Country of Origin: Germany
Color: Black & White
Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
Height: Male: 72-80 cm, Female: 67-72 cm
Weight: Male: 59-68 kg, Female: 45-54 kg
Litter Size: 5-11 puppies
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.
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.
Temperament: Playful, Generous, Intelligent, Courageous, Patient, Loving
Health Problems: N/N
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