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Origin / History It was about 200 years ago when Landseers were first spotted by European fishermen on the island of Newfoundland. Due to the appealing appearance of these dogs, they were brought to England. These dogs helped fishermen by towing nets out of the water to the mainland. They also aided in bringing back people who were drowning to safety. It is said that during 1770, many of dogs of this breed were exported to England, although dogs of this breed have been spotted in England earlier than that.

In the United States and England, the Landseer is considered the same as the Newfoundland. In other European countries, though, the Landseer is referred to as a different breed. The Landseer was named after Sir Edward Henry Landseer, a British painter who created a painting that featured a dog of this breed.

Appearance The Landseer is a tall and powerful dog. Dogs of this breed are well-proportioned, with legs that are relatively longer than those of black Newfoundlands. Landseers are elegant, agile, and hardy. They have a wide muzzle that is squared off and short. Their pendant ears are small and triangular in shape. They have dark brown, small eyes, and their nose is black. The feet of these dogs are webbed, which greatly help them when swimming. The dewclaws on the hind legs of these dogs should be removed. Their tail hangs down, and their double coat consists of a long, flat outer coat and a thick, oily undercoat. Landseers that live indoors, though, tend to lose their undercoats.

Colours The coat of these dogs is clear white with black patches on the croup and body. The forechest, legs, tail, collar, and legs of these dogs are white. Their head is black with a symmetrical, white blaze. Their muzzle is also white in colour.

Temperament Landseers have an outstanding temperament. They are courageous, intelligent, and generous. These dogs are patient, and are mild with guests. They are very loyal to their family and form strong bonds with their owners that they do not know how to adapt when they are placed in a new home. These dogs are protective, and they will act against intruders when their family is threatened. These dogs can get along well with children, and they're good with other animals as well. They are also very sociable and they enjoy human companionship.

Height and Weight Male dogs of this breed have a height that ranges from 28 1/2 to 31 1/2 inches, and their weight falls between 130 and 150 pounds. Females, on the other hand, are 26 1/2 to 28 1/2 inches tall, and 100 to 120 pounds heavy.

Common Health Problems These dogs are susceptible to hip dysplasia. It's also important for owners to make sure that these dogs don't get fat, because they are also prone to sub-aortic stenosis (SAS), which is a hereditary heart disease. While the dog is just 8 to 12 weeks old, its heart should be checked by a veterinary cardiologist. Adult Landseers should also be checked again for SAS before breeding.

Living Conditions Landseers can be kept inside apartments as long as they are provided with sufficient exercise. It's still best, though, for them to have at least a small yard where they can run around and do some physical activities. These dogs prefer cool climates and should always have plenty of shade and cool water.

Exercise Requirements Swimming is one activity that these dogs enjoy. These dogs should also be taken on long walks daily to satisfy their primal instinct for walking.

Training Requirements Dogs of this breed may be quite challenging to train. It's important that training is conducted in a calm manner, because these dogs are sensitive to the tone of voice used when talking to them. These dogs move slowly, and this must be taken into consideration during training. Proper socialization should also be done at an early age.

Life Expectancy The life span of these dogs is approximately 10 years.

Grooming The thick and coarse coat of Landseers needs to be brushed daily using a hard brush. More frequent brushing is needed during the shedding season.

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