Issues of health (in general or specific diseases), temperament or working traits have prompted breed and national clubs to consider cross-breeding to improve the overall health and well-being of specific breeds. This approach is not without controversy and has met with opposition by some. Even proponents of the approach accept that it is a complex and challenging undertaken and not without risk. In this section we will highlight several areas, including: 1. Cross-breeding for health: kennel club and registry body approaches, and 2. Cross bred dogs: benefits, risks and controversies
Balanced, well constructed medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as still to reveal the body proportions. With medium bone.Balanced, well constructed medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as still to reveal the body proportions. With medium bone. Self-assured, calm, even tempered with high resistance against any provocation.
NOTE: LANDSEER ECT is not the same breed of dog as the black and white 'Landseer' Newfoundland
Newfoundland - Landseer History
Newfoundland, Landseer or both? Actually, there are 3 versions: The American Newfoundland Landseer, the European Newfoundland Landseer and the European Landseer ECT.
The USA (AKC) recognizes both European and American Newfoundland Landseers but does not recognize the 3rd version, the Landseer ECT, as a version of the Newfoundland or even as a breed.
The Newfoundland Club of America addresses the question: "What is an ECT?
ECT stands for "European Continental Type". ECT's or Landseer ECT's as they are sometimes called, resemble Landseers, but are different in type and temperament. An ECT is a little taller, a little less broad, and to the person familiar with Newfs, just looks "different" than a Newf. ECT's tend to have a more "active" personality, and require an owner ready to live with a large dog which is more assertive than a typical Newf."
"As of 1998, Every country except the U.S. and Canada recognize the ECT as a separate breed from the Newfoundland."