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Entlebuch Mountain Dog

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 55 - 66 lbs.

Height: 19" - 20"

Life Span: 11 - 13 years

Health Problems: Sensitive to extreme heat

Origin: Switzerland

Also Known As: Entelbucher Sennenhund, Entelbucher Cattle Dog

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

The Entlebuch Mountain Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


This breed makes a loyal, loving companion.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Although its exact origin is unknown, the Entelbuch Mountain Dog is probably a descendant of the Mastiff. It is popular in Switzerland, but rarely seen outside of its native country. The breed was rescued from extinction by Franz Schertenleib, a Swiss dog breeder, in the late 1800s.

Pet Facts

This breed is the smallest of the Swiss Mountain Dogs.