Color: Blue Belton
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Temperament: Patient, Playful, Generous, Intelligent, Loving, Courageous
Weight: Male: 59–68 kg, Female: 45–54 kg
Height: Male: 72–80 cm, Female: 67–72 cm
Origin: Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Newfoundland
Nature and character
The Landseer is an affectionate dog who is always available for a decent cuddle. His human-oriented character ensures a particularly harmonious coexistence within the family. He never loses his innate calm to children, making him an excellent companion and companion dog. Only with strangers he can sometimes show something reserved. He owes his extraordinary vigilance and ability to make his own decisions to his former role as a herding dog. Due to these characteristics, it can also be used excellently as a guard and rescue dog. Since he is usually completely unfamiliar with aggressiveness and the breed is usually very eager to learn, it is ideal as a working dog with pronounced nerve strength.
The Landseer captivates by high intelligence and the ability to think independently. Earlier, it was reported by Landseern, the shipwrecked on their own to help. For this reason, he is still used today as a rescue and avalanche dog. However, requires his self-sufficient character after a good and sovereign education, which is carried out with loving consequence. Especially with males must be taken to ensure that they do not see themselves as the pack leader.
Activities with the Landseer
The Landseer as a watchdog and companion dog, but also as a reliable working dog, he performs in many ways excellent services. The good-natured Landseer is particularly suitable as a family and companion dog, but in any case needs a house with a sufficiently large garden. He is unsuitable for kennel keeping because he needs close contact with his family. Due to its imposing appearance and the strong vigilance it is also often used as a watchdog. Satisfied is the Landseer, if he has a task. This does not necessarily have to be training as a rescue or avalanche dog, which he does, however, is ideal. He is content with everyday trifles,
Origin & History
As a separate breed of Landseer is relatively young. Only in 1960 was it recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale as a separate breed, after it was previously regarded as a variety of the Newfoundland. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the white-black type of the Newfoundland lands threatened to disappear, the black coat color became more and more prevalent due to its dominant inheritance. For this reason, German and Swiss cynologists began with the development of an independent race.
The name Landseer they owe the English painter Edwin Landseer, whose paintings often white-black, in England as "Newfoundland Dog" designated, dogs showed. With the imposing Landseer adored the English nobles and the upper bourgeoisie of that time especially.
Racial characteristics Landseer
According to this standard, the height at the withers of a full-blooded Landseer is 72 to 80 cm for a male and about 60 to 75 kg. A bitch is slightly smaller and a lot lighter with 67 to 72 cm and a weight of 50 to 55 kg. Minor deviations from the mentioned sizes are tolerated by the standard.
The basic color of Landseers is a pure white. Hull and croup carry torn black plates. Similarly, the head is mainly bla
ck, with a white snout and a not too broad, line-shaped blaze. The coat itself is very long and dense. Undercoat penetrates the top coat, but it is less spotty than the Newfoundland dog. If the coat is brushed against the grain, it must automatically fall back into its correct position.
The entire physique of Landseer gives the impression of strength and size. Especially males are bigger than the black Newfoundlands. The body length, from the tail approach to the withers, corresponds to about twice the head length. The Landseer is characterized by a wide and strong trained hull.
The back is straight and turns into a muscular loin end, which ends in a broad and rounded by muscles croup. The tail is very strong and may reach at most just below the hock. It has no flag, but is very dense and bushy hairy. At rest, it has a slight upward bend at the end but is otherwise carried downwards. In the movement, it is stretched straight, but retains the slight bend at the end.
The Landseer is adorned with a broad and massive head with a well-developed occipital skull. He has a noble expression that comes from his distinctive head modeling. The impressive appearance is accompanied by the strongly muscled front and hindquarters. The forelegs are perfectly straight and slightly feathered to the ankle. The hind legs have particularly broad thighs and also have a slight feathering.