Our Entlebucher mountain dog, Nanda Devi
Posted by sibylle in Uncategorized (Monday May 11, 2009 at 3:20 pm)

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Nanda Devi is an Entlebucher Sennenhund, a type of Swiss Mountain Dog. There are four breeds of Swiss Mountain dogs, from the largest, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Appenzeller and the smallest, the Entlebucher Sennenhund (the last two are named after the region of Switzerland from which they come).

We bred her in June and expect puppies in August, which will be ready for new homes in October. If you are interested in puppies, please see the National Entlebucher Mountain dog Association  (NEMDA) web page for our contact information.

We used Holden von Brunswick (Joey) as the stud.   I’ll put his photo on our “puppy” page, since he’s the expectant Dad.


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Nanda with her friend Earl


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Hiking in Colorado’s Indian Peaks

14 comments for Our Entlebucher mountain dog, Nanda Devi »

  1. Do you have puppies, older puppy or rescue Entle?

    Comment by Nicail — June 10, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  2. Nanda Devi went into heat on June 9 and we plan to breed her in 9 - 15 days. We expect puppies about two months after that.

    Comment by sibylle — June 10, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

  3. Hello,
    Is Nanda good with children?How about her friend Earl? We have three children ages 2, 4 1/2 and 8 and looking for the perfect family dog. I have read about Entlebucher as a breed but i know a lot depends on the parents as well. What about their size?
    We also live in Houston with pretty hot summer season would they do Ok here?
    How much excercise do they require a day?

    Thank You for Your response,
    Best Regards,


    Comment by Georgina Bruckner — June 28, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

  4. My son grew up with Nanda and was 12 when we got her; about 6 when we got our first Entlebucher. They are perhaps not as patient and tolerant as our St. Bernard was - Tristan used this dog as a combination jungle gym, walker, and pillow.
    Nanda weighs about 55 pounds, but is short and stocky, not tall and rangy. Boulder gets quite hot in the summer so we cool our house and she stays indoors (as do I!) in the hottest part of the day.
    They are a working breed and do best with regular activity; maybe at least a short walk in the morning and evening.

    Comment by sibylle — June 29, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

  5. […] We mated our Entlebucher bitch, Nanda Devi with  Holden von Brunswick (Joey). Below are more photos of Joey. […]

    Pingback by Fun Climbs Around The World » Entlebucher puppies from Nanda Devi — July 13, 2009 @ 9:10 am

  6. Hi, do you currently have any puppies left for sale? I live in Ontario, Canada…is it possible to ship or is it not good for the dog?

    Please e-mail me at jpdigen@rogers.com

    Comment by JP — August 28, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  7. Do you have any puuppies available? Please email me.

    Comment by alyson foust — August 29, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

  8. Sorry, we have no puppies available for sale this time. We hope to breed Nanda again, and may have puppies then.

    Comment by sibylle — August 29, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

  9. we’re interested in adding an Entlebucher to our family and had some questions. If you can help us or refer us, can you please contact us?

    Comment by melanie — September 4, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

  10. Hi!
    I’m writing from Italy.
    Me and my wife would really love to add an entlebucher to our growing family, but at this point we were unable to find a breeder in Italy or switzerland.
    I read in one of your posts in the “I ♥ Entlebucher Sennenhunds” group on facebook, that you bought your entlebucher in switzerland. Could you share with me the contacts of the breeder?
    Thank you really much!

    Comment by Federico — September 7, 2009 @ 4:29 am

  11. Hi. I have the same story as everyone else. I have fallen in love with the Entles just through researching them online, but I cannot find any puppies available to buy. Any ideas?

    Comment by Stacey O'Quinn — November 12, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

  12. I was on a Swiss breeder’s waiting list for two years before I bought Nanda. Find a breeder near you, or in Switzerland, and ask them to put you on the waiting list for a puppy.

    Comment by sibylle — November 13, 2009 @ 8:45 am

  13. Hi Sibylle- I’ve been searching for local Entles we might be able to meet… as you know they’re few and far between. Would you mind telling me what part of CO you’re in and if you’d be willing to share your wonderful Nanda for maybe 30 minutes some afternoon? thanks so much!!

    Comment by Leah Ashley Esser — July 14, 2011 @ 9:34 am

  14. Leah, I’m in Summit County. check the Entlebucher Mountain Dog web site for other Entles in Colorado - i know one in Boulder, several in Denver, and one in Colorado springs.

    Comment by sibylle — July 14, 2011 @ 9:48 am

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