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Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer" Compare Great Pyrenees and Newfoundland. Which is better: Great Pyrenees or Newfoundland or Landseer?
Name Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Landseer
OriginsSpain France Canada Canada
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank6636513
Reviews111
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Other Names Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear Landseer Newfoundland
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club No set
Price $500-$600 $1500-$2000 $2000-$2500

General Appearance - Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer

Size Giant Giant Giant
Weight Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
Height Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) Male: 28.5-31.5 inches (72-80 cm), Female: 26.5-28.5 inches (67-72 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) Male: 28.5-31.5 inches (76 cm), Female: 26.5-28.5 inches (69.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer

Coat Dense Double Fluffy Waterproof Thick Dense
Colors White Gray Brown White Black White Black
Grooming
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Landseer requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Great Pyreneess shed above average.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Landseers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Patient Confident Gentle Strong Willed Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet Courageous Intelligent Patient Generous Loving Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Average: Landseer's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Landseers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Landseer is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Landseers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Landseers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Average: The Landseer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Landseers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Landseers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Landseer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Great Pyreneess have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Landseers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Landseers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Landseers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Landseers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Landseers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Great Pyreneess do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Newfoundlands do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Landseers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer

Stranger Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Landseers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Landseers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Landseers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Landseers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Landseer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Landseers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Landseers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Great Pyreneess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Landseers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Great Pyrenees breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Landseer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer

Health Issues
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
The Landseer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Bloat Cataracts Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Acquired Depigmentation Bloat Callus Dermatitis Cystine Urolithiasis Cystinuria Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Megaesophagus Obesity Patent Ductus Arteriosis Sub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 9-12 years 9-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Landseers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Landseers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Landseers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
High: The Landseer breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Landseer can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Landseer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Landseer is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Great Pyrenees vs Newfoundland vs Landseer

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-9 puppies 4-12 puppies 4-10 puppies

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