Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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Breed group Working Size Large Life span Over 12 Years Exercise Up to 1 hour per day Grooming Once a week Coat length Short Coat sheds? Yes
The Entlebucher is a popular family dog in Switzerland.

They are the smallest of the Swiss Mountain Dogs. All four have the same sort of markings: mainly black with tan and white in particular areas. The Entlebucher's coat is close, harsh and shiny with a thick undercoat. They are a squarish, sturdy dog.

Their origins are uncertain but they were used as a cattle herding and general farm dog in Switzerland.

They are faithful, people-friendly, intelligent and eager to please. They tend to get on well with all people and other animals. They are agile and need regular outdoor exercise.

Their coat is quite easy to maintain with regular brushing. There are no known health problems.


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