Landseer

Type:

Height: Male: 28–31 inches, Female: 26–28 inches

Weight: Male: 130–150 lbs, Female: 99–120 lbs

Life Span: 9-10 years

Litter Size:

Country of Origin: Canada (Newfoundland), Germany and Switzerland

Activity:

Watch-dog:

Guard-dog:


Description: The Landseer looks similar to a Newfoundland, but is lighter and does not have the body depth.  Its body is rectangular, it is high on the legs, and its waist is neither broad nor deep.  It is kept as a companion dog and is very rare.

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Other Names: Canis lupus familiaris

Colors: Black and White

Coat: Lies flat, straighter and longer on the chest, buttocks, and tail.

Temperament: Playful, Courageous, Generous, Patient, Intelligent, and Loving.

Care and Training: Regular Grooming is required: Daily to weekly brushing of the thick, coarse, double coat with a hard brush is important. The undercoat is shed twice a year, in the spring and fall, and extra care is required at these times. (The heaviest shedding period is in the spring). Avoid bathing unless absolutely necessary, as this strips away the coat's natural oils. Instead, dry shampoo from time to time. This gentle giant is quite content to laze around the house, but it still needs to be taken on a daily walk. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. It will enjoy frequent opportunities to swim and frolic.

Living Environment: Will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard is sufficient. They are sensitive to heat: provide them plenty of shade and cool water in warmer weather. These dogs prefer cool climates.

Health Issues: Prone to hip dysplasia, Obesity, and also prone to a hereditary heart disease called sub-aortic stenosis (SAS).

History: he Landseer was developed in Germany and Switzerland in the 1930's. They crossed black-and-white Newfoundlands with Pyrenean Mountain Dogs in order to find a breed that looked similar to dogs in Sir Edwin Landseer's paintings.

Class: Mastiff

Registries: FCI (Group2), ACA, ACR, DRA, NKC, CKC