I have always loved dogs. As a young girl I was constantly rescuing the neighbor’s dog that had escaped from the yard. I also spent hours assisting my friend’s Mom in finding homes for puppies from an accidental breeding. When I was 25 years old, living on the Big Island of Hawaii, I was inspired to start my first dog rescue group. It was in Hawaii that I adopted my first rescue, Yogi.

When living in California in 2001, I helped rescue and re-home a Leonberger. I fell in love with the breed. It wasn’t long before I joined the Leonberger Club of America (LCA) and got my first Leonberger, Kingston.Monarch family

It was natural for me to quickly become involved in Leonberger Rescue. I am one of the founding members of LeoPals Rescue and also serve on the Boards of Directors of the Leonberger Health Foundation and the Northern California Leonberger Club. I also have served on the Board of the Leonberger Club of America.

I am passionate about Leonberger health and longevity. I believe that responsible breeding is the key to both. I strive to produce sound, well-tempered, long-lived, and loving family companions. I would like to see all Leonbergers receive the LCA’s Gray Muzzle Award, an Award given to breeders and owners who have a Leonberger that has reached 12 years or older.

All of our breeding dogs have CHIC numbers and have passed every health test recommended by the Leonberger Club of America. Our puppies are raised in a loving home environment and are well socialized with people and other dogs. My husband, Doug, plays an important role in all aspects of Monarch Kennels including the whelping and raising of the litters. All of our dogs and puppies have had great success with being fed a raw food diet and we encourage owners to feed their Leo this same diet.

If you would like to be interviewed for consideration for a Monarch puppy, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your interest,
Cindy and Doug
Monarch Leonbergers