Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Herding Group

Photos courtesy of Spencer Kennel

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain Dogs (Appenzeller, Sennenhund, Bernese Mountain Dog and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog ). This is breed is intelligent, personable, and loyal. 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. Yet it also wants to be independent and self confident. One of the greatest qualities of this breed is its unwavering devotion to its master. It should not be left in the back yard, unless, of course, that’s where the family is.

A competent watch dog with an impressive bark that will naturally announce the arrival of newcomers. While they are naturally confident and social dogs, socialization and training is required.  They are great children dogs once they’ve been socialized and trained to be around kids.  Its energy can sometimes turn playtime into roughhousing.  When you want the family in for dinner just send the Entlebucher out to round them up.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
The height and weight are given from the lowest for a female to the highest for a male.
Devotion to master
Short and dense Minimal Exercise at least an hour a day.  Owner needs to involved in any training.

Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Club of America

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