Category: Herding Dogs
Facts about Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, "Scientific name for Entlebucher Mountain Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Also known as Entlebucher Sennenhund.
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of all the Sennenhunds. The Entlebucher Mountain Dog original origin is from Entlebuch, a valley in the district of the Berne and Cantons Lucerne. It is a very popular breed in Switzerland.
In Switzerland The Entlebucher Mountain Dog was used by farmers historically to herd cows from one pasture to another in the Alps and they were also used for herding horses and some other animals. The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a sturdy and strong dog that is endowed with typical working dog features. Its ears are small and triangular in shape. The head is proportional to the body and the skull is flat and strong. It has lively brown eyes and long jaw that is powerful and well formed. The feet of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed are compact. Its hips are broad and muscular. The tail of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is sometimes docked though this practice is prohibited in many countries.
The average height of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog male is 17 to 21 inches (43 to 53.3 cm)at the shoulder. The average height of the females are 16 to 20 inches (40.6 to 50.8 cm). The average weight is from 45 to 65 pounds (20.4 to 29.5 kg).
The coat of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is smooth, harsh and close with symmetrical markings of white, black and tan. The tan usually lies between white and black. The tricolor coat of Entlebucher Mountain Dog typically has white on the chest and the toes.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
An Entlebucher Mountain Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed is friendly and in love with people. These dogs are alert and always eager to please thus making great companions. In addition, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog are devoted and good natured however they are suspicious of strangers. However, the temperament of individual Entlebucher Mountain Dog may vary.
Health and Life Expectancy
The number one heath problems amongst Entlebucher Mountain Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Entlebucher Mountain Dog commonly suffers from congenital defects, Hemolytic anemia and hip dysplasia. The NEMDA (National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association is working in collaboration with other organizations to eliminate these health complications from this dog breed.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog have an average lifespan of about 10 to 14 years.
A Entlebucher Mountain Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Living Conditions and Grooming
Because of its nature, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed is not suitable for apartment life and also likes taking daily walks. It is easy to groom and with regular brushing it will stay in good shape.
If purchasing a Entlebucher Mountain Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog belongs in the Herding Group and in 2011 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Entlebucher Mountain Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Entlebucher Mountain Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Entlebucher Mountain Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Entlebucher Mountain Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Entlebucher Mountain Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot. The fear of a dog (Cynophobia).