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Entlebucher Mountain Dog Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Entlebuch Cattle Dog (Entlebucher Sennenhund)
Breed Group: Herding Group Height Male: 19-20 inches (48-51 cm.)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 19-20 inches (48-51 cm.)
Breed Origin: Switzerland Weight: 55-66 pounds (25-30 kg.)
Appearance
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund or Entlebucher Cattle Dog, is the smallest of the Swiss mountain dogs. Originally used as a watchdog to Roman nobility, the Entlebucher became known as the "dog of the Alpine herdsman" in Switzerland and was used as a cattle herding dog.
 

Temperament
This is a wonderful breed with all the intelligence, personality, agility and loyalty you could ask for rolled into a sturdy little package. It is important to make sure that this little herder is compatible with your personality and lifestyle, as this is a dog that will be happiest if it is by your side every waking hour. The Entlebucher, while being independent and self confident, is nonetheless very attached to its people, and must be made a part of the family. One of the greatest qualities of this breed is its unwavering devotion to its master. This is not a breed that will do well if left in the back yard, unless, of course, that is where the family is as well. The breed is territorial and slightly suspicious of strangers, making it a competent watch dog. They have an impressive bark and naturally announce the arrival of newcomers.

While they are naturally confident and social dogs, socialization and training is required. Entlebuchers are generally regarded as great dogs with children, although there may be exceptions. The additional time required to train a smart, willful dog is a major consideration for a busy parent. Due to the EntlebucherrâÂs keen sense of social hierarchy, the head of the household will need to be actively involved in the training. This is an active, physical breed and loves to play and rough house. Once trained to be gentle with children, however, an Entlebucher is an excellent play mate, and may even round up your kids like a small herd of cattle.

 
History
Originating from Entlebuch, a valley in the district of the Cantons Lucerne and Berne, the first description under the name; Entlebucherhund; dates from the year 1889. For a considerable time after that date, no difference was made between Appenzell and Entlebuch Cattle Dogs. In the year 1913, four examples of this small herding dog with congenital bobtail were exhibited at a dog show in Langentahal and introduced by Professor Albert Heim, the great patron of the Swiss Mountain and Cattle dog breeds. On account of the judgessâ reports, they were entered into the Swiss Canine Stud Book (SHSB as the fourth Mountain and Cattle dog breed). However, the first Standard was only completed in 1927. After August 28th, 1926, the date of the foundation of the Swiss Club of Entlebuch Cattle Dogs initiated by Dr. B. Kobler, this breed was promoted and continued as pure bred. As the small number of entries into the Swiss Stud Book shows, the breed developed only slowly. The Entlebuch Cattle Dog received renewed impetus when, apart from his hereditary qualities as a lively, tireless, driving dog, his outstanding suitability as a utility, as well as a companion, dog was proved. Today, still on a modest scale, this attractive tricolored dog has found admirer's and enjoys increased popularity as a family dog.
 
Health
Almost every breed of dog has some type of health problem that you should be aware of. In general, Entlebuchers are a very healthy breed. However, they can be afflicted with some genetic diseases. Due to this, it is extremely important that you ensure all necessary health checks have been done before purchasing, or breeding, an Entlebucher.
 
 
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National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association  
Entlebucher Mountain Dog Club of America  
Schweizerischen Klubs für Entlebucher Sennenhunde  
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Entlebucher Mountain Dog


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 3
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 4
Shedding? 1
Ease to Train? 5
Good with children? 5
 
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