The Landseer E.C.T (European Continental Type) is affectionate, agile, and fast and is a distinct breed, not to be confused with the Newfoundland variety.


Interestingly, this breed was named after the English artist, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer; for several of the paintings he created, the most famous of which is “A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society”, has this breed of dog in it. Moreover, this 1838 painting also attests to the previous existence of the breed in England and not just brought into the country in the late 19th century, as some believe.

The Landseer is an excellent swimmer; but it was also observed that these dogs were adept at saving drowning people and, therefore, were very popular among European fishermen. By the end of the 19th century, this breed was barely distinguishable; however, despite the failed...

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