Ex Animo Leonbergers & WHD


Owner:  Heide Geiger-Winings

Tower Lakes, IL


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Description of Ex Animo Leonbergers & WHD

Ex Animo is Latin for “from the heart” – a perfect Kennel name – all our dogs and puppies carry a piece of our heart when they leave our home.
At Ex Animo our focus is on breeding Leonbergers of sound temperament paying close attention to the type as outlined in the Leonberger breed standard. We don’t shy away from crossing mountains and oceans to find that perfect, carefully selected breeding partner for our females to have a low inbreading coefficient keeping health risks as low as possible and temperament and type at the top of our checklist.
Although our dogs are shown very successfully, show conformation is not our main objective; we want our Leonbergers to show the breed’s versatility – We love sharing our dogs in therapy events and visits; many of our puppies have successful careers in the conformation show ring or in obedience, water sports, nose work, carting, or agility, barnhunt, nosework etc. – but first and foremost they all are raised to be well rounded members of their families. We place special importance on matching the right puppy to the right home.
To start, Ex Animo’s puppies are raised in our home with personal 24/7 care, and after the appropriate time with just their mom they join our other dogs in our busy household and are exposed to as many life lessons as possible. They are socialized, health checked with first shots and micro chip, they go on short road trips and store visits and finally undergo a temperament test so we can best match and prepare them for a happy transfer into their perfect forever home. Their new families become our family and we will stay in contact with them with advice and support for the life of the dog.
My name is Heide Geiger-Winings and I currently live in Tower Lakes, Il. USA. I was born and raised in Leonberg, Germany.

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