Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Breed History / Description

The Entlebucher is the smallest of the four breeds of Swiss Mountain Dog. He carries the same tricolour coat pattern, but his coat is close fitting and dense. His tail may be long or naturally bobbed. He was traditionally used as a herding dog bringing the cows down from the mountain pastures. 

He takes his name from the Entlebuch Valley in Switzerland and was first recognised as a separate breed in 1923 with the first Standard published in 1927.


Agile, alert, clever, high spirited. 


Self assured and fearless. Good natured, devoted to family but may be slightly suspicious of strangers.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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