Monday, July 14, 2014

Rare Breed Monday: Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a Swiss breed belonging to the Swiss Mountain Dogs. It is also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, or Entlebucher Cattle Dog, and the name comes from the Entlebuch Valley

The three other breeds in the group of Swiss Mountain Dogs are the Appenzeller Sennenhund, Bernese Mountain Dog, and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. The Entlebucher is the smallest breed in the group, and is medium-sized, strong, and compact. Up until 1926 the Appenzell and Entlebuch cattle dogs were regarded the same breed, but ever since then they have been promoted as separate.

These dogs were historically used to move cows between pastures, but they have also been used for other larger animals, like horses. They're known for being intelligent, loyal, fast, and agile. A typical Entlebucher Mountain Dog is protective of the family and very devoted, energetic, active, and needs something to do. These dogs need a lot of exercise.

Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are strong for their size and do well in most sports. They are willing and enthusiastic partners for anything from jogging to agility.

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. They really have this distinct tricolor shade that I adore. Bernese Mountain Dog is the dog that I have and I can really the similarities of the breed, only the size and built is different. I’m sure these got the same mild temperament that families will surely love. If you want to know more about BMDs, you can check this one: