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Entlebucher Mountain Dog (Imp)


Illustration of Entlebucher Mountain Dog (Imp)

The Entlebucher is the smallest of the four breeds of Swiss Mountain Dog. He carries the same tricolour coat pattern, but his coat is close fitting and dense. His tail may be long or naturally bobbed. He was traditionally used as a herding dog bringing the cows down from the mountain pastures.

He takes his name from the Entlebuch Valley in Switzerland and was first recognised as a separate breed in 1923 with the first Standard published in 1927.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 12 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Working Breed Group

Over the centuries these dogs were selectively bred to become guards and search and rescue dogs. Arguably, the working group consists of some of the most heroic canines in the world, aiding humans in many walks of life, including the Boxer, Great Dane and St. Bernard. This group consists of the real specialists in their field who excel in their line of work.

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