The Entelbucher Sennenhund has been around for a very long time – the pooch dates back to Roman Times. It’s said that Alexander the Great, one of the greatest military commanders of all time (presumed undefeated in battle as well), was first to introduce this Mastiff to the Romans as a guard dog. Mastiffs have the reputation of being giants, like the Neapolitan Mastiff and other war dogs popular during those times. The Entelbucher Sennenhund dog breed, on the other hand, wasn’t a giant – it’s relatively small considering the blood that it has in it. The weight of this pooch only ranged from 55 to 66 pounds, and stood anywhere from 19 to 20 inches.
The popular saying “tiny but terrible” applies to this canine – this dog breed is very brave and doesn’t “accept” bribes, making it an even better guard. The Entelbucher Sennenhund was also used by the Alpine herdsmen to control their herds; let’s just say that it made a pretty good sheepdog. Being well-built and agile made it very good at many physical tasks that it was made to carry out. These attributes, coupled with affection and playfulness, made it pass as a family pet with flying colors. Many people say that it is very loving and enjoys being a part of whatever physical activity its human owners would engage into.
It’s known for packing loads of energy and stamina, making it great as a jogging buddy, or even a hiking companion. Another good thing about it is that it usually stays calm and doesn’t show much signs of aggression unless provoked. In general, they don’t bark at people hysterically as another dog breed would – that is as long as they stay off its territory. But that isn’t much to worry about, because with the right dog training methods, you’ll be able to make it stop at your say so. After giving you the long and boring explanation of the Entelbucher Sennenhund dog breed, would you be interested in owning one? If so, there’s a few things to take in consideration before or if ever you decide to get one.
Climate, is something that’s kind of important to it – it prefers and does better in cold climate. But keeping it someplace warm won’t be too bad for it, as long as you provide it with enough shade and water. Next, they’ll need someone with a moderately active lifestyle – it’s best that it gets daily exercise, play, or go on casual strolls. It’ll also need an area outside the house (safely secured with adequate fencing pet up all around as to keep in from running off too far) for “breathing space”. Having it cooped up in an apartment, regardless of size, simply doesn’t cut it.
Basic dog grooming for this pooch would be brushing its coat occasionally and bathing only as needed. As for meals, they must be given nutritious dog food three times daily to help it digest it better. Training it won’t be hard – its an intelligent dog breed that’s very eager to learn, as long as the learning environment is kept fair and firm.
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