Landseer

Landseer
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: Canada
Group: Sporting dog
Height: males 28-31 in., females 26-28 in.
Weight: males 130-150 lbs., females 100-120 lbs.
Life span: 10 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: yes

The Landseer has its origins in Newfoundland. Although recognized as a separate breed, some feel it is a variation of the Newfounland. It is named after Sir Edwin H. Landseer, a British painter who depicted the breed in one of his paintings.

What does the Landseer look like?

The Landseer is a powerful-looking dog, males are 28-31 inches tall and weigh 130-150 lbs., females are 26-28 inches tall and weigh 100-120 lbs. The muzzle is wide and squarish with a black nose. Eyes are small and dark brown. Ears are pendant, close to the head. The tail hangs down when the dog is at rest. The waterproof coat is long and thick, soft to the touch. Color is white with black markings and a black head. Daily brushing of the coat helps distribute the oils and keep the coat clean.

What is the temperament of the Landseer?

The Landseer is a courageious dog with a calm temperament. They should have firm but positive and consistent training. They are good with children, patient and playful. Some males may be aggressive with other male dogs, but proper training will prevent this. If the Landseer senses danger, it will be very protective of its family. Landseers love water and swimming would be a nice part of exercise as well as daily walks. Landseers will be happy living in an apartment if they get enough exercise.

What is the Landseer used for?

Landseers excel at water retrieving and water rescue. They are loyal, loving companions.

Possible Health Issues

Hip/elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, congenital heart defects, heart disease, hypothyroidism, cherry eye, entropion, ectropion, bloat/gastric torsion, obesity.

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