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Landseer Newfoundland Dog, Puppies, Breeders, Temperament and Life Expectancy

The Landseer Newfoundland, more commonly referred to, simply as the Landseer, can be described as a large dog, known for its tall, powerful and well proportioned stature.

Although the exact history of this dog is not clear, they seem to have originated in Switzerland and Germany. In countries like the United States of America and England, people refer to the dogs as Landseer Newfoundland dogs; however, in some parts of Europe, it is believed that the Landseer is different from the Newfoundland dogs.

No one can deny that the Landseer dog is large in size.

The height of an adult male Landseer is between 28.5 and 31.5 inches, whereas a female Landseer’s height is around 26.5 to 28.5 inches. The weight of this dog breed could be anywhere between 100 and 150 pounds. They have a thick and coarse double coat, which needs to be brushed twice, everyday.

Despite their size, these dogs are harmonious, agile and elegant. They have small, dark brown eyes and their nose is black. Their muzzle is wide, short and rather square.

The Landseer is known for its outstanding temperament, intelligence and courage. It is also a fairly patient, gentle, loyal, calm and trustworthy dog, which is why they make excellent house pets. They are protective too, but instead of growling or barking at an intruder, these dogs put themselves between the source of threat and their families. They are very sociable and are excellent for families with children. The training of Landseer puppies should start off at a young age, to prevent aggression or any other unwanted behavioral traits from showing up.

Unfortunately, these dogs have a relatively shorter life expectancy, as compared to many of the other dog breeds. The life expectancy of the Landseer dog is under 10 years. Moreover, these dogs are prone to quite a few health concerns, such as hip dysplasia and heart diseases. Therefore, before taking a Landseer puppy on as a pet, it is important for all perspective pet owners to keep this in mind, as regular visits to the vet are a must with this dog. Pet owners are also strongly advised to check with Landseer breeders about any health problems that a particular dog may be suffering from, before keeping it as a pet.

There is a lot of additional information easily available through online resources, but pet owners had best speak to vets or professional Landseer Newfoundland breeders, for more accurate details on the care of Landseer puppies and dogs.
  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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