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Terranova Dog & Dogs

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HEIGHT: 70 cm
WEIGHT: 65 kg
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 - 15 years
CHARACTERISTICS of Terranova Dog & Dogs
The spectacular presence and physical aspect of this dog, together with its docility when treating its own, makes it a very desirable animal.
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The fact that its habitat is so close to water has made it an excellent swimmer which likes to submerge and enjoys baths.
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The character of a Terranova is extremely well balanced, which favors it when bonds its temperament with its physical strength to perform any task, which is normally used as a rescue dog.
In this aspect, it is worth mentioning that it's a natural in water, both rivers or the ocean. If the Saint Bernard in known for rescuing in the snow, the Terranova is known for its rescue missions in shipwrecks or any other kind of accidents on water.
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It is also well-known for its docility and affectionate character with the members of the family it lives with, especially the smaller ones.
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It is worth mentioning the zeal with which it employs when guarding its own territory, to the point where it turns aggressive and it shows itself much more ferocious than it really is.
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Its coat is oily and strong, long and very thick, which is why it needs special attention to keep it in perfect condition. It is recommended washing it too often, since it can weaken the hair roots. When it is bathed its important to make sure the water doesn't have a high level of bleach, since it could ruin the texture and color of the hair.
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It needs to be brushed carefully on a regular basis, with a metallic brush and its better if it's done against the hair growth to air out the undercoat and keep the coat shinier and healthy.
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Since its natural habitat is close to water, a basic component in its diet is fish, although it won't refuse special well varied treats and loaded with vitamins that fortify its body.
DESCRIPTION of Terranova Dog
Well proportioned dog, that impresses with its strength and great activity. Massive skeleton, although it doesn't give the appearance of being heavy or inactive. Noble, majestic and powerful. Great load dog and water, with a rescuing instinct and unselfish partner. With an exceptionally sweet and docile character.
HEAD:
The head is wide and massive; the occipital protuberance is well developed; not very visible stop; the snout is short, clearly marked and fairly square, covered with short fine hair.
EYES:
Small, dark brown, fairly deep set, without visible conjunctives; well separate.
EARS:
They're small, inserted backwards, aplomb on the skull, placed against the head and covered with short hair without locks.
MOUTH:
It has a soft mouth; the teeth are well covered by the lips; the scissor like a articulation is preferred; meaning, the upper incisors cover the lower ones with a very slight contact and are placed at a right angle with the jaw; however, tong incisors are accepted.
NECK:
Strong, well implanted on the shoulders.
BODY:
Developed ribs; wide back with a straight upper line; strong and muscular.
CHEST:
Well descending and fairly wide.
FRONT EXTREMITIES:
Straight front legs, well muscled; the elbows adapt well to the body and are fairly low.
BACK EXTREMITIES:
Well built and strong. Cow like hocks. Spurs must be removed.
FEET:
They're large, and very well formed. They shouldn't flattened or crooked.
TAIL:
Moderate length, slightly passing the hock, of good thickness, well covered with hair, but not forming a flag (without fallen locks). When the dog stands, it forms a small curl at the extremity. When in movement it carries slightly lifted. When the dog is excited, it carries it straight with only a slight curb at the tip. The curved or curled tail over the back isn't tolerated.
HAIR:
Double, flat and thick, with a rough texture, naturally oily, waterproof. Brushed against the hair, the hair goes back to its position naturally. The front has a good amount of hair. The whole body is well covered with hair but it doesn't for a bulge on the chest, The buttocks has small bangs.
COLOR:
The only colors that are accepted are the following:
Black
Jet matt black that can have a bronze shade; white splotches on the chest, toes and the tip of the tail are accepted.
Brown
It can be chocolate or bronze; besides the color, brown dogs are identical to the black ones, white splotches on the chest, toes and the tip of the tail are accepted.
Landseer
Only black and white is accepted; a black head is preferred with a white lock and the coat is spread about with black hindquarters reaching the tail; the clarity of the spots must be paid attention to, splotches are a defect.
MOVEMENT:
Loose movement with a slight balance. When in action the front fingers are slightly inwards, which is accepted.
SIZE:
Cross height 71 cm is the male average and for females 66 cm.
The average weight is 64 to 69 kg for males and 50 to 54 kg for females.

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