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Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Alternative names
Entlebucher Sennenhund
Entelbuch Mountain Dog
Entelbucher Cattle Dog
Country of origin
Switzerland
Common nicknames
 
Classification and breed standards
FCI: Group 2 Section 3 #47  
AKC: Working (FSS)  
CKC: Group 3 - Working Dogs  
UKC: Guardian Dogs  
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct
Notes
 

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a breed of dog in the Swiss mountain dog family of breeds. It is also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entelbuch Mountain Dog, Entelbucher Cattle Dog and similar combinations. This breed was used originally for driving and guarding cattle.

Appearance

Entlebuchers are always tricolor (black, tan, and white). For show dogs, the markings should be symmetrical. The dog weighs 55-60 pounds (25-30 kg) and stands about 19 to 20 inches (48-51 cm) at the shoulder.

Temperament

These muscular dogs are good guard dogs but are also excellent with children.

History

Entlebucher with a favorite toy Entlebucher with a favorite toy

Like all of the Swiss mountain dogs, its origins are ancient, probably dating back to Roman times, but today's breed standards were solidified in the 1800s when Franz Schertenleib made a concerted effort to track down, identify, and breed this small mountain dog. The breed is named for the Swiss town of Entlebuch in Lucerne.


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