The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has got the individualistic character of other herding dog breeds. But he still enjoys spending time with his humans, especially when he has work to do. He can be territorial and will bark to let you know about the visitors.


entlebucher mountain dog

Crucial Stats:

Dog Breed Group: Herding Dogs

Height: 1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight: 45 to 65 pounds

Life Span: 10 to 13 years


About Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a herding dog breed belongs to Switzerland regarding the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Appenzeller, and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog; of the four, Entle is the smallest. He is called Entle as his nickname.

He is well-known for his personable attitude, intelligence, loyalty and agility. The breed is self-confident and independent and yet he strongly bonds to his people and is happy to spend the day with his family. He has got the amazing energy to burn and just requires an owner who can make him do exercise vigorously around an hour of every day, or compete in dog sports like frisbee, tracking, or agility. He loves to have jobs to do like other smart working dogs, so begin training of this smart dog early, teaching him to collect dirty laundry, fetch your slippers, bring in the newspaper etc.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog can be territorial and will bark to make you realize the arrival of guests of the presence of strangers. He is reserved for the people he does not know. The breed requires early socialization to learn how to behave with other dogs and strangers like any dogs. He loves his kids and roughhousing but he must learn to get kind with little ones.



Males: standing 17 to 21 inches at the shoulder

Females: standing 16 to 20 inches

Weight: 45 to 65 pounds