- Breed: Entlebucher Mountain Dog
- Group: Herding
- Height: 16-21"
- Weight: 50-65 lbs
- HypoAllergenic: No
- Coat: Dense, Short, Smooth
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Named after a river in Switzerland, the Entlebucher Moutain Dog is one of four Swiss Mountain Dogs. Originally a herding dog for Swiss farmers, the Entlebucher is stocky and agile—perfect for climbing steep mountains and dodging kicks from cattle.
The Entle is an intelligent, high-energy dog with a strong personality and is not recommended for inexperienced owners.
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Enthusiastic: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a herding dog that loves to work. It is said that this dog will leap up and body slam a stubborn cow to make it move!
High Energy: The Entlebucher, or Entle, may overwhelm inexperienced owners with her energy, intelligence, and strong personality. The Entle needs tasks to do, lots of exercise, and plenty of interaction with her owners. This dog will not be happy left home alone for long periods of time.
Smart: Entles are intelligent and independent problem solvers. They can be trained to complete many tasks, games, and tricks. Without enough mental stimulation, they will become destructive. They excel at many canine sports.
Happy: This dog has been given the nickname “der Lachen Hunden” or “Laughing Dog” because of his love for life and work.
Protective: Entles are vigilant, loyal, and protective of their family and property. For this reason, it’s essential for your Entle to be socialized from a young age so they can become comfortable and well-behaved around pets, children, and new people.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, also called Entlebucher Sennenhund or Entlebucher Cattle Dog, originates in Switzerland, in the valley of the Entlebuch River.
Entles were bred to be all-purpose farm dogs, with their main job being to herd cattle up steep mountains to pasture during the summer and bring them back to the farm for winter. This is why Entles have a long and low physical build—it enables them to move quickly around cattle (and away from any kicks), as well as keep their balance on steep slopes.
The Entle is an exuberant dog who loves to work and play and has earned the nickname “der Lachen Hunden,” or “Laughing Dog.”
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is one of four Swiss Mountain Dogs. The other Swiss Mountain dog breeds are The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, The Bernese Mountain Dog, and the Appenzeller Sennenhund. The Entle is the smallest of these four breeds.
These Swiss Mountian Dog breeds are descendants of Molossus-type dogs brought by the Romans. It is thought that these Swiss Mountain Dogs also have Saint Bernard and Rottweiler in their ancestry.
The Entle was added to the AKC registry in 2011. Today, the Entle ranks number 173rd out of dog breeds registered with AKC.
You can visit National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association to learn more about this breed.
Male Entlebucher Mountain Dogs measure 17-21 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh 50-65 pounds. Females measure 16-20 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh 40-55 pounds. The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest and quickest of the Swiss Mountian dog breeds.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, or Entles, usually live for 11-13 years.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, also called Entlebucher Sennehunds, have short, muscular bodies.
Like other Swiss Mountain Dogs, they have a beautiful tricolor coat of black, white, and tan. They have a black back and a white chest with patches of brown or tan on their legs, face, and chest.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, or Entle, has a dense, short coat that doesn’t take a lot of grooming. A quick wipe-down with a damp cloth to remove dirt will keep them clean between bathes.
The Entle does shed quite a bit because of its thick double coat, and you’ll want to keep a regular brushing schedule to keep shedding to a minimum.
Your Entle will also need its nails trimmed and teeth brushed regularly.
Entlebuchers are usually a fairly healthy breed, but it’s important for dog owners to be aware of conditions that may affect their dog.
One condition that can affect Entles is a urinary syndrome. They are also at risk for cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy.
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia in Entlebucher Mountain Dogs
Like all dog breeds, Entles are at risk for hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues in dogs.
Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the thigh bone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip and can result in limping, lameness, or arthritis if it’s not addressed.
Hip and elbow dysplasia can be genetic, or it can be caused by environmental factors such as overeating or injuries.
Here are some ways to prevent hip dysplasia in your puppy:
- Ask the breeder for an OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Hip Clearance. Dogs with hip dysplasia shouldn’t be bred.
- Talk to your vet about the right food for your puppy and stick to the correct amount to prevent unhealthy growth.
- Keep your puppy from running or jumping excessively on hard surfaces and from standing on its hind legs.
Bloat, a Life-Threatening Condition in Entlebucher Mountain Dogs
Bloat, also called gastric dilatation-volvulus or gastric torsion, can affect any large breed, or deep-chested dog and is a life-threatening condition.
Bloat is when the stomach becomes twisted, and the gases in the stomach are unable to escape. The pressure from these gases affects the blood flow to the heart, and it can be fatal.
To prevent bloat:
- Avoid feeding your dog right before or after heavy exercise.
- Feed them a few smaller meals a day instead of one large meal to prevent bloat.
- Learn to recognize the symptoms of bloat so you can take action immediately.
Some owners choose to have surgery done to tack their dog’s stomach in place and prevent it from twisting.
Protect Your Dog from Obesity
You can protect your dog from one of the most common health problems: obesity. One of the best ways to extend your dog’s life is by feeding them the correct amount of food and giving them adequate exercise.
First of all, what causes allergies?
Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the fur that dogs shed.
Entlebucher Moutain Dogs are moderate to heavy shedders and are not considered an allergen-friendly breed. Allergens can be lowered with regular brushing and bathing.
If you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your health provider before adopting a puppy.