Bamse was in the same litter as Leon, and he was being rehomed at the time we lost Leon. When we were offered to take him in, the decision wasn't hard, and he came to us at the age of one year. Bamse grew up with our two sons and enjoyed himself when we gave him tasks. He pulled children in pulk or wagon, competed in obedience and dog shows and he had an amazing capacity to work. At times he would give us some challenges, but not too much. Leonbergers did remain our breed also after he died, at an age of 8,5 years.