Since the early days of Leonbergers coming to the UK their working abilities have been realised. Leonbergers excel at water work, carting, obedience, working trials, agility and anything else that involves Leos using their brains or brawn! For a large dog they are very agile and active, many people are surprised how their dogs seem to leap into action when they get near a lake or put a harness on for carting. There have been many people in the clubs past who have worked very hard over the years setting up training sessions and tests, organising fun-days and just generally getting people to enjoy seeing their Leos get motivated and having fun. The working section and sub committee was first launched in October 1999 and is still very active today.
The main purpose of the working committee is to help and promote owners to work their Leos, whether it be organising fun-days and training days, water and carting tests, or holding seminars to help working judges and stewards. The working committee also keeps up to date judges lists for any person wishing to put on a test and keeps records of all Leo’s achievements. The committee also regulates any persons or group wishing to put on a certified test. It reviews and updates the regulations for certified tests.