"A wonderful tribute to the author's beloved Bronco. The stories are heartwarming as well as
informative-a true glimpse into life with a Leonberger. The adorable illustrations are icing on
the cake." -D'Nae Wilson, President, Leonberger Health Foundation International
"A lovely tribute to Bronco, with lots of resources for general Leonberger information." -Julie
Schaffert, Leonberger Club of America breeder since 1992
If you're thinking of getting a Leonberger, or if you've already owned one and know how rewarding the experience can be, you'll want to read the story of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle, called Bronco, who came into the lives of the Wikman family of Dallas, Texas, in 2007. Bronco, a recipient of the Leonberger Health Foundation International's Grey Muzzle Award, lived an unusually long life for a Leonberger-almost thirteen years. His human family is convinced that what helped him exceed his breed's normal life expectancy was his brave and loving heart.
Here you'll read about some of Bronco's amazing feats: the night he scared away a prowler; the day he performed a hamster search and rescue; the time he stumped the Geek Squad; and the late night he snuck into the kitchen and ate a two-pound bag of dog treats, a box of pastries, a loaf of bread, a grilled chicken, and a Key lime pie, all in one sitting. You'll also read about his unflappable calm during a north Texas tornado and his stoicism as he endured health challenges in his later years.
In addition to entertaining stories, these pages contain a wealth of practical guidance, including
· a history of the Leonberger breed;
· advice for the care of very large dogs;
· breed-specific health and genetic information;
· training and feeding tips;
· suggestions for finding a breeder;
· the official breed standard; and
· an extensive resource guide.
Bronco's fearlessness, tolerance, and affectionate nature warmed the hearts of everyone who met him, and his sometimes uncanny adventures with his human and canine companions will bring a smile to the face of every dog lover.
The author is donating the proceeds from the sale of this book to the Leonberger Health Foundation International.