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The Landseer (European Continental Type) is a dog breed. The breed is not recognized by all kennel clubs. It is to be confused with a white and black Newfoundland, which is also often called a “landseer”. The Landseer E.C.T. (European Continental Type) is a separate breed and recognized as such by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

The breed was named after the British painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, because in 1838 he created the painting A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society, which shows a dog of this breed.


The Landseer Newfoundland dog is known for its sweet disposition, gentleness, and serenity. They enjoy swimming and tend to drool, though not as much as some other giant breeds.

While the Landseer European Continental Type is also sweet, affectionate and enjoys swimming, it is quite different from the Landseer Newfoundland in regard to response, agility and speed.


The Landseer ECT is in many ways different from the Newfoundland. In general the Landseers ECT are taller, do not have a deep breast, have shorter hair, no under wool and their long legs make them fast, untiring runners.

All in all the Landseer ECT is quicker and more responsive than the Newfoundland which makes him easier to train and teach. As their coat is not as dense they dry off quickly and their fur is easier to clean and take care of.

Landseer (dog). (2017, June 8). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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