Entlebucher Mountain Dog
- Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossian breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
- Section 3 Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
- Without working trial
Male 44-52 cm Female 42-50 cm
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is recognized by the FCI Swiss breed (FCI Group 2, Section 3, Standard No. 47).
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is with a size of up to 52 cm and 20-30 kg weight of the smallest of the four Sennenhund breeds, which include the Appenzeller Sennenhund, the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog belong. His coat is short-haired, the top coat is short, close fitting, hard and shiny, dense undercoat, three colors: Basic color black with symmetrical as possible ( yellow to brownish- rusty red ) tan and white markings. The ears are pendulous, not too big; high and relatively wide set. Particularly striking is the unusually long and mostly strong back of the Entlebucher.
Not only in Switzerland has been banned for several years cropping rods. Therefore, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog wearing today a longer rod (straight, hanging, not curled like Appenzeller ). Almost 10 % of the Entlebucher come with congenital bobtail on the world.
The Entlebucher is a very lively and spirited dog who sometimes likes to bark. He is very quick and agile. Therefore, it is important to keep him busy enough. To this end, dog sports such as agility, grassroots or track work are particularly well suited. Entlebucher need a loving but strict upbringing. Therefore, they are only suitable for beginners.
Despite the small body size of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog join him on hip dysplasia (HD ) and hereditary eye diseases; primarily cataract ( cataract ) and Progressive Retinal Atrophy ( PRA).
Another frequently occurring in Entlebucher Mountain Dogs disease is the Goniodysplasie, a malformation of the anterior chamber angle in mind. This can cause the eye fluid can not drain properly and the eye pressure rises rapidly ( glaucoma). If the not recognized as quickly as possible, it can happen if it were severe that the dog is blind. The Goniodysplasie is hereditary, the exact mode of inheritance is not known. According to the guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology is a disqualifying fault of affected dogs is recommended.
The Kurzschwänzigkeit the Entlebucher Mountain dog is generally regarded as dominant over the normal tail length and is in the homozygous form a lethal factor. Short-tailed Entlebucher Mountain Dogs should not be bred together.