Pricing: Our LeoBerner pups are $2,400 and receive the same veterinary care and loving family upbringing as our AKC registered BMD puppies. Our LeoBerners are vet checked, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped before adoption day. All of our puppies receive tremendous amounts of daily attention and socialization. Please call for more information (406) 632-4620 land line/no texts
We are so proud to announce the arrival of our very first hybrid litter! Please meet our...
This is a highly desirable cross between our
female AKC Leonberger named Oakley &
our stud AKC Bernese Mountain Dog Geronimo
History of the Parent Breeds
with Similarities & Differences
A striking 1st generation LeoBerner puppy is the beautiful offspring between an AKC Leonberger & an AKC Bernese Mountain Dog. Both of these breeds come from the same working group and were selectively bred in mountainous, rural, and agricultural regions in Switzerland & Germany. Both of these breeds are gentle, family oriented and desire your companionship alongside your daily routines. Historically, both parental lines were ideal for drafting & farm work as well as guardianship; today they are outstanding candidates for search & rescue dogs as well as therapy dogs because of their intelligence, calm demeanor, and temperament. Both foundation lineages are highly adapted to snowy conditions - In fact they prefer it! They have thick double coats and love cool to cold weather. Both of the parental breeds also have dry mouths (which means no excessive drooling). Where their differences lie - The Leonbergeres (a.k.a. Leos) are extremely drawn to bodies of water! They are exceptionally well built for training in water rescues. They have a thick and water resistant coat along with webbed feet. They are physiologically adept to swimming in chilled alpine lakes. Their large webbed feet also transverse the deep mountain snow with ease as if they were wearing a pair of snowshoes! So they are truly an all seasonal dog for the Rocky Mountain West! The Bernese Mountain Dogs also love the snow! They will lament the arrival of summer and hang on to every last snow drift they can find! Then they will dive into a snow-packed hillside & rejoice with mouthfuls of savory 'snow-cones' as they lie down and hug the last remnants of winter! The only thing Berners love more than massive amounts of frozen precipitation and playtime are their human families! They absolutely cherish every moment by your side and steadfastly look into your eyes! They always want to know what you want them to do next! The common phrase 'eager to please' is a Berner understatement! They always oblige with their famous Berner Smile!
Our LeoBerner puppies are a master blend of their parental traits. They are not only extra large because of their hybrid nature, but because the line of Leonbergers are classified as a Giant breed, and the Bernese Mountain Dogs are within the Large range.
AKC breed standards for height & weight ranges below
AKC Bernese Mountain Dogs - Properly structured males range in height from 25 to 27 1/2 inches at the withers and weigh between 90-120 lbs. BMD females range in height from 23 to 26 inches at the withers and weigh between 75-105 lbs.
AKC Leonbergers - Properly structured males range in height from 28 to 31 1/2 inches tall (measured at the shoulders) and weigh between 110-170 lbs. The females range from 25 1/2 to 29 1/2 inches tall and weigh between 90-140 lbs.
Oakley delivered our phenomenal LeoBerner litter on June 10, 2019.
We were so pleased to greet the healthy arrival of 10 puppies!!! There are 5 males and 5 females which will be available for adoption when they are 8 weeks old on August 5th, 2019. Currently 5 males and 4 females have been reserved. The LeoBerners pups are the perfect blend of both parent breeds and they are absolutely the ideal hybrid dog for Rocky Mountain living!!! They are Coming Soon to a trail near you!
Pictured Above: Big Sky's Abby Oakley
AKC # WS59537404
The AKC officially recognized the Bernese Mountain Dogs in 1937.
The AKC more recently recognized the Leonbergers as an official breed in the working group in 2010.
Oakley nursing her litter
All of our LeoBerner puppies have striking hair coats: a golden undercoat, dark guard hairs with light tips. This essentially gives them a 'grizzly bear' look! Some of the puppies also have the Berner Blazes & white matching paws!
Oakley & Geronimo
Homecoming Parade - September 2018
Oakley - Enjoying the abundance of Sweet Clover in our pastures!