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Jaylah running in the snow at 10 wks old

Current News

Jaylah finished her AKC Conformation Championship (CH) October 21, 2017 at the Prairieland Classic Shows in Springfield Illinois under Judge Sulie Greendale-Paveza! With style and flair, she went on to earn her first Grand Championship points the next day. Jaylah makes her Czech mark known where ever she goes, she's one special girl!

Jaylah turned 1 year old September 26th. We hope Jaylah will boldly go... to carry forward our next generation of ExcelEnts!

Data top entle

What's New

Data earned his Grand Champion (GCH) title at the Kenosha Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation show September 10, 2017! He also earned another Herding Group 3 Placement along the way at the Elgin Kennel Club August 26, 2017 under Judge Jimmy Moses.

Data is still the only Entlebucher to now hold higher level dual Championship titles (MACH2 & GCH)! A truly amazing dog!

Kai racing thru tunnel

Recent Events

Team Kai earned their Master Century Standard (MXC) title June 4, 2017 in Green Bay under judge Greg Beck.

Kai/Patrick took 3rd place overall in the 16" class at the 2016 AKC Agility Invitationals in Orlando Florida! Kai is now the highest placing Entlebucher in a National event, earning a place in the AKC record books!


Data has accomplished 2 historic firsts for the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed!
May 10, 2017 at Hartman Creek State Park in WI, Data earned the 1st AKC Tracking Dog (TD) title running a beautiful Novice track in 6 minutes under judges: Inge Suchanek and Eibhlin Glennon. We drew track #2 on a gorgeous spring morning... we could not have asked for better! We train with a wonderful tracking group at Hartman's Creek on Thursdays. The field our track was laid in, is one of my favorites. I have laid tracks in that same field for others who have tested in the past so I felt very confident going into that test with my awesome partner. Data rocked that track!
Tracking Success- Entlebucher Data's title photo
By earning his TD May 10th, he also achieved the history making Entlebucher 1st AKC Versatile Companion Dog (VCD1) title. VCD is the prestigious designation earned by dogs that successfuly compete in Obedience, Agility and Tracking. Achieving the:
Novice level in all three sports = VCD1,
Open level (with TD Tracking Dog) = VCD 2,
Excellent level = VCD3,
Masters level = VCD4
and a dog that earns a Championship in all three sports is awarded the prefix of VCCH.

VCD's are to showcase truly Versatile Dogs!

Our amazing Entlebucher Data wasn't done, he went on to be awarded Breed and a Herding Group 3 placement at the Oshkosh Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation show May 14th under judges: Carmen Battaglia and Roger Hartinger and he also earned his Master Agility Bronze 2 Stabdard title on May 7th. Within 1 week's time, Data earned 3 titles from 3 different sport venues all demanding different skills and disciplines plus he garnered a Conformation Herding Group placement. That is incredible. Data is one special Entlebucher!

Data posing with Dog Breed Encyclopedia he is featured in

Huge Brag!

Our handsome, accomplished Entle male Data has the distinctive honor of being chosen as the major breed photo featured for the Entlebucher Mountain Dog in the prestigious resource book: 2015 Barron's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds by
D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D
(3rd Edition, pg. 360)

Gone to the Dogs

Welcome! We're the MacK-9's. Our current family consists of 2 footers (Patrick and Joyce) and 4 footers (the furry Entlebuchers kids). We chose not to have human children instead, welcoming furry canine kids and foster pups into our lives. You could say our lives have gone to the dogs ~ and we couldn’t be happier!

We love Entlebuchers also known as Entlebuch Cattle Dogs, Entlebucher Mountain Dogs and Entlebucher Sennenhunds. But they are not the right dog breed for everyone. Entlebuchers are full of zest for life and energy- a 24/7 party ready to happen. That can be a blessing or a curse depending on your level of activity and lifestyle. We strongly encourage anyone looking to add a furry family member to take time for thorough research; ask many questions and find local networking resources. We support both; quality breeders and responsible rescues. We have had great dogs from both sources!

Please favorite our site and visit often. We will make frequent changes and updates, just check the "last updated" date below and feel free to conatct us with any comments or feedback. 

Welcome Addition

Due to the small gene pool in the U.S., we have been patiently networking with trusted European breeders for a few years. Our hope has been to import the right female to compliment our family with the possibility of breeding quality potential for the future. Our search has focused on litters or pairings that showed diversity, healthy pedigree lines, lower COI (coefficient of inbreeding), and the character traits we admire most of the breed. Finally, our desire was also to find a pup that would meet our standards of proven performance attributes and athleticism. We have a definite "type" we prefer personally, yet we can appreciate the beauty of most all Entle types. While we were busy making plans, divine intervention surprised us with the perfect MacKay addition, meet ~
         Antea z Rodevachu -Check out Jaylah's new page
baby Jayla 10 weeks old

ExcelEnts Entlebucher Kennel

Excellence is a quality that surpasses ordinary standards. We personally strive for excellence in everything we do! We've been passionate about dog sports and the sport of dogs for over two decades, so it made sense that our experience would evolve into a desire to further help and contribute to the betterment of this breed we are passionate about. We are dedicated to ongoing knowledge, education, and quality decisions as Entlebucher Mountain Dog breeders. We had hopes of breeding both our male and female but motherhood didn't work out for our female Kai so she remains with our family as a happy, spayed pet.

Our male Data passed all his breeding health and fitness tests. Data has received high praise from AKC and FCI Conformation judges, CEBA Conformation and Temperament judges, as well as a cross section of breed experts plus he is proven in a number of performance sport venues. As an Entlebucher stud, Data has sired 4 litters with a total of 22 offspring and has passed on many of the traits that are his best qualities. At just 2-1/2 yrs old Data had already earned 15 working titles plus his conformation Championship which inspired our Kennel name: ExcelEnts!

At ExcelEnts Kennel we combine our dedication to excellence with our love and commitment for the betterment of this beloved Swiss Mountain Dog! We believe in the 'TOTAL' Entlebucher- bred for health, moderate structure, great temperament, beauty and working ability! Our Entlebucher protégé will be capable of excelling in any area! An Entlebucher bred in connection with us will be truly versatile and able to do it all! This is not just talk or lip service, we are out in the real workd do-ing and proving our dog's abilities by testing their skills and aptitudes. We strongly believe in preserving and protecting the working functionality of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog. It is a dynamic process of balance encouraged within the breed standard. We do not support breeding extreme traits, spooky/fearful temperaments or exaggerated qualities.

Last Updated: November 8, 2017

Current Active Members

Timber Ridge Dog Training Club of Central Wisconsin

NEMDA - National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association

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