Entlebucher Mountain Dog Dog Breed Description
The Entlebucher Sennenhund is a work dog that has ears which are shaped like triangles, and it also has small eyes which are brown in color. The skull is powerful and flat, and the jaws are powerful as well. The compact feet are designed to support the weight of this muscular dog. The Entlebucher Sennenhund has a smooth coat that should be black, white, or tan in color. It may also have patches which are a combination of these colors. The tail of these dogs will sometimes be docked, but it is not a standard for this breed. The Entlebucher Sennenhund is a moderate sized dog that will weigh up to 66 pounds, and it will stand at a maximum height of 20 inches.
These dogs originate in Switzerland, and are still rare outside the country. They were named after a place near the region of Lucerne. These dogs were bred to work in the mountains, and some believe that the Entlebucher Sennenhund is related to the Mastiff family, but little is known about its history. This breed nearly became extinct at one point, but was protected by Franz Schertenleib. Even though these dogs are rare, they are recognized by a number of different kennel clubs.
Also Known As
Entlebuch Cattle Dog
Entelbuch Mountain Dog
The Entlebucher Sennenhund is a dog that enjoys being around people. It is active and alert, andEntelbuch Mountain Dog it will work hard to please its master. It was bred to be a cattle driving dog, and it is often used to guard cattle as well. These dogs are excellent companions, and they are reliable to those that care for them.
There are no known health problems which are specific to this breed. The Entlebucher Sennenhund is a healthy dog that may get disorders which are common to all dog breeds. It has a maximum life expectancy of 15 years.
As the Entlebucher Sennenhund was bred to be a work dog, owners will want to make sure it gets good amounts of exercise. It should be taken on long walks, and it can also be unleashed to run as long as it is in a safe area. While these dogs can live in apartments, they may function better in a small to medium sized yard.
Special Grooming Needs
The Entlebucher Sennenhund has a coat which requires little maintenance. Owners will want to make sure it is brushed on a consistent basis, and this should be enough to groom it. These dogs will shed a standard amount of fur.