meet theEntlebucher Mountain Dog


Training &Temperament

They may be reserved with strangers. Entles are an active, high energy and physical breed, with above average exercise requirements, so they are not a dog for the casual owner. Entlebuchers do best when they have a job. Although the Entlebucher loves and is devoted to children, his shepherding instincts can make integrating small children and a puppy a bit tricky. The Young Entle can become possessive and begin to consider children to be “his own” to herd and watch over. Being exceptionally strong for his size, the Entle can easily overwhelm a child. Very careful consideration should be taken when considering adding this breed to a family with small children.

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Did You Know?

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is AKC's 168th breed

At the April 2007 Board Meeting the Entlebucher Mountain Dog became eligible to compete in AKC Herding Events effective June 27, 2007.

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

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 2000.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain Dogs. The other three breeds are the Appenzeller Sennenhund, Bernese Mountain Dog and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

The breed originates from Entlebuch, a valley in the district of the Cantons Lucerne and Berne.

There are 2 popular pronunciations for Entlebucher: Ent'-lee-boo-ker or Entel-boo-ker.

One of the greatest qualities of this breed is its unwavering devotion to its master. The breed is territorial and slightly suspicious of strangers, making it a competent watchdog.

Entle's (referred to for short) have an impressive bark and are surprisingly strong for their size! They have a keen sense of social hierarchy and require a high level of early socialization and training.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black White & Tan 034
Black White & Yellow 435
Black 007


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Brown Markings 022
White Markings 014
Yellow Markings 107
Brown Markings 022