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Finnish Lapphund vs Kuvasz vs Entlebucher Mountain Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Finnish Lapphund Kuvasz Entlebucher Mountain Dog
OriginsFinland Hungary Switzerland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank173157152
Reviews010
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Other Names Lapinkoira, Suomenlapinkoira Hungarian Kuvasz Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entelbucher Cattle Dog, Entlebucher
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $600-$800 $500-$1200 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - Finnish Lapphund vs Kuvasz vs Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Size Medium Giant Medium
Weight 37-42 pounds (17-19 kg) Male: 106-137 pounds (48-62 kg), Female: 82-110 pounds (37-50 kg) 55-66 pounds (25-30 kg)
Avg. Weight 39.5 pounds (18 kg) Male: 121 pounds (40 kg), Female: 96 pounds (48,5 kg) 60.5 pounds (27.5 kg)
Height Female: 16–19 inches (41–47 cm), Male: 18–20 inches (46–52 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) 19-20 inches (48-51 cm)
Avg. Height Female: 16–19 inches (41–47 cm), Male: 18–20 inches (46–52 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Finnish Lapphund vs Kuvasz vs Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Coat Fluffy Dense Wavy Double Coarser Topcoat Moderately Harsh Slightly Stiff Finer Downy Undercoat Shiny
Colors Brown Tan Blonde Cream Wolf Sable Black White White Yellow Tan Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Kuvasz requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Finnish Lapphunds are heavy shedders.
Kuvaszs shed above average.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Finnish Lapphund vs Kuvasz vs Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Temperament Calm Faithful Keen Courageous Friendly Clownish Intelligent Patient Independent Loyal Protective Brave Fearless Self-Confident Faithful Dependable Agile Independent Selfish Confidence Devoted Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Kuvasz's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Finnish Lapphunds are easy to train.
Kuvaszs aren't famous for their trainability.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Finnish Lapphund is a playful breed.
Kuvaszs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Kuvaszs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Finnish Lapphunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Kuvaszs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Finnish Lapphunds need for social interaction is average.
Kuvaszs need for social interaction is average.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Finnish Lapphund is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Kuvasz barks occasionally.
Average: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Finnish Lapphunds are one of the best watchdogs.
Kuvaszs are one of the best watchdogs.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Finnish Lapphunds are average defenders.
Kuvaszs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Finnish Lapphund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Finnish Lapphunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kuvaszs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Finnish Lapphund is strong enough to escape from home.
Kuvaszs have average wanderlust potential.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Finnish Lapphunds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Kuvaszs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Finnish Lapphunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Kuvaszs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Finnish Lapphunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Kuvaszs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Finnish Lapphund vs Kuvasz vs Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Stranger Friendly
Finnish Lapphunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Finnish Lapphunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are kid-friendly dogs.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Finnish Lapphunds are average friendly towards cats.
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards cats.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Finnish Lapphunds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Finnish Lapphund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kuvasz is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Finnish Lapphunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Kuvaszs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Finnish Lapphunds are generally with other pets.
Kuvaszs are generally with other pets.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Finnish Lapphunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Kuvaszs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Finnish Lapphund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Kuvasz breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Finnish Lapphund vs Kuvasz vs Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Health Issues
Finnish Lapphunds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Kuvaszs are commonly healthy dogs.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Bloat Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Osteochondrosis Thyroid Disorder No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 11-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Finnish Lapphunds are high energy dogs.
Kuvaszs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Finnish Lapphunds need a lot of exercises.
Kuvaszs need a lot of exercises.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Finnish Lapphunds don't need too much sleep.
Kuvaszs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Finnish Lapphund can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Finnish Lapphund has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Finnish Lapphund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kuvasz is an average drooler.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Finnish Lapphund vs Kuvasz vs Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-9 puppies 8-12 puppies 7-8 puppies

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