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    DA,

    I forgot to mention that I have found this blog about Newfies from the USA. The blog has some of the most BEAUTIFUL photos of their black and landseer 'Nanook' and 'Pooka' (gorgeous names too!!). Find it at
    Nanook and Pooka

    and, a little less aesthetically pleasing, my new blog George in the city which I'm just starting...

    http://georgescity.blogspot.com/

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    Landseers are Newfoundlands. This particular colour-mode (for want of a better word) was made famous by Sir Edwin Landseer, a painter whose black and white canvasses depicted the Landseer Newfoundland Dog.

    It seems some places in the world just refer to them as "Landseers", but everywhere I have looked the word Landseer is still followed by the Newfoundland Dog, which they are.

    Newfie, the entire litter of 6 puppies were born Landseers. Sire is a Landseer, but the dam is a solid black. I was amazed also that all pups came out Landseer - can't wait till Sunday to have this breeder educate me as to how that works etc.

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    Cool Newfie, will check those sites/blogs out.

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    LMAO!!!

    Ironing board? Oh dear...

    As I read down further about where George "really" came from, I was almost hysterical, Newfie. That is just tooooooo funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfienut View Post
    Yes Landseer are the Black and White Patchy colour. Not sure where they get the name from but apparently in some places they are considered their own breed!
    The name comes from Sir Edwin Landseer

    'The Newfoundland's expertise as a water rescue dog was recognised in numerous Victorian era paintings in the 1800's. One painting by Sir Edwin Landseer, entitled 'Saved', depicts a large black-and-white Newfoundland on a beach with a small boy who was just rescued frm drowning. A painting of the same scene by Currier and Ives is titled 'He is Saved'. Because the black-and-white Newfoundland was also featured in many later works by Landseer, this variety came to be known as the Landseer variety'.

    Ref. 'Newfoundland' by Angela Barlowe, 2001. Interpet Publishing, UK.

    Most of the Newfie books give a good background history to the breed and have some great pictures

    Hope that's helpful
    Newfies: Sophie, Barney Shar Pei: Maddie, Mischa, Ebony, Jacob, George SWF: Jasper.
    Felines: Tia,Tuffy & Toby

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