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Entlebucher Mountain Dog Puppies
Description: 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.
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.
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 Dog
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