Leon came to us in 1979 and he was our first meeting with the leonberger breed. His kind being just swept us away, and that is probably the reason why, there's been leonbergers in our home ever since. Unfortunately he was afflicted by the parvovirus, and this was before there was a parvo vaccine available. He overcame the disease, but died later, probably due to delated side-effect of the disease. He only got to be one year old.