Entlebucher Mountain Photo

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Breed Info & Pictures

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a medium-sized dog and the smallest herding dog in the Swiss Mountain Dog family. Similar in coloring to other Swiss Mountain Dogs, including the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Great Swiss Mountain Dog, the Entlebucher has a short, sleek, tri-color coat with black, white, and tan markings. The Entlebucher has a well-proportioned, flat head with small brown eyes and a long, powerful snout.

Entlebucher Mountain Fast Facts

Herding
11 - 15 years
Switzerland
1889
45 - 65 lbs
45 - 65 lbs
17 - 20”
17 - 20”
Entelbutcher Mountain Dog, Entalbutcher Mountain Dog, Entelboosher Mountain Dog
Sennenhund, small mountain dog, Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entelbuch Mountain Dog, Entelbucher Cattle Dog

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Temperament

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is intelligent and independent....

Although lovingly devoted to their family, the Entlebucher can be aloof even suspicious of strangers. As puppies, they should be thoroughly socialized to avoid any potential issues. The Entlebucher makes a wonderful watchdog, as theyre highly alert and will quickly raise the alarm should a stranger knock on your door.

Caring For a Entlebucher Mountain

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has a short, sleek, low-maintenance coat....

However, dont mistake the Entlebucher Mountain Dog for an apartment dweller. The Entlebucher is a high-energy, physical breed that requires frequent exercise. Although this is a small mountain dog, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not suitable for apartment living.

Entlebucher Mountain History

Breed History

All Swiss Mountain Dogs are believed to be descended from Molosser dogs, who came to Switzerland with the Romans in the first century....

In 1889, the Entlebucher was recognized as a separate breed. The breed was almost lost during the first World War. In 1927, sixteen Entlebucher Mountain Dogs emerged, and the breed was slowly restored in the coming years. The AKC recognized the Entlebucher Mountain Dog in 2011, although they are still considered a rare breed.