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.
|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|
|Good In Apartments||
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.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
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.
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.