Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 4in - 1ft 8in
Weight: 45-65lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 13 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty1/5
  • Shedding Amount1/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need5/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Information

Entlebucher Mountain DogThis small, quick mountain dog is an enthusiastic, confident pet. One of the four breeds of mountain dogs developed by Swiss herders, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog features the striking tri-color coat these dogs are known for. They were bred to move cattle up and down the sloping hills of the region, and with this background, it’s no wonder the breed has exceptional agility and balance.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a high energy breed who likes to herd things – including kids –  so if you have a home with children, this might not be the best dog for you.

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Breed FAQs

Can Entlebucher Mountain Dogs be apartment dogs?

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Entlebucher Mountain Dogs be left alone?

While Entlebucher Mountain Dogs prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Entlebucher Mountain Dogs good with kids?

Entlebucher Mountain Dogs can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Entlebucher Mountain Dogs friendly with strangers?

Entlebucher Mountain Dogs tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Entlebucher Mountain Dogs get along with other dogs?

Typically, Entlebucher Mountain Dogs get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Entlebucher Mountain Dogs bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Entlebucher Mountain Dogs bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Entlebucher Mountain Dogs shed a lot?

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog rarely, or never, sheds. They're excellent for someone who doesn't want to clean up much dog hair.

Do Entlebucher Mountain Dogs need a lot of grooming?

With a Entlebucher Mountain Dog you won't need to dedicate any extra time to special grooming. Their coats are easy to deal with.

Do Entlebucher Mountain Dogs need a lot of exercise?

Expect Entlebucher Mountain Dogs to have high energy levels and need a lot of exercise. You'll need to find options to release this energy or they may exibit bad behavior.

Are Entlebucher Mountain Dogs easy to train?

Most Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Entlebucher Mountain Dogs handle cold weather?

Entlebucher Mountain Dogs do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Entlebucher Mountain Dogs handle hot weather?

Although Entlebucher Mountain Dogs can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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