LANDSEER (European Continental Type, Ect)


FCI-Standard N°226  / 01.10.1997/ GB

TRANSLATION : Mrs. Matenaar.

ORIGIN : Germany / Switzerland.


UTILIZATION : Guard Dog, Companion.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :   Group 2       Pinscher and Schnauzer-
                                                                  Molossoid breeds- Swiss
                                                                  Mountain and Cattle
                                                                  Dogs and other breeds.
                                               Section 2.2   Molossoid breeds,                         Mountain type.
                                               Without working trial.


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GENERAL APPEARANCE : The Landseer should convey the impression of a tall, powerful and well balanced dog.  The legs are comparatively longer than those of the black Newfoundland - especially in the male.

HEAD : Scalp should be free from wrinkles, covered with short, fine hair.  Head should be strikingly modelled, with noble expression.

Skull : Broad and massive with well developed occipital protuberance. 
Stop : Decided, however not as pronounced and steep as in the Saint Bernard Dog.

Nose : Black.
Muzzle : Length of muzzle is equal to depth of muzzle measured in front of the stop.
Lips : Clean, black ; the as tight as possible and no drivelling upper lip slightly overlapping the lower.
Jaws/Teeth : Scissor bite.
Cheeks : Moderately developed, gradually tapering into the muzzle.
Eyes : Medium size, moderately deep set, brown to darkbrown, lightbrown to be tolerated, friendly expression, almond shaped, showing no haw.  Pronouncedly light eyes ( sulphur or greyish yellow) are faulty, as well as eyes set too close together.
Ears : Medium size. Reaching inner corner of eyes, when drawn out.  Triangular shape, with slightly rounded tips.  Set high on head, however not too far back.  Carried close and flat to sides of head.  Ears covered with short, fine hair.  Fringes of longer hair to be found only at back part of root of ear. 

NECK : The neck- muscular and broad - should not be quite round but rather eggshaped in cross-section, symmetrically set and obliquely placed in shoulders.  Length of neck from occiput to withers to be approximately ¾ to 4/5 the length from occiput  to tip of nose.  Pronounced dewlap undesirable.

BODY : The length measured from withers to set on of tail should be about twice the length of the head.  Wide and strong from withers to croup.
Back : Straight and level.
Loin : Muscular.
Croup : Broad, well rounded at sides and backwards by powerful bolster of muscles.
Chest : Between the very muscular shoulders the chest is deep and broad corresponding to well sprung ribs.
Belly : Slightly tucked up.  Clearly visible flat depression between belly and loin.  Weak or hollow back, weak loins, too short false ribs and too much tuck-up of the belly are faults.

TAIL : Strong, reaching slightly below hocks at the most, well covered with dense, bushy hair, however not flaglike.  Tail should hang downwards when standing or at ease, with a slight curve at end permissible.  May carry tail straight out, with only a slight curve at end, when moving.  Tails with a kink or curled over back are most objectionable.

FOREQUARTERS : Strong muscles descending from shoulders and surrounding a well boned humerus are connected in correct angulation to the massive bones of the seen from front absolutely straight and muscular fore-legs.  Legs slightly fringed down to pastern.
Elbows : Close to body at the lowest point of brisket ; distance from ground to elbows rather high ; elbows pointing straight to the rear.

HINDQUARTERS : The hindquarters are throughout very sturdy.  Hindlegs to move freely ; they should have strong bone embedded by powerful muscles.  Hindlegs to be moderately fringed.
Upper thighs : Especially broad.
Dewclaws : They are objectionable ; they should be removed as soon as possible after birth.  Cowhocks or insufficient angulation are faulty.

FEET : Large, well shaped cat-feet.  Splayed or turned out feet are objectionable.  Toes connected by webbing, which should be strong, almost reaching tip of toes.

GAIT/MOVEMENT : Movement of the well musceled legs should  present a free, long stride, covering ground well.


HAIR : The top coat - with exception of the head - should be long and as straight and dense as possible, soft to the touch, with good undercoat, which is not as dense as in the black Newfoundland.  Slightly wavy coat on back and hindquarters is not objectionable.   When brushed wrong way it falls back into place naturally. 

COLOUR : Main colour of coat is a clear white with distinct black patches on body and croup.  Collar, forechest, belly, legs and tail must be white.  Head black, with white muzzle and white symmetrical blaze - neither too narrow, nor too wide - extending from muzzle over head to the white collar, being considered  a definite breeding goal.  Ticking still occuring in the white not to be penalized, but should be bred away.

SIZE : Height at shoulders :
Dogs    : 72 to 80 cm ( 28,5 to 31,5 inches)
Bitches : 67 to 72 cm ( 26,5 to 28,5 inches).
Small deviations below or above to be tolerated.

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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Its name derives from that one of celebre a animalista painter, Sir And Landseer, than often it has immortalato it on its pittoriche works. The dellattuale selection type   be started from the Germans after the first world war leaving from the little exemplary remained in Germany and Switzerland when the race was in order to disappear, supplanted from the Terranova with which still today it comes often confused.


The Landseer must transmit limpressione of an enormous sturdy dog from the harmonic shapes. To exception of the head, the hair must be along, devout smooth and folto the possible one.

The head must be massiccia and wide, dalloccipite very developed. Stop the much determined, but not pronounced and abrupt one like in the dog of Saint Bernardo. The eyes are of medium largeness, of color brown or brown dark, but tolerated also the luminosity. The log, from the tip of the garrese to the root of the tail, must measure approximately two times the length of the head. The feet, are large and very form to you.


In spite of the appearances, its hair does not demand many cures: enough one brushed two time to the week, and also the white man of the self-cleaning mantle.


a dog enough easy to domesticare. And good volont and never aggressive full load of with its similar ones. It adores to feel sorry the masters. It stretches to remain to sonnecchiare, therefore to speed up it well if it wants a dynamic dog. so calm that to times is forgotten to us about its presence.  

Opportune Nellacquisto to make attention the coming from exemplary dallest European, in kind many economic, but of dubbia genealogia and that from adults they often introduce one modest tipicit and one health much precaria. Attention also to who tries to sell a terranova to you R-bianco.e.nero   in place of a landseer. They are beautiful and iponenti all and two. But they are two breeds distinguished.  


ORIGIN: Germany

Classification: group - sez. 2 (molossoidi type dog from mountain)

RANSOM: male I give 72 80cm, female I give 61 to 72.

ORECCHIE: of medium largeness, neighbors to the eyes, of triangular shape and attacked high.

Tail : sturdy, it arrives under the garretto

Color: the main color clear white man with black specks batch processing lines on the log and the rump. The neck, I suffer, the ventre, legs and the tail must be white men.