Entlebucher Mountain Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

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OriginSwitzerland flagSwitzerland
Other Names
What other names does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog have?
Entelbucher Cattle DogEntlebucherEntlebucher Sennenhund
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is an Entlebucher Mountain Dog?
$1000-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Entlebucher Mountain Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Entlebucher Mountain Dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Entlebucher Mountain Dog gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Entlebucher Mountain Dog? How many Entlebucher Mountain Dog are there in the world?
Frequent: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Size

Size
Is an Entlebucher Mountain Dog small, medium or large dog?

How big do Entlebucher Mountain Dog get?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog weigh? How much should the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed weight? What is the normal weight of an Entlebucher Mountain Dog?
55-66 pounds (25-30 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Entlebucher Mountain Dog?
60.5 pounds (27.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Entlebucher Mountain Dog? Entlebucher Mountain Dog height:
19-20 inches (48-51 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Entlebucher Mountain Dog?
19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Shiny
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Entlebucher Mountain Dog's coat?
WhiteYellowTanBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Entlebucher Mountain Dog and how often?
Effortless: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Entlebucher Mountain Dog is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Entelbucher Cattle Dog?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Entlebucher Mountain Dog every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AgileIndependentSelfishConfidenceDevotedLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Entlebucher Mountain Dog? Is the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Entlebucher Mountain Dog obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Entlebucher Mountain Dog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Entlebucher Mountain Dog a good family dog?
Average to High: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Entelbucher Cattle Dog need? Entlebucher Mountain Dog social needs:
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Entelbucher Cattle Dog bark?
Average: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Entlebucher Mountain Dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Entlebucher Mountain Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Entlebucher Mountain Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Entlebucher Mountain Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Entelbucher Cattle Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Entlebucher Mountain Dog? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Entlebucher Mountain Dog? How much bite force does an Entlebucher Mountain Dog have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Entlebucher Mountain Dog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog do?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Entlebucher Mountain Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Entlebucher Mountain Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Entlebucher Mountain Dog roam?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Entlebucher Mountain Dog have high prey drive?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Entlebucher Mountain Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Entlebucher Mountain Dog indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Entlebucher Mountain Dog be left alone?
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.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Entlebucher Mountain Dog temperament with other people:
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Entlebucher Mountain Dog temperament with children:
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed live with a cat?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Entlebucher Mountain Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs get along with other dogs?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Entlebucher Mountain Dogs good office dogs? Do Entlebucher Mountain Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Entlebucher Mountain Dogs be office dogs?
No
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Entelbucher Cattle Dog temperament with senior people? Are Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Entlebucher Mountain Dog see the vet?
Average
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs live? How old can a Entlebucher Mountain Dog be? What is the age limit of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog? How many years can the oldest Entlebucher Mountain Dog live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Entlebucher Mountain Dog?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Entlebucher Mountain Dog: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog have? What is the activity level of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Entlebucher Mountain Dog need? How much exercise do Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs require per day?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed need?
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Entlebucher Mountain Dog need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Entlebucher Mountain Dog? How much food should I feed my Entlebucher Mountain Dog?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Entlebucher Mountain Dog risk for obesity:
Average: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Entlebucher Mountain Dog's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
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
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Entlebucher Mountain Dog drool?
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Entlebucher Mountain Dog.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Entlebucher Mountain Dog be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Entlebucher Mountain Dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Entlebucher Mountain Dog be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Entlebucher Mountain Dog be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Entlebucher Mountain Dog be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Entlebucher Mountain Dog be a boat dog?

Not really

Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Entlebucher Mountain Dog be a drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Entlebucher Mountain Dog dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Entlebucher Mountain Dog pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Entlebucher Mountain Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Entlebucher Mountain Dog have in a litter? How many puppies can the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Entlebucher Mountain Dog have? How many puppies can an Entlebucher Mountain Dog give birth to?
7-8 puppies

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Recognition

AKC Group
Is Entlebucher Mountain Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Is Entlebucher Mountain Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs section.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed in the home.
  • Mouthiness: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: 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.
  • Office Friendly: Entlebucher Mountain Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Entlebucher Mountain Dog Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Hugo

    Aug 25, 2022, 7:00:26 AM:

    Sweet, good looking dog that need a lot of exercise. Very easy to train and has a will to please. Stop promoting them as guard dogs. He starts wagging his tail and getting excited when a stranger is at the gate. Other breeds guard more naturally