At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 55 - 66 lbs.

Height: 19" - 20"

Life Span: 11 - 13 years

Entlebuch Mountain Dog

Also know as: Entelbucher Sennenhund, Entelbucher Cattle Dog

Group: Herding

Origin: Switzerland

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
This breed makes a loyal, loving companion.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Sensitive to extreme heat

Special Needs
Exercise: No special exercise requirements.

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


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