The Entlebucher Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain is the best first point of contact if you are looking for a puppy from a responsible breeder in the UK. All Club breeders work to very high breeding standards – higher than those required by the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme.

Dogs breeding within the Club must not only undergo health testing for progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, hip dysplasia, heart murmurs, ectopic ureter and undertake a gonioscopy but will then only be mated with dogs whose own results are a good match. [Following the advice of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists we do not breed from dogs who show as ‘severely affected’ on the gonioscopy test, which can give an indication of glaucoma in the line.]

In addition to the health tests , all dogs breeding under the Club undergo both a character test and conformation to breed standard. This is to ensure that in all regards we are able to produce dogs which remain true to their original type and fit for their original purpose – which of course is what made the breed what it is today.

The Club’s requirements are higher than those asked for by The Kennel Club and follow the pattern set by the Swiss breed club, which is the custodian of the breed worldwide.

If you are interested in being added to the puppy waiting list then please email the Entlebucher Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain on The puppy waiting list is held centrally to ensure that everyone enthusiastic about this beautiful breed has a fair chance of obtaining a dog.

Owning an Entlebucher is a joy but also a serious commitment. Dogs can vary in energy levels from those requiring relatively little exercise to those who need a good hour a day of free running. Although they can live happily in the city, they are better suited to the countryside.

Adults weigh between 23 and 30kg and with their broad chests, developed for pulling carts, they can be very strong. They are also the most loyal and affectionate breed of dog I have ever met and like nothing more than to be close to their prime carer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They need little grooming and tend to keep themselves very clean. They do shed twice a year and some brushing at those times will be beneficial.

They learn quickly and respond well to good training classes. They also love agility and any opportunity to work.

To learn more about the breed, please read the book that I have written which covers all aspects of the breed from its history to care and welfare. You can find it HERE