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Leonberger / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  X-Large

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About Kris Kringle (KK)

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Species: Dog
  • Current Age: 1 Year 1 Month (best estimate)
  • Location: Egg Harbor, NJ
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes


Kris Kringle is a VERY handsome 1 year old neutered Leonberger mix. He came to
M2M from a shelter in Vineland, NJ where he was found as a stray. After 3 weeks, he was pulled from the shelter and has been doing fantastic at his foster home. He is a bundle of love, fluff and drool.  

Likes: KK LOVES to be outside. When not outside you can find him taking every toy, one by one, out of his toy box and prancing around the house. He also loves to follow around his foster mom and fur brother.

Dislikes: Balls – he doesn’t seem to have an interest in balls or playing fetch, at least not yet.

Personality: Loving, friendly and intelligent. He is very affectionate and loves to lay his big head on your lap and give kisses. For a puppy of his size, he is calm in the house. When he gets his bursts of energy, he likes to play with his brother outside and do zoomies.

Temperament: He has an amazing temperament and gentle disposition. He is very docile and patient. He adjusts and learns quickly, and is fearless. He has been cooperative in sharing his foster momma’s love with his brother. He LOVES to be brushed and handled…which is great considering he has a long beautiful thick coat that requires routine brushing. He is gentle when taking treats. He does bark occasionally.

Energy level: He is a very large puppy full of life and energy when he is outside playing with his brother. He can get very rambunctious while playing and is learning to turn it down when the resident dog signals him. Inside he is content lounging around.

Favorite activities: Walks, car rides and toys.

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?: He loves to be the center of attention. So far, he has loved everyone (human and canine) he has met as long as you give him lots of love and attention. With slow and proper introductions and supervision (especially during play) he has done well with other dogs; especially those that are laid-back and calm. Cats are unknown. 

Not good with: He is a big dufus who sometimes forgets just how big he is. For that reason, it is not recommended that he be placed in a home with small children.

Housetrained: Work in progress. KK is mainly housetrained but he has had a few accidents in the

Crate trained: He does occasionally need some coaxing to get in the crate but once in he does very
well. He will sleep all night in his crate and does not cry or bark. He does best when crated after
playing, exercise or walks. He has on one occasion, out of boredom, chewed his bed.

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)? Yes, especially since he loves to be outdoors and has lots of puppy energy.

Walks well on a leash? He is working on his leash walking skills. He is very strong and will pull when walking. He would benefit from leash training and a strong handler.

Challenges: BIG BOY= BIG MESS; so be prepared for lots of drool (especially after drinking) and
shedding. He requires a lot of drool towels and a super powerful vacuum. Due to his size, continued training and socialization is highly recommended.

Any Medical issues? He was recently neutered while in the shelter. He was treated for some swelling after surgery but has recovered.

What would be the best kind of home? If you or your family are looking for a companion that is a giant softie and is loyal and loving, Kris Kringle is the dog for you. He would do best with an active family with a fenced in yard that would be willing to include him on their adventures, long walks and activities so he can burn off some puppy energy. He would be fine as the only dog in the home or with another large, calm dog. Playtime should be supervised especially if it is with a smaller dog. Invisible fencing is not recommended.


Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy:

Please know that 100% of our fees and donations pay for the costs of rescuing dogs. These include, but are not limited to: pull fees from shelters, veterinary examinations, vaccinations, medications and care, microchips, neuter/spay surgeries, heartworm treatments, behavior evaluations, and foster care, as needed.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

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