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Entlebucher Mountain

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Dog Breed Group
Herding Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Switzerland; originates from Entlebuch, a valley in the district of the Cantons Lucerne and Berne 
Color
Tri-colored black, white and rust with symmetricalmarkings on the toes, chest and blaze; the rust always lies between theblack a 
Coat
Short,thick, hard, glossy coat. 
Temperament
Lively, high spirited, self-assured and fearless. Good tempered and devoted towards people familiar to him. Slightly suspicious  
Good with Children
excellent around children 
Grooming Needs
Weekly brushings are needed. 
Average Size - Male (in)
16-22 
Average Size - Female (in)
16-22 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
55-70 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
55-70 

Breed Description

The Entlebucher was originally used as a watchdog after being introduced to the Roman nobility by Alexander the Great. They were eventually brought into Switzerland andused primarily by Alpine herdsman to drive cattle. Friendly, with pleasant personalities, Entlebuchersenjoy being around people, and other dogs. Easygoing and loyal, Entlebucher are known to become very attached to theirowners. They are exceptionally clean and require little grooming. Overall, these rare, beautifuldogs are wonderful pets.

Breed Infobits

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund and the Entlebuch Cattle Dog.

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