Here you can read about the History of the Landseer from the first possible ancestors to developing to today form, also the standard of the dog with pictures and explains. Last but not least in this text group you can find the character of the breed in short to see if it is suitable for you or not.
Landseer mostly affected with: Degenerative Myelopathia, Muscle Dystrophy
Landseer is rarely or never affected with: Cystinouria, Trombopathia
Hereditary congenital diseases can be find in this breed if breeders do not make test for their breeding pairs. Problems like Cystinouria and Trombopathia was once a hereditary diease in this breed but the last carrier dog died out long time ago. Muscle dystrophy and Degenerative myelopathy are tested in Landseer not long ago and there is quit too much carrier dog. So better to avoid buying puppy from breeder which is not testing for DM and MD because your dog can be affected and die early in his life. The last carriers of Cystinuria and Trombopathia in Landseers are died out. – We are sadly seen that Trombopathia was bring back to breed not long ago.
Landseer mostly affected with: Hip Dysplasia, Chondrodysplasia.
Landseer rarely affected with: Elbow Dysplasia, Spondylosis, Patella Luxation, Shoulder Dysplasia.
Bone diseases are generally congenital or hereditary, nutritional, or traumatic. Bone defects due to nutrition are caused primarily by imbalances or deficiencies in minerals, especially calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus. Other joint and bone disorders are caused by excessive protein intake of growing animals which leads to obesity. Either deficiency or excess intake of certain vitamins, particularly vitamins A and D, may influence growth and development of bone. Traumatic causes of bone disorders represent the vast majority of cases and include fractures, fissures, periosteal reactions as a result of trauma.
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