About Us

 My name is Julie Jones and I have owned and bred Leonbergers for over 15 years.... My passion for this breed started when I lived in Germany when I came across a huge brown dog sitting outside a sports shop in Austria, whilst on a skiiing holiday.  At that time I had no idea what breed it was and I assumed it was a cross between a Newfie and St.Bernard as he was that huge, very woolly and a temperament to die for..... It wasn't until I returned home to Pfullendorf that I happened to come across a calender hanging in a local bookshop and there he was on the front cover..the dog that I had fallen in love with back in Austria, the majestic Leonberger...Armed with the name of this magnificient breed it wasn't long before I was able to find the telephone number for the Deutscher Club für Leonberger Hunde...I was put in contact with a very reputable breeder from the Hirschhalde Kennel at Heidenheim, Nr Stuttgart the home of Hans- Peter Grasle and it wasn't long before I was meeting his wonderful females Dame and Gusti, the mother and grand-mother of my beloved Sixta v.d. Hirschhalde pet name Elza.

Elza returned to the UK with me (one of the first dogs to arrive through the new system of entry to the UK).....She became my foundation female to start my own line of Leonbergers...

My affix BAVARUKI is a combination of BAVARIA and UNITED KINGDOM....

I am currently serving on the  LCGB Main Committee and
I also play a role in the running of the
 LCGB Rescue and Welfare Team

I hope you enjoy your visit ......