Once an Entlebucher has captured your heart, you will never be the same. These loyal, intelligent and easy-to-train dogs are not for everyone, but if you have found your way here, perhaps you are ready to be smitten by the smallest of the four tri-colored Swiss Mountain Dog breeds, which include the Bernese, the Greater Swiss and the Appenzeller.
Since 1996 I have had the great privilege of breeding these wonderful creatures for families across North America. Some of the earliest members of our extended “dog family” have contacted me years later, looking to adopt a second or even a third Entlebucher puppy to continue their love affair which began with the first one.
I invite you to peruse this website, and then listen carefully to your heart.
Please note: We do NOT dock tails and have not since 1997 in accordance with the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.
Arielle & Pepper on the left, Tara & Ivan on the right.
We will be welcoming a new litter of Entlebucher Mountain Dog puppies this winter from Moratel Spicy Pepper Caprica in late December. Sire is Moratel Ramses Finally Ivan. Puppies will be ready to go from late February 2016. The reservation list is still open but filling up quickly. Please contact us to schedule a telephone interview. Puppies can be picked up in Nova Scotia or shipped within Canada or the USA. Please inquire about requirements for air travel.
I had the great pleasure of attending the Entlebucher Beach Day in Connecticut. Jennifer Spirer and friends organized a NEMDA-sponsored gathering of Entlebucher owners and their canine companions starting out at Compo Beach in Westport, followed by a delicious potluck back at the Spirers with lots of ball chasing and a “My Dog Can Do That” competition. We renewed old friendships and made new ones, people and dogs alike! Looking forward to the National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association (NEMDA) national specialty and Entlefest planned for early September 2016 in Macungie Memorial Park near Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Entlebucher owners from the east coast of USA and Canada met in Connecticut with their dogs for a beach day followed by a potluck.
We will be welcoming two litters of Entlebucher Mountain Dog puppies this spring: one from Moratel Sweetie Josefina (Canada) in late May and the second from Sandy aka Lady du Bois du Foyard (Swiss) in early June. Sire of both litters is Ballyhara’s Koh-I-Noor (Slovakia) aka “Koko”. Puppies will be ready to go from late July 2014 to early August 2014. The reservation list is still open but filling up quickly. Please contact us to schedule a telephone interview. Puppies can be picked up in Nova Scotia, or safely shipped anywhere in North America. Upon request, special arrangements can be made for pick-up in the USA.
One of the requirements of ethical breeding is to have the dogs’ eyes examined annually by a certified veterinary ophthalmologist. I have been consulting for many years with Dr. Cheryl Cullen of Cullen-Webb Animal Eye Specialists in New Brunswick. Dr. Cullen travels to Halifax, Nova Scotia on a regular basis, saving the dogs and their people hours of travel. On April 6, we met Dr. Cullen at Fairview Animal Hospital where she performed the CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) exam on our seven dogs. The dogs’ eyes have an unusual appearance as they are temporarily dilated with drops.
From left to right: Janet with Paris, Greg with Salsa, Geoff with Sweetie and Sandy, Arielle with River and Albert with Pepper and Koko