The smallest of the four Swiss mountain dogs, the naturally bobtailed Entlebucher is believed to have descended from cattle dogs brought by the Romans to Helvetia 2,000 years ago. The breed takes its name from Entlebuch in the canton of Lucerne. Also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, which means “dog of the Alpine herdsman,” the breed was used to drive cattle to market.
The breed is quiet and easygoing. Though independent and self-confident, they are very tuned to their owners. Entlebuchers are very aware of boundaries and are territorial and protective, but not aggressive. They delight in the company of people and are friendly with other dogs. An excellent loyal, family dog.
Entlebuchers make good obedience workers since they enjoy having a job to do. Owners report the breed loves heights and is fond of climbing and jumping. Lots of outdoor activity and exercise goes over well with this breed.
As adults, Entlebuchers stand 16-20 in (41-51 cm) at the shoulder and the sturdy dogs weigh 55-60 lb (25-27 kg).
The breed wears a short, hard coat with a natural sheen.
Like the three other Swiss mountain dogs, the Entlebucher is a tri-coloured dog. The ground colour is jet black with rich-rust and clear-white markings symmetrically placed.
The breed is exceptionally clean and requires little grooming but they enjoy it and demand their turn when others are groomed.
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