite things and the dogs come along for a ride to the car shows and cruises.
When you look through our litter name themes, you may notice that they're all car related....car paint colours, car motto's, falcon litter and we hope there'll be more to come!
Our dogs are very much a part of our social family - regularly attending car events, beach, markets, family gatherings and represent our breed at dog shows including the Royal Melbourne Show.
With our breeding, we hope to improve on longevity and genetic diversity. All of our breeding dogs have health and temperaments which comply with the Australian National Kennel Council, the FCI (International) Breed Standard and as I am a member, also The Leonberger Club New Zealand.
Over the years we have imported from NZ, UK, Poland and Norway.
Glamourford Leonbergers have also had some great show wins not only from our imported girls but also our home bred dogs, one of which who was the first Leonberger in Australia to win a Best In Show!! (all breeds). Check out our show page for details and photos.
We hope you have enjoyed reading a bit about us and take a look around our website while you're here.
- Bethany -
Breeder at Glamourford Leonbergers Australia
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