Black and white
Newfoundlands are known as Landseers. They were named after Sir
Edwin Henry Landseer, ( 1802- 1873), an English painter, well known
for his paintings of animals.
He is best known by
Newfoundland fanciers for his 1838 painting, The Distinguished
Member of the Humane Society, and his 1856 painting Saved;
both depicting the black and white Newfoundland, today, known as the
of the Humane Society"
The Canadian Kennel
and the American Kennel club consider the Landseer to be a
black-and-white colour variant of the black Newfoundland dog but in
some European countries the Landseer is recognized as a separate