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Landseer Newfoundland – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Giant
Weight: 100 - 150 pounds
Height: 26 ½ - 31 ½ inches
Longevity: 0
Bark Tendency: Low
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: High

Adopt a Landseer Newfoundland, Dog Breed Guide


The Landseer Newfoundland is considered to be a distinct breed in Europe. However, in Great Britain and the United States, these dogs and the Newfoundland are considered as the same breed.

Official Name

Landseer Newfoundland
Other Name:


Date – No precise date of


Country – Germany and Switzerland
Family / Group – Mastiff

Recognized By

Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America, Inc.


The Landseer Newfoundland is a dog breed that originates from Europe and was first bred in Switzerland and Germany. Europeans consider this breed as a separate purebred from the Newfoundland. In Great Britain, the United States and Canada, they are treated as the same breed with the Newfoundland.

The distinct difference of the Landseer Newfoundland from the Newfoundland is that they have longer legs.


The Newfoundland dog breed is known to display gentleness and excellent behavior when around children. They are dogs that just love the water. These dogs are famous for attempting to rescue swimmers even if they are not in need of rescuing.

Bred For

The Landseer Newfoundland is commonly bred to be backpacking companions, watchdogs, and guardians.


The Landseer Newfoundland will be good to have as an apartment pet provided that they are sufficiently exercised. These are dogs that are sensitive to heat. This breed prefers cool climates. They love water and enjoy the feeling of getting wet.


The Landseer Newfoundland requires grooming every day or at least once a week. They are dogs that shed hair heavily in large amounts.


The Landseer Newfoundland may be somewhat difficult to train. This dog breed is known to be very sensitive to the tone of a human voice. They are also slow when moving and should be taken into account while training them.


Owners of the Landseer Newfoundland should avoid overfeeding their dogs. This is a breed that is prone to the hereditary heart disease called SAS or sub-aortic stenosis. These dogs are also prone to hip dysplasia.


The Landseer Newfoundland is a gentle giant that will be quite lazy at home. They do need to be taken on walks every day.