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This website is dedicated to my foundation Leonbergers, Ayla and Ari.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender.
Your are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion...."


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( Arion Leo Hunde Von Shambis )

Ari, you were the quintessential Leonberger. Your temperament was unmatched, and you were loved by everyone you met. You were sire of champions,and were yourself national champion (2000), winning hearts the world over. Above all, I thank you, my dear Ari, for all the love you gave so unconditionally. I miss you every day.

Love, Mom


(Champion Ayla von Alpensee)

Ayla, you and Ari produced some of the most beautiful Leos in the country. And how you shone for your Andy in the ring! How painful it was to lose you so soon after blessing us with twelve beautiful Leonberger puppies. They shine just as you did! We will never forget your love and devotion to our family. My heart still aches for you. Thank you so much, my Ayla, for coming into our lives.

Love, Mom
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(aka: Libby Lou - The Queen)

(Chateau Fleurs Davinja)

How amazingly fortunate we were to be blessed with Libby for 11 years and 9 months. Libby gifted us with an abundance of beautiful babies, grandbabies, and great-grandbabies, and she left her stamp on each one of them. If she wasn't busy being a mom, she was busy keeping our household in order, unless of course, Dad, (the light of her life) was offering her a run, hike, or swim. Yes, she was a champion, even into her senior years, but beyond those pretty ribbons, she was truly a champion in our hearts where she will remain until we meet her again someday at the Rainbow Bridge. Goodbye for now our beloved Libby Lou. And thank you for being the best at everything you chose to do, especially loving us.

Love, Mom

(aka: Gussy Galoot)

(Angus Von Der Sanfter Lowen)

Gussy was from our A litter.......an incomparable litter from Ayla and Ari.
Due to circumstances out of his control, Gussy came back to us when he was still quite young. And there he stayed until his last breath at over 11 years of age.
He was truely an incredible creature. Though he is remembered by Leo lovers around the world as a great champion in the show ring, he will alway be THE great champion of our hearts. He was the gentlest, sweetest Leonberger angel on this earth. When those wings carried him to the Rainbow bridge we thought our hearts would break. And though he leaves behind a legacy of wonderful Leo "kids", there will never be another Gussy Galoot. We miss you Gussy. Thank you for all of the smiles, cheers, laughs, and tears.

Love, Mom

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My life was fuller because you were there, not as owner, but as my friend. Today, I am as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among fthe flowers and the sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures. I can run, jump and play and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints and no regrets and no aging. We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know that togetherness is forever.

You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such as you are very rare and unique. Don't hold the love that you have within yourself. Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.

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Mary Ann Ruggiero-Smith Breeder of Merit 10/2012