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Landseer Dog Breed

Named after the British painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer who painted this breed in one of his works, the Landseer originated from Germany and Switzerland. Often compared to the Newfoundland, the Landseer also belongs to the Mastiff group. A powerful and hardy breed, its weight ranges from 100 to 150 pounds and height of 26.5 to 31.5 inches. It has legs that are longer than those of the Newfoundland, muzzle is wide, short and rather squared off. It has dark brown eyes that are small, a black nose and ears that are small and pendant. It has webbed feet, making it an excellent swimmer. It has a double layer of coat - the outer coat is water repellent, flat with slightly wavy hairs and the undercoat is thick and oily. The base colour of the coat is clear white with black patches on the body and the croup. Muzzle should be white, head is black and there should be a white symmetrical blaze on the body.

Despite its big size, the Landseer is patient, gentle, loving and very sociable. It is mild-mannered and will welcome guests and strangers to the house provided it does not sense any threat or danger to its owner or family. It is very devoted, brave and courageous and will stand between any rough intruder and his family. They enjoy the outdoors and love playing with children. They are prone to hip dysplasia and obesity. Life expectancy is approximately under 10 years.

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