Sire: Darco Leon Kral'ovce Of Pagency
Dam: Pagency Gdynia Helen
LPN1: N/N Clear Tested
LPN2 & Lemp: Clear by parentage
Weight: 60kg at 19 months
Merlin is our 16th Leonberger to join our family since we first fell in love with this incredible breed of dog in 2006. He is only the second male that we have kept from our own breeding and he now joins his Dad Neo and Uncle Aslan as part of our pack.
At just 8 weeks old he had his first holiday in Cornwall and was on his best behaviour for the ten days, meeting lots of people and many new experiences, of which he took all in his stride.
His training to WAIT was done on the edge of this cliff top, with an 80ft drop, definitely not recommended! Dad's don't always have the best ideas!
Merlin has grown very quickly and has enjoyed the new arrival of our 2 Polish girls Meghan & Coco, his best friends. He has been an exceptionally well behaved puppy.
At his first show at just 6 months old, he was placed 2nd in his class and qualified for Crufts.
His second show at Manchester wasn't such a success, he wouldn't run for Jane at all so didn't get the third place as the judge wasn't able to assess his soundness on the move. He doesn't seem to like it and was more then happy to get home.
At 8 months old, Merlin was the biggest puppy that we have ever had, at this young age, we had to watch his weight and he does love his food.
At 19 months old, Merlin much prefers his holidays than going to a show, sadly, it just isn't for him. He's not an outgoing character and would rather have his family around him than strangers. He is very loving and faithful and a proper jack the lad when he gets in the zone. He's another tall boy but has a good body and all correct ratios, the only one we've ever had to watch his diet.
Merlin has been a wonderful boy to have around, now at 2 years old, he's quite established in the pack and a well mannered one at that. He is so happy to please us and never steps out of line, the only one not have had spent much time in training school. He loves his Uncle Aslan and follows him everywhere, we are very lucky that all our boys are close and get along well.
10 weeks - 14.8 kg
16 weeks - 20.8kg
18 weeks - 25.5kg
8 months - 60kg
2 years - 65kg
20th January 2019 Manchester Ch show
Not placed under Judge Espen Engh
15th December 2018 LKA
Judge: Mrs Helen Davenport-Willis
27th October 2018 Midland Counties Champ show
Placed 2nd Crufts Qualification
Judge: Mr Albert Wright