Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
Dating back to Roman times, this ancient breed is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain Dogs. Used by Alpine herdsmen to drive cattle, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog was also used as a companion and guardian. This working breed is extremely rare in both Europe and the United States.

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Character
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is of medium-size, muscular, sturdy, and compactly built. This breed is agile, alert, and deft. Entlebucher Mountain Dog's possess a friendly and clever expression as well as strength and stamina.

Does your Entlebucher Mountain Dog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed is not recommended for first time dog owners. They are friendly, loyal, and form close attachments to their family. They do not do well if bored or isolated and prefer to be with their family. The Entlebucher Mountain Dog does best in a home with older considerate children. They do well with other dogs and household pets. This breed is protective of family, home, and territory and will alert to danger or their suspicions by barking.
Care
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog does not do well in warm climates. Occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush to remove loose and dead hair is recommended. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to not over-feed this breed, clip nails regularly, and provide dental hygiene. They are prone to such health issues as PRA, cataracts, and hip dysplasia.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The coat of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is glossy, hard, thick, and short. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
Entlebucher Mountain Dog's are stubborn, strong-willed, and requires constant training with a skilled owner. Early socialization and obedience training are an absolute must. The Entlebucher is intelligent and eager to please. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Entlebucher Mountain Dog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not recommended for apartment living or sedentary owners. This breed requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. Entlebucher Mountain Dog's enjoy such family activities as jogging, walking, and frisbee. They do best with a large securely fenced yard or rural setting with a job to do. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
55-60 lbs
Height
16-20 inches
Color(s)
Tri-Color; Black with symmetrical white and rust markings.

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Entlebucher Mountain Dog Questions

Would summers in Utah be too hot for the Entlebucher Mountain Dog?

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I know that there are two Entlebucher BCOE breeders within Utah.

Does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed like to roam on its own when alone?

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We've had our Entlebucher puppy for 8 months, he'll be a year in January. He doesn't really roam around when alone, he'll be looking for his family, like sitting at the door waiting for you to return. He is really a great dog, but be prepared for a wild ride, he's got more energy than any dog I have ever seen, but he adores his family and will do anything to get to them and protect them.

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