Alternative Names: Entlebuch mountain dog, Entlebucher
cattle dog, Entlebucher
Country of Origin: Switzerland
History: The Entlebucher
is the smallest of four Swiss dogs developed from a cross of Roman mastiffs and local Swiss working dogs. It was developed as a cattle drover, herder and guard dog.
Physical Description: This is a medium size, rectangular shaped dog with a flat skull; long, straight muzzle; and small, dark, brown eyes. The medium size drop ears are triangular and the nose is black. There is a deep chest and natural bob tail. The smooth, short coat is tricolor, with a black base and rust and white markings.
Height: 16 to 20 inches
Weight: 55 to 65 pounds
Temperament: This dog is easygoing, friendly, intelligent, and highly trainable.
Activity Level: Moderate
Best Owner: It does best with an experienced owner in a suburban or rural area.
Possible Health Concerns: Eye problems, orthopedic problems
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