Friday, January 28, 2011


Autumn Bries stars in Mystery Diagnosis TV Show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. In the same week as her debut, Autumn takes her first steps and her first tooth makes an appearance. Now, she is shopping for a new outfit for Westminster Dog Show.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Well, we received our conformation for Chewee's entrance at the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. The show dates are Feb 14 and 15. We will be in ring 5 at 12:30 on Tuesday Feb 15th with all the other Leonbergers. We are so excited and Chewee has been resting up for the big day. There will probably be about 20 thousand people that will be watching. So, if you want to come on down and see us, make sure you come back stage for a visit. See ya there!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

SNOW STORM hits Long Island Leos

The first snow storm of the winter hit on 12/26 on Long Island. We got pelted with 16 inches of snow. It stopped NY and put a hault to everything. The Leonbergers were really excited to see the snow pile up. We then got a dusting of snow on 1/8 and now the weather forecast says more snow to fall on 1/12. So, I guess we'll see what comes.......Here are the boys enjoying the snow.....


Well another year has past and we all look forward to an exciting year a head. The Leonberger Breed will be in their first Westminster show ever and it looks to be 8 females and 5 males entered. The Leonberger Breed was recognized by the AKC in July 2010 and it has been so much fun going to shows and seeing old friends and making new ones. It's fun to see the new little Leos coming along and growing fast and watching them prance around the ring. In the last 6 months it has been a crazy and fast paced. In this time the goal for many was to qualify your Leo for an AKC Championship title. But, it was not an easy road for some.
Another upcoming event to watch for is the Leonberger Nationals. This will be held in Rhode Island in the middle of April. This will be the first National that will hold an official AKC show and an LCA show. I recommend everyone to attend this show. It is a fun show with many exciting events, such as seminars, dinners, parties, raffles, wine tasting contests. This is a once in a life time show. The chair hosts have worked very hard to make every moment exciting and fun for all.
Another show coming up is the AKC show in Doswell, VA on 1/29 and 1/30. This is an AKC show that is sponsored by the LCA and is organized by the Mid Atlantic Leonberger Club.
Furion will also be continuing to visit the nursing homes and the assisted living homes to do his therapy work. He is a Delta Society Pet Partner. Which means he can go to health facilities and work with the patients
on their recovery. He has made such an impact on the residents, that they all look forward to his weekly visits.

Zanzibar will be starting his obedience classes soon and he will be going to AKC shows to work on his Championship title. He is still only 17 months old and he has many class wins under his belt so far. Zannee enjoys playing in the snow and he is looking forward to more snow fall.

Furion hits the stage with "ANNIE"

Furion with Annie and other cast members finishing another great performance. It was a wonderful experience and director Steven Grossman who has directed many shows, was thrilled with his performance. Furion was asked to do future shows, such as "Oliver".

Even through snow storms the theatre sold out almost every show. The people clapped and cheered at every performance. There were nights when Furion got a standing ovation from the audience and whistles. It was very exciting and rewarding for everyone. The children were taught how to work with an animal on stage and act at the same time, as well as sing.

Chewee Plays SANDY in the play "ANNIE"

Chewee did an extra ordinary fantastic job playing Sandy in the play Annie. He worked very hard on 15 performances throughout the holiday season. The director was amazed at his profesionalism and his dedication. All the children enjoyed working with him and he had a little play time with them after the shows. Chewee really enjoyed having a dressing room and having a make up person spruce him up before each show.