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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?
Landseer Newfoundland
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?

Landseer Size and Weight

Is a Landseer small, medium or large dog?

How big do Landseer get?

What is the average size of a Landseer?

How much does the Landseer weigh? How much should a Landseer weight? What is the normal weight of a Landseer? How much does a full-grown Landseer weight?
Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Landseer?
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)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Landseer?
Male: 28.5-31.5 inches (76 cm), Female: 26.5-28.5 inches (69.5 cm)

Landseer Price and Availability

How much does the Landseer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Landseer in the United States? How much money is a Landseer?

Where to buy a Landseer with a good pedigree?

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.
How easy is it to get a Landseer? How many Landseer are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Landseer Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Landseer? Is the Landseer breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Landseer ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Landseer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Landseer?
Landseer dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Landseer good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Landseer dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Landseer dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Landseer dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Landseer dogs 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 its territory in every situation.

Landseer Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Landseer have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Landseer sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Landseer dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, 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? Is a Landseer a good family dog?
High: Landseer dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs 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:
Landseer dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Landseer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Landseer roam?
Landseer dogs 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?
Landseer dogs 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.

Landseer Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Landseer is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Landseer dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? 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 the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Landseer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Landseer in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Landseer indoors.

Landseer Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Landseer dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Landseer be left alone? How long can you leave a Landseer alone?
Landseer dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Landseer Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Landseer has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Landseer? How much bite force does a Landseer have? How strong is a Landseer bite?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Landseer bite force: The Strongest. The Landseer bite force is among the strongest in the canine world. The bite force Landseer measurements are typically quite high, which is a testament to their powerful and large stature. The bite force of Landseer dogs is impressive, and their Landseer bite PSI is reflective of their powerful nature.

The Landseer PSI bite should be respected, and appropriate precautions should be taken when interacting with these dogs. The PSI of a Landseer bite is high, making them one of the strongest breeds in terms of bite force.

They are very protective of themselves and their families, therefore a dog bite from them could be exceptionally dangerous with their PSI being above 400.

To ensure a well-behaved and controlled dog, it's important to learn how to train a Landseer puppy not to bite from an early age. It is important that they’re trained to be around others safely.

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?

Low 🔽

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?
Landseer dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Landseer dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Landseer Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Landseer dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Landseer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Landseer breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Landseer breed? Most common health risks of Landseer:
Hip Dysplasia Patent Ductus ArteriosisBloatEar InfectionsElbow DysplasiaCystine UrolithiasisObesityCystinuriaMegaesophagusHeatstrokeAcquired DepigmentationCallus DermatitisSub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Landseer breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Landseer see the vet?
The Landseer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Landseer dogs live? How old can a Landseer be? What is the age limit of the Landseer? How many years can the oldest Landseer live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Landseer?

How long is the lifespan of a Landseer?

9-11 years
The average lifespan of Landseer: 10 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Landseer can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog. Dogs can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia in extremely cold weather, so it is important to take precautions to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the winter months.

Landseer Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Landseer have? What is the activity level of the Landseer?
Landseer dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Landseer need? How much exercise do Landseer dogs require per day?

Do Landseer dogs need a lot of exercises?

Landseer dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Landseer breed need?
Landseer dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Landseer Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Landseer need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Landseer breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Landseer? How much food should I feed my Landseer?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Landseer risk for obesity:
High: The Landseer breed has a strong tendency to be 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 weight regularly.

Landseer Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Landseer have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Landseer coats?
Black White
How to groom the Landseer and how often? How often should I take my Landseer to the groomer?
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 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? Do Landseer dogs shed a lot?
Landseer dogs 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Landseer need a bath? How often should you give a Landseer a bath? Can I bathe my Landseer every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Is the Landseer breed hypoallergenic?
Landseer dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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.
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.

Landseer Good With

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?
Landseer dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Landseer temperament with other people:
Landseer dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Landseer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Landseer temperament with children:
Landseer dogs 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? Can they be good with cats? Can the Landseer breed live with a cat?
Landseer dogs 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?
Landseer dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Landseer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Landseer breed suitable for first-time owners?
Landseer dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Landseer dogs good office canines? Do Landseer dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they 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.

Landseer As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Landseer be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Landseer be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 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

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Landseer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Landseer dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Landseer Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Landseer pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Landseer breed is pregnant?

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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Landseer breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Landseer have? How many puppies can a Landseer give birth to?
4-10 puppies

Landseer Recognition

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.

Landseer Pros and Cons

  • Watchdog Ability: Landseer dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Landseer dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Landseers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Landseer dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Landseer dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Landseer breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Landseer dogs 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.

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Landseer Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • 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.