American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Entlebuncher Cattle Dog


History

Developed prior to the 1800s in Switzerland, the Entlebuncher Cattle Dog is the smallest of all Swiss mountain breeds. Til today, little is unknown of the creation of this breed other than Romans were who first bred this breed and this dog was used for guarding and herding. It is also believed that this breed has Mastiff bloodlines within it.

Appearance

Both males an females measuring 19-20 inches in height and weighing in between 55-66 pounds in weight, the Entlebuncher Cattle Dog is a medium sized pup. With a wedge shaped head, two pendant shaped ears hang beside their face. Two round eyes available in a light to dark brown in color. This breed has a single layer coat that is soft to the touch and is only available in a tri color coat of tan, white and black. Overall, the Entlebuncher Cattle Dog is built lean and muscular.

Temperament

A wonderful companion to add to your family or farm, the Entlebuncher Cattle Dog is friendly, social, alert and loving. This breed requires an owner who uses positive reinforcement training methods only. Suited for both apartment and country living situations as long as he or she receives a longer daily walk as well as other playtime activities. Be sure to teach your pup rules and boundaries within the home.

Grooming

Daily brushing and bathe when needed. This breed is an average shedder.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about this breed prior to adding one to your family to ensure a life long commitment to your new pup. A properly installed fence is highly recommended for this breed to allow him or her to roam freely and safely while outdoors. Do not add this breed to your home unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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