Official Publication of the LCA

Mission: The "LeoLetter: Great Dogs, Great People," is the official quarterly publication of the Leonberger Club of America. It is the primary means of communication for Club business, news, educational & health materials, and matters of general interest to all Leo Lovers. Our volunteer publishing team is committed to serving the Leonberger community by maintaining the highest possible standards of creativity and excellence.

Archived Leoletters are found on the Members Only Site.

Publishing Schedule

Submissions Jan. 17 / Mail  Mar. 1
Submissions May 1 / Mail  June 30
Submissions Aug 30 / Mail Oct. 15
Submissions Nov. 1 / Mail Dec. 15

Upcoming Themes

Q4 2020  Naughty and Nice (submissions due Nov 1)
Q1 2021 The Snuggle is Real
Q2 2021 No cover contest; issue will highlight the National Specialty
Q3 2021 A Lick and a Promise
Q4 2021 Leo Moms


Caryl Thompson, Committee Chair and Editor: Letters, Photos, Ads
Sharon Betts: Communications, Shows, Regional Clubs, Webmaster
Aleida Rios: Breeder & Stud Information
Shelly Mabbs: Litter information
Astrid Robitaille: Member Profiles
Anne Robinson: Education, Forever in Our Hearts
Gary Reid, Caroline Bliss-Isberg, Lynn Gregory, Kayla Skiba: Proofing
Elizabeth Burnham: Membership
Barbara Shifflett, Treasurer: Ad payment, Financials
Missy St. Pierre-Sand: Club Business, Working Dogs

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Show Results

Email as attachment in Word or Text format to shows at
Please remember to submit a write-up of the event (the social side of things) to accompany your results.


We love to show-off our Leos, and the more photos we have the easier this is.
Email the following information to Photos @

  • Person submitting including Address, Phone and Email
  • Purpose of submission (library, cover contest, etc)
  • Name of all people in photograph, with description (i.e. L to R, etc)
  • Registered and/or call names of dog(s)  with Owners names
  • Statement that you hold exclusive rights to the photo
  • Grant permission to use the photo for any and all purposes related to publishing the LeoLetter


You can make payment by check or online through Paypal. Your ad will be processed and published following payment.


Leoletter Documents


Guidelines to Publish Awards, New Titles and related images.
IncludesPolicies for: Photos for in the AKC, Official Show Photos, Extra Copies, Advertising, Covers, Editorial

LCA Policy regarding roster of breeders and dogs available for Stud