Friday, March 1, 2013

Dog of the month: Landseer

The Landseer is a Canadian dog breed. Some kennel clubs consider it a black and white version of the Newfoundland, but others recognize it as a separate breed. They're known for being gentle and serene, and they love to swim.

Landseers excel at rescue drowning people, and have been very popular with fishermen. They have, amongst other things, been used to tow nets to the shore.


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  1. Mom always wanted one of these but has decided that they are just not energetic enough for her but she loves to see them!

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    1. I'm impressed by their size. That's a lot of dog! =D

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  2. How interesting, I've never heard of one before.

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    1. I didn't know of them either until a friend adopted one. When I first heard the name I thought it had to be a Labrador mix or something. Funny how wrong one can be ;-)

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  3. These are fun and very loving, family dogs that are also working dogs. We have two Newfoundlands, one Landseer, Lexie and one Black, Mica. Wouldn't want anything else :-)

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  4. I have two Newfoundlands, a Landseer named Lexie and a Black named Mica. They are very loving and bond strongly with family. They are working dogs, cart, water rescue and self motivated. The Landseers started on fishing boats in Canada. Wouldn't have anything else.
    http://tylersat99.wordpress.com

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    1. That's so cool! I'd love to see photos of them! =)

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