30th November 2019 – West Country and Wales Fun Day
Nunney Village Hall about 2 miles SW of Frome.
It will run from 12:30 – 3:30 and as usual bring your own lunch. There will be Games, a k9 enrichment station, a k9 intelligence test and a Christmas costume competition. So prepare your costumes (whose dog will be the best elf? 😉) and clear your diaries for a great day out with your dog – Please let us know if you hope to attend. Adults £2 dogs and children free
Many of us have taken advantage of the pet passport scheme to travel to the EU with our Entlebuchers in the past. But it’s important to be aware that the rules for taking pets abroad may be changing shortly. If the UK agrees a deal and transition period for leaving the EU, then the current rules may continue to apply while new rules are agreed. However, in the event no deal is agreed, you may need to take action at least 4 months before you travel. Please follow the link below if you would like more information about travelling if there is no deal.
On 6 July, the Club held it’s Northern Fun Day in Tholthorpe, Yorkshire. After some free play and games, we were pleased to welcome Caroline Penistone of CAST Dog Training, who took us through the basics of Treibball. None of our dogs have done this before, so it was great to be able to introduce them something new, which exercised both their brains and bodies at the same time. If you haven’t tried Triebball before and would like to give it a go, we’ve provisionally booked Caroline again for next year’s Northern Fun Day!
Today the Entlebucher Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain is ten years old – Happy Birthday to us – Alfie wrote a first paw account of how it all began and Wilma has republished it here today on Alfie’s Diary
In memory of Queenie – Queen Viktoria Spod Hradze 4.9.2005 – 14.01.2019 – It is with great sadness that we report the crossing of the Rainbow Bridge by Queenie. Mother of 15 of the UKs dogs and grandmother of 21. Our sincere sympathies to her humans and to her housemate Orson.
Today our breed has reached an amazing milestone. With the arrival of Kylo from the Czech Republic we have 100 Entlebucher Mountain Dogs resident in the UK. From the first one to arrive in 2003, to the tenth in 2008 it has taken us a further ten years to reach a hundred and we are absolutely delighted. Our Club will officially be ten years old next year and it is exciting to be able to celebrate with such a strong base to build from.
Welcome little Kylo, we hope you are your family will be very happy together.
We are delighted to say that Blueberry SwissArt arrived from the Czech Republic yesterday. She is to be known as Cracker. With moves out of the country in the intervening time, she is our 98th dog in the UK.
Whilst you may just think we can’t count, since our last update we have found out about two Entlebuchers we did not know had been imported. That means that little Kyra Dreamer vom Goldachtal is our 99th UK Entlebucher. Kyra arrived in the UK last night and is now settling in with her new family.