In memory of Alfie

Today is a very sad day for all Entlebuchers and their humans in the UK and beyond. Yesterday we said goodbye to our founding Entlebucher, Alfie (Einstein van de Tiendenschuur) as he lost his long battle with illness and crossed the rainbow bridge. Alfie was well known to many of us, not only in person, but through his daily blog, and will be greatly missed by all of us. We send our sincere sympathies to his humans, especially Ros and Chris, and to his housemates, Shadow, Aristotle and Wilma.

Crufts success!

Congratulations to Sian Baynton and Buddy (Alfie Bangwood) on not only winning the Import Working Class Group at Crufts, but getting through to the final cut in Group judging. As Frank Cane said, Buddy is a very good looking dog and well deserved his place in the final eight. So lovely to see all Sian’s hard work rewarded and a great advert for our wonderful breed!

Breeding Update

We have exciting news for our breeding programme this year, with the possibility of several litters coming up.

Lia (Ophelia vom Gspan) visited Belgium towards the end of February and successfully mated with Tsjerno. Izzy (Cara-Isabella vom Kornried), meanwhile, is just getting ready to head to the Netherlands to meet her intended, Tyga. She’s currently expecting to travel on Thursday, so we wish her and Tyga well.

If all goes to plan, that means we’re hoping to be announcing the arrival of two litters and lots of lovely puppies in April and May. So, if you’re thinking an Entlebucher might be the dog for you, now is a great time to join our puppy list. Let us know by contacting our Puppy Coordinator ( and, if you’re planning on visiting Crufts, please pop by our Discover Dogs stand and say ‘Hello!’

Elliot vom Rickental

Late last night, Elliott vom Rickental arrived in the UK – welcome to Elliott – number 92. He is a full brother to Sybil who arrived on Tuesday and to Edison-Eiger who will get here later in the week.

Number 82

Honey has arrived from Switzerland today. Welcome to the UK Honey and thank you to our dear friends in Switzerland for all their help in making it possible.