Qualification for Induction into the Leonberger Hall of Fame will be determined on the basis of the criteria in place at the time of the last qualifying achievement of the dog.
The Hall of Fame recognizes elite working teams, who have demonstrated drive, stamina and instinctive working ability. New criteria was established in Oct 2021.
Adopted August 2016
Updated Conformation January 2018
Updated Service January 2019
Updated October 2021
Versatility Chart - 2023
Hall of Fame Inductees October 8, 2021 - April 28, 2022
Criteria found on Versatiilty Awards Chart.
Original Hall of Fame Inductees (pre 2016) were selected in:
- Conformation - outstanding records in the Conformation Show Ring.
- Service Excellence - excelled as Therapy Dog (200+visits), Service Dogs or in Search & Rescue .
- Distinguished Performance - attained at least a Third Level Title in performance venuesor held the first or only title for a Leonberger in a performance venue
- Versatility - earned the LCA Versatile Leo Excellent (VLX) title, AKC Versatile Companion 1 title or were nominated for demonstrating the versatile abilities of a Leonberger as an outstanding canine citizen.
- Significant Firsts - the first to attain recognition or a particular title in an activity that demonstrated the many abilities of our wonderful breed and encouraged other Leonberger fanciers to pursue even higher levels of achievement.
- Nationality Specialty Winners - Leonbergers that won Best in Specialty (BISS) or Best of Opposite in Specialty (BOS) at an annual LCA National Specialty from 1986 through 2014. These dogs are listed and pictured under the National Specialty page.