A Canadian adopted by Germans
Original Name : Landseer
Type : Molossoid
Male size : 28½-31½ inches (minor deviations either way are tolerated)
Female size : 26½-28½ inches (minor deviations either way are tolerated)
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany Switzerland
Landseers are large, robust dogs of good proportions. The legs are higher than those of their cousins, black Newfoundlands.
Striking form, noble expression.
Very broad and robust from shoulder to croup.
Mainly clear white with intermittent black patches on body, croup and head.
Medium-sized, reaching the inner corner of the eyes when drawn out, triangular and drooping.
Strong, reaching just beyond the hock, very bushy, close covering of hair, but not flaglike.
Long and soft, of the smoothest, densest quality, save on the head, with good undercoat.
The breed was named after the celebrated Victorian animal painter from Britain Sir Edward Landseer (1802-1873), who loved black and white dogs. Despite its British connections the breed is only recognized in its own right in mainland Europe. In much of the English-speaking world it is regarded as a black and white variety of the Newfoundland Dog, with which it shares its Canadian origins. Landseers are mainly bred in Germany, where the F.C.I. sources the breed standard.The male is easy to distinguish from the female, not only due to its size, but also by the head, which sports a much clearer stop. Just like Newfoundlands, Landseers are very good in the water. Not unimportantly, they are very close to their family, which they do not like to be away from for too long.