(Landseer Newfoundland) The Landseer Newfoundland is a large dog, there's no two ways about it. It is tall and powerful, but well proportioned. The ears are medium-sized, triangular and pendant. The eyes, small for the size of the dog, are dark brown. The muzzle is wide, short and blunt, the nose black. The feet are webbed to aid swimming. The tail is long and feathery and hangs down past the hocks. The coat is flat, oily and wavy so that it repels water, the under coat is thick and oily. The hair on the head is cut short, the rest of the coat is long and straight, although a slightly wavy coat on the back and hindquarters is not objectionable in show dogs. Clear white is the coat's main color, with distinct black patches on the body. The head is black, with a white muzzle, and a symmetrical white blaze.
True Landseers are at least 65% white based on standards set forth by the AKC. Their markings are to include a black saddle and black on the rump which leads into the tail. Spots on the chest and legs are called ticking. Some ticking is expected. A white chest and legs are the ideal. Landseer Newfoundlands are generally a bit longer than the Black Newfoundlands.
These dogs are genuine gentle giants. They are very loyal, loving and very laid back. Some even consider them lazy. Even though they are very large, they are very calm and gentle and do exceptionally well around children. They have soft mouths and never act out in aggression when around children. They love their owners and are easy to train. They will do almost anything to please their owners.
Like all large breeds, the Landseer is prone to hip dysplasia. A hereditary heart disease called sub‑aortic stenosis (SAS) afflicts some dogs. Properly cared for, it will live for about ten years.
In the USA and England, the Landseer is considered to be the same breed as the Newfoundland, however in some European countries the Landseer is considered to be a totally different breed, and compete in separate classes in shows.
The coat of the Landseer is thick and coarse, so daily brushing with a hard brush is necessary. The undercoat is shed twice a year, in the spring and fall. Bathing will strip away the coat's natural oils, so only use dry shampoo.
An oatmeal shampoo will keep the dog clean and not dry out its coat.
Believe it or not, this huge dog will do quite well in an apartment, as it is relatively inactive and quite happy to sleep the entire day away. However, it must be exercised regularly for its own good, and not allowed to become overweight. They do well in cool climates, but are sensitive to heat. The Landseer does like to swim, and can be playful at times.
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