CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (F.C.I.)
SECRETARIAT GENERAL - 14, rue Leopold l , 6530 THUlN (Belgique)
LANDSEER E.C.T. STANDARD
Country of Origin: Germany/Switzerland
Translation: Mrs. Matenaar
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. Movement of the well
musceled legs should present a free, long stride, covering ground
Coat and Colour.
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. Main colour of coat is a clear
white with distinct black patches on rump and croup. Collar, forechest,
belly, legs and tail mus 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,
bo should be bred away.
Head to be broad and massive with a well developed occiput. Decided
Stop,however not as pronounced and steep as in the St. Bernard. Length
oj muzzle is equal to depth oj muzzle, measured in front of he Stop.
Lips clean, the upper slightly overlapping the lower, they should
be as tight as possible, no drivelling. Head to be strikingly modelled,
noble expression. Cheeks moderately developed, gradually tapering
into the muzzle. Nose and lips black. Scalp should be free from wrinkles,
covered with short, fine hair.
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 oj head. Ears covered with
short, fine hair. Fringes of longer hair to be found only at back
part of root of ear.
Medium size. Moderately deep set, brown to darkbrown, lightbrown to
be toleratet, friendly expression, almond shaped, showing no haw.
Pronouncedly light eyes (sulphur or greish yellow) are faulty, as
well as eyes set too close together.
The Neck - muscular and broad - should not be quite round but rather
eggshaped in cross-section, symmetrical set and obliquely placed in
shoulders. Length of Neck from occiput to withers to be approximately
3/4 to 4/5 the length from occiput to tip of nose. Pronounced dewlap
The body measured from withers to set on of tail should be about twice
the length of the head. The back should be straight and level, wide
and strong from withers to croup. Very muscular shoulders, the chest
to be deep and broad corresponding to well sprung ribs. Belly slightly
tucked up. Clearly visible flat depression between belly and muscular
~oin. Croup broad, we rounded at sides and rear by powerful bolster
of muscels. Faults: weak or hollow back, weak loins, too short last
false ribs, resulting into too much tuck-up.
Strong muscels descending from shoulders, to surround a well boned
humerus, connected in correct angulation to the massive bones ot the
front legs; these are absolutely straight and muscular. Elbows close
to body at lowest point of brisket. Distance from ground to elbows
rather high, elbows pointed straight to the rear. Legs slightly fringed
down to pasterns.
All of hindquarters to be very sturdy. Hindlegs to move freely, they
should have strong bone, embedded by powerful muscels to be broad
across thigs. Hindlegs to be moderately fringed. Cowhocks or insufficient
angulation are faulty. Dewclaws are objectionable, they shouId be
removed as soon as possible after birth.
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.
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 permissable.
May carry tail straight out, with only a slight curve at end, when
moving. Tails with a kink or corled over back are most objectionable.
Size. - Height at shoulder:
Dogs: 72 to 80 cm (28,5 to 3l,5 inches)
Bitches: 67 to 72 cm (26,5 to 28,5 inches)
Small deviations below or above to be tolerated.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicules fully descended
into the scrotum.