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Landseer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Landseer so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Landseer have? The dog breed also known as...
Landseer Newfoundland
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group
Is Landseer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Landseer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
How much does the Landseer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Landseer price:
If you choose to purchase the Landseer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Landseer for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Landseer gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Landseer size:
How much does the Landseer weigh? Landseer weight:
Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Landseer? Landseer average weight:
Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
How tall is the Landseer? Landseer height:
Male: 28.5-31.5 inches (72-80 cm), Female: 26.5-28.5 inches (67-72 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Landseer average height:
Male: 28.5-31.5 inches (76 cm), Female: 26.5-28.5 inches (69.5 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Landseer have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Landseer's coat?
How to groom the Landseer and how often?
Average: The Landseer requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Landseer, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Landseer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Landseer Newfoundland? Landseer shedding level:
Landseers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.


What kind of personality does the Landseer have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Landseer? Are they intelligent?
Average: Landseer's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are Landseer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Landseers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Landseer is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Landseer sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Landseers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Landseers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Landseer Newfoundland need? Landseer social needs:
Landseers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Landseer dogs bark a lot? Why does my Landseer Newfoundland bark?
Average: The Landseer barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Landseer good as a watchdog?
Landseers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Landseers will alert you if they sense something different.
Do Landseer dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Landseers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Landseer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Landseer Newfoundland? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Landseer? Why do dog bites happen?
The Landseer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Landseer do?
Landseers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Landseers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Landseer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Landseer roam?
Landseers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Landseer have high prey drive?
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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Landseer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
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.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Landseers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Landseers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Landseer dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Landseers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Landseer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Landseer and children:
Landseers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Landseer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Landseers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Landseer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Landseer dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Landseers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Landseers good office dogs? Do Landseers make good office friendly dogs? Can Landseers be office dogs?
Landseer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Landseer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Landseer Newfoundland temperament with senior people? Are Landseer dogs good for elderly owners?
Landseers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Landseer dogs get along with other pets? Are Landseer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Landseers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Landseer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Landseers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Landseer be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Landseer is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Landseer be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Landseer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Landseer be a 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. Landseer is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Landseer be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Landseer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Landseer be a boat dog?
Not really
Landseer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Landseer be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Landseer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Landseer dogs have health problems?
The Landseer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Landseer breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Landseer breed? Health risks of Landseer:
Acquired DepigmentationBloatCallus DermatitisCystine UrolithiasisCystinuriaEar InfectionsElbow DysplasiaHeatstrokeHip DysplasiaMegaesophagusObesityPatent Ductus ArteriosisSub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)
Life Expectancy
How long do Landseer dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Landseer be?
9-11 years
Is the Landseer breed hypoallergenic?
Landseers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Landseer have?
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
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Landseer dogs require per day?
Landseers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Landseers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Landseer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Landseer risk for obesity:
High: The Landseer breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Landseer more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Landseer's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Landseer can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Landseer has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Landseer drool?
The Landseer is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Landseer pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Landseer pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Landseer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Landseer have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Landseer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Landseer

  • Watchdog Ability: Landseers are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Landseers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Landseers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Hypoallergenic: Landseers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Landseer breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Landseers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Landseer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Landseers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Alicia L v Bodman

    Sep 24, 2020, 3:08:46 AM:

    Loyal, watchful, calm and attentive. Wonderful dog with children of any age. Nana from The book, Peter Pan, was a Landseer.