In 2003 I met my first Leonberger while working as a technician at a vet clinic. Those dogs and their owner, Waltraut Zieher (Kennel von Stutensee), made an indelible impression. I was lucky enough to have helped Waltraut with several of her litters (O, P, Q, S, and U) and, along the way, learn what being a conscientious breeder truly entails.
My dogs are family. The families that accept my puppies into their own become family as well.
My aim is to produce long-lived, loving and beautiful Leonbergers.
I am looking to produce dogs who exhibit the even temperament and moderate conformation that lends the Leonberger toward being a multi-purpose working companion.
My ideal dog is one that meets the breed standard and is:
- vigilant, obedient and quietly confident in all situations.
- This means accepting introductions to polite people and dogs and new places. Making note that every dog is an individual and that they must only accept it to the extent as to fulfill their role as a reliable family companion.
- is willing to please and possesses a good capacity for learning.
- Our dogs should have the capacity to lend themselves to agility, draft work, water work, obedience, rally, etcetera.
I serve on the Leonberger Club of America Board of Directors.
I serve as the President on the board of the Leonberger Health Foundation International.
I am involved with the maintenance of Leonberger University.
I work as Co-Coordinator of BACL (Breeder Acceptibility Check List) evaluations with Julia Brady of Kalahari Leonbergers.
Thank you for your interest in Tipping Point Leonbergers. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Leonberger breed, or Tipping Point in particular.