Entlebuch Cattle Dog


Entlebuch Cattle Dog - Group II. Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossoid breeds, Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs

General Appearance:

A lively, clever, friendly, lively, vivacious, confident, fearless, cheerful, keen, watchful incorruptible guard. Every strange person it notifies by the loud barking. Where it could be problem, it can be this tendency since early youth systematic, gentle but consistent banning. Of course, not only about the ban, and if you obey the dog must not only be properly praised, but also rewarded the best treats, which it loves and which get anywhere else than on this occasion. With people it knows it has a good relationship, it is friendly and affectionate to strangers is initially lightly until quite incredulous.

Temperament / Behaviour:

It is appropriate that the owner will introduce the dog strange people. With children it tolerates them very well, with dogs and others pets, however, it is used to. It is also suitable for beginners, its upbringing does not have any particular problems, but consistency is essential, as with all other breeds. It excels in coolness and optimism in the family raises its dedicated misconduct good mood.

Not permanently in outdoor pens, it needs to be "its pack," also likes sleeping near people. Locked in a kennel would be unhappy. It is good to train, as they liked to please it that practices but no any hard instructional techniques, with the drill. More it can be a good word (agreement) and warm encouragement always spoken voice of proper and clear intonation. It does not deserve if it is not successful, owner should not punished it.

It learns some special exercises or trains e.g. at competitions in agility or fly ball, bringing regular success, but short daily training. Dog sports satisfy it greatly because it is agile and clever, in addition to training to satisfy its demands on the move. It really needs a lot of short walks. If a reliable recall, it can be without a leash. It does not tend to move away from the owner, animal tracks they are not interested in. It is suited to the country, but not to the pen, let alone to shed bond on the chain (!), But also in smaller urban dwellings. Thanks to its size is not particularly space-consuming.


It's slightly smaller than a medium sized, compact body, slightly rectangular body frame. Height at withers related to the length of the body as 8: 10. It is agile and nimble. Height at withers , male from 44 to 50 cm, with a tolerance of up to 52 cm for females 42 to 48 cm, with a tolerance of up to 50 cm.

Head corresponds to the size of the total size of the body is wedge-shaped, dry. Skull should be above rather flat, relatively broad, broadest between the ears, toward the muzzle slightly tapering. When viewed from the side should be the top line on the imaginary extension of more or less parallel to the muzzle.

The nasal dorsum should be straight. Nose must be black, and when viewed in profile protrudes slightly over front edge of lips. They are not very significant, close to the jaw and teeth. Their edges are black. Jaws and teeth should be strong. Requires a regular and complete scissor bite, pincer is not tolerated. The absence of one or two first premolars (P1) is acceptable to the missing molars 3 (M3) is not taken into account.

The earlobes should not be too big; they are set high and relatively wide at the base, triangular, well rounded tops. The ear cartilage shall be well developed and strong. In repose hanging flat to the head, in the heat of passion at the base slightly lift and swivel forward.

The neck is of medium length, thick, dry and flows into the body. It must be sturdy, slightly elongated. The back should be straight, firm, broad relatively long. Loin: Strong, pliable, not too short. The croup is slightly sloping, long enough.

Tail forms a smooth continuation and either sagging or completely suspended. It is bobtail, but it can also be long. During the dog show time the long tail equivalent congenitally shortened.

The chest should be wide, long and deep so that it reaches to the elbows. The imaginary cross-section is oval. The chest is strong, ribs should be moderately rounded. Belly should be slightly tucked. The forelegs are properly muscled, but not coarse. Their attitude must be neither too narrow nor too wide. Loose parts of legs (from elbow to feet) are relatively short, sturdy, straight, parallel and perpendicular to the substrate. Shoulders should be muscular. Shoulders are long, oblique and lying close to the chest. Shoulder bones should be the same length or slightly shorter than shoulder blade.

Dewclaws should be removed except in countries where the act of law for the protection of animals is prohibited. Feet are round, with well arched tight toes. Pointing straight forward, they must be neither turned in nor out. Nails should be short and thick, padded strong and durable.

Movement must be spacious, relaxed and completely smooth. The hindquarters are abundant source of motive power forward (proper reflection). When viewed from the front and rear legs moving straight and parallel to the vertical longitudinal median plane of the body.

Coat colour is typical tricolour. The basic colour is black if possible symmetrically distributed tan (yellow to rust red) and white markings. The tan markings above the eyes, on the cheeks, on muzzle and throat, the front along the sides of the chest and on all four legs, while there has tan colour separating black from white. White blaze runs without interruption from top of head over bridge of nose and can wholly or partially cover muzzle. White "bib" stretches without a break from chin over throat to chest. White, all four paws and a long tail with white tip desirable. Undesirable but tolerated small white spot high on the neck, which may not be bigger than about half of the palm.