Other name: Landseer of European continental type

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The Landseer is a large dog characterized by its robustness and harmonious shapes. Rather leggy, especially in males, the Landseer has free gait and long strides.



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Hair type Long
Origin Germany, Switzerland
Template Giant
Head shape Triangular
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 50 kg to 60 kg From 67 cm to 72 cm
Male From 50 kg to 70 kg From 72 cm to 80 cm
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History of the breed

The Landseer would be the result of crosses between Newfoundland and Pyrenean Mountain Dogs . It owes its name to the British painter Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), who painted many canvases representing dogs with an appearance reminiscent of this breed. After having met with great success in England during the 19th century, the Landseer saw a marked decline in interest towards the beginning of the following century. However, Swiss, German and Austrian breeders have made efforts to preserve the breed. This was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on August 24, 1960.

Landseer Pictures

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Physical features

His coat: long, dense, smooth and fine, associated with a less dense undercoat than in the Newfoundland.
Its color: predominantly white with discontinuous black patches on the trunk and rump. The head is black, with a white muzzle including a symmetrical white patch running from end to end.
His head: noble expression, covered with short and fine hairs, devoid of folds. The skull is broad and massive, the stop clear, but less pronounced than in the Saint-Bernard. The nose is black, the lips dry and very black, the cheeks moderately developed.
His ears: medium in size, triangular in shape, set high, well applied on the sides of the head, furnished with a fine and short hair.
His eyes: brown to dark brown, medium in size, moderately sunken, displaying a friendly and gentle expression.
His body: broad, robust. The back is firm and straight, the kidney muscular, the croup broad and well rounded, the chest deep and broad, the belly little raised.
Its tail: thick, furnished with a dense and tight hair, hanging down at rest, in motion when the dog is in action.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Landseer is an affectionate and sociable dog. It is renowned for its great calm , but also for ease in the water, like its cousin the Newfoundland. The Landseer enjoys family life and the company of children . Even if he doesn’t have the soul of a watchdog, his impressive physique may be enough to deter any stranger from entering his territory.

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If his calm and kindness facilitate his education, he is however less obedient than the Newfoundland . His education therefore requires a good dose of firmness , but without violence.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Landseer mainly suitable for experienced owners , since it is not easy to be obeyed by this type of dog, although it has a rather gentle temperament. He will always prefer to live in a house with a large garden than in an apartment, due to his need for space and activity. If he is walked and stimulated enough, he can adapt to an urban environment.


Ease of gaining weight

The Landseer is a robust and healthy dog . Thanks to its double coat, it is well protected against the cold and especially water, an element where it shows itself to its advantage. As with all large dogs, the risk of hip dysplasia should be watched .

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 8 puppies

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Landseer dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 9 years old

Maximum: 11 years

The life expectancy of a Landseer is, on average, between 9 years and 11 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Landseer remains subject to 2 moults per year giving rise to significant hair loss. The dog’s coat provided requires regular maintenance during and outside of these molting periods.

It is recommended to brush the dog on a weekly basis . During the moult, brushing is to be done 2 to 3 times a week to remove dead hair . Do not neglect the areas behind the ears, the fringes lining the limbs and armpits, where knots can form. The Landseer only washes if it is too dirty . After swimming in the sea, it suffices to rinse it with clear water.

Price and budget

Purchase price

1000 €
1200 €

The purchase price of a Landseer is between 1000 € and 1200 €.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Landseer is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Landseer needs long daily walks to stretch his legs and get some air. Even if he is naturally calm, he should be able to stay active and stimulated.


Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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