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Breed Information
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Name Landseer
Other names Landseer Newfoundland
Origin Germany
Breed Group Working
Size Giant
Type Purebred
Life span 9-11 years
Temperament CourageousGenerousIntelligentLovingPatientPlayful
Height Male: 28.5-31.5 inches (72-80 cm)Female: 26.5-28.5 inches (67-72 cm)
Weight Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg)Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Colors Black & White
Litter Size 4-10 puppies
Puppy Price Average $2000 - $2500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 3 stars
Apartment Friendly 3 starsWill 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.
Barking Tendencies 3 starsOccassional
Cat Friendly 3 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 3 stars
Exercise Needs 3 starsThis 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.
Grooming 3 starsDaily 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.
Health Issues 3 starsHypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 3 starsRanking: (#). (See All Rankings)
Playfulness 4 stars
Shedding Level 3 stars
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Trainability 3 stars
Watchdog Ability 4 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Buddy Chloe
02 Tucker Bella
03 Bailey Coco
04 Jack Ruby
05 Louie Layla
06 Zeus Ellie
07 Tucker Luna
08 Oscar Emma
09 Buster Annie
10 Sammy Penny
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The Landseer should convey the impression of a tall, powerful and well-balanced dog. The legs are comparatively longer than those of the black Newfoundland, especially in the male. The Landseer is elegant, harmonious, agile and hardy. The wide muzzle is rather short and squared-off. The small, triangular ears are pendant. The small eyes are dark brown; the conjunctiva should not show as it does in the St. Bernard. The nose is black. The feet are webbed for better swimming. Dewclaws should be removed on the hind legs. The tail hangs down.

The Landseer Newfoundland dog is known for its sweet disposition, gentleness, and serenity. They enjoy swimming and tend to drool, though not as much as some other giant breeds. While the Landseer European Continental Type is also sweet, affectionate and enjoys swimming, it is quite different from the Landseer Newfoundland in regard to response, agility and speed.

During colonial times, large white and black "Newfoundland dogs" were brought to England. Because of their good swimming skills, these dogs were utilized by fishermen to tow nets to the shore. They were also noted for their ability to help drowning people; therefore, these dogs were bought and sold mainly by European fishermen. It is believed that, by and large, the exportation of these dogs occurred during the late 18th century. However, paintings show us that these dogs must have already existed in England in the early 18th century.