Thinking about purchasing an Entlebucher Mountain Dog? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Entlebucher Mountain Dog owner; properly feed your new dog, house them comfortably and train them in basic obedience.
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Entlebucher Mountain Dog and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Entlebucher Mountain Dog Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Entlebucher Mountain Dog and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Entlebucher Mountain Dog Profile
Named for the town of Entlebuch in Lucerne, Switzerland, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of four Swiss cattle driving breeds of the same lineage. Among them are the Appenzell Mountain Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Friendly, clean and only barking for a reason, the Entlebucher is an ideal family pet. They get along with other animals and children, and are rather easy to care for. They make excellent working dogs, bred for pulling carts and herding. They love to have a job to do. This breed is not for those who like to leave home often, as they do not do well in the backyard or by themselves. They love human companionship and thrive off of it. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are easygoing, intelligent and very trainable. They are eager to serve and help out. Some owners say their Entlebuchers enjoy heights, climbing atop their dog house, tables or whatever they can find "perhaps looking for the Alps." They are very playful, and with proper training are well suited for children. Entlebuchers need training and socialization from puppyhood, but once attained, do very well with others. They are protective, but not aggressive. They are a short, medium-sized breed with a muscled appearance. They have triangular drop ears, with a straight muzzle and a flat skull. Their eyes are dark brown, and their bodies resemble the appearance of a mastiff. Entelbucher's tails are naturally docked. They come in tricolors, and are a handsome breed. Entelbuchers are perfect for the loving family with a job for them to do.
Other Names: Entelbucher, Entelbucher Sennenhund, Entelbucher Cattle Dog
Height: 16 - 20
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are black and tan with white on their toes, tail tip
and chest. They also have a white blaze. The tan is always between the black
Mountain Dogs are affectionate, friendly and playful. They are a hard working
breed, but love to be with their masters. Some have been recorded to die "of
a broken heart" when their owners have died, so closely do they bond with their
family. Needless to say, they are not good backyard or 'leave-at-home' dogs.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs love heights, as they will climb certain heights to
enjoy the view. They are obedient, easy to keep, and easygoing. They are intelligent
and highly trainable. They are good-natured and self-confident. Entlebucher
Mountain Dogs tend to be protective of their space, but not aggressive. They
can work independently, and are sensitive to their owner's feelings. They are
loyal and agile, following their masters to the death. They can be suspicious
of strangers and a good watch dog. They bark, but only for good reason. Entlebucher
Mountain Dogs are good with children as long as they are taught to be gentle,
as this breed likes to rough-house.
Watch-dog: High. They alert
their owners to any strange occurrences with a loud bark.
Entlebucher Mountain Dog Care
and Exercise: Entlebuchers require minimal care. They need regular
grooming with a bristle brush, but do not need much more than that. Although
they do not need it, they tend to want it. If others are being groomed, the
Entlebucher Mountain Dog will demand its own turn. Exercise should be regular
walks or training. They tend to become chubby if not regularly exercised.
Entlebucher Mountain Dog Health Issues: Certain inbreeding that occurred in 1900s has caused a few congenital defects such as hip dysplasia and Hemolytic anemia. Other health concerns include eye problems and orthopedic problems.
Life Span: 11 - 13 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Stock Service - not yet eligible for the AKC)
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs
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