Amigo (Torfheide Amigo) 19/9/2011 – 4/2/2024

Amigo had a difficult start in life and had to be rehomed from his first family. He found his forever home with Avril, close friend of his breeder, who had helped with his birth and went on to take care of him for the rest of his days. He could be loud and boisterous, but was a very much loved family member who always liked his cuddles. He will be much missed.

Torfheide Aristotle (Ari) – 19th September 2011 to 14th December 2023

On 19th September 2011 Torfheide Aristotle, the 5th puppy of Shadow’s first litter entered the world weighing 292g. His litter brought our numbers to 25 Entlebuchers in the UK and at the time, 11 of them were together in Arisotle’s house! For his owner it was love at first sight and the feeling was mutual. He became her keeper puppy. He was born straight into his breeders heart and never left it.

For 12 years he devoted his love to his owner and breeder and after a sudden onset of not being very well he crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday afternoon. Aristotle, or Ari as he was known to those that loved him, was the sweetest Entlebucher, friends with humans and canine alike. His presence will be missed hugely by his human mum and dad and his partner in crime Wilma. Watching a puppy enter the world is a beautiful experience, watching them leave this world is heart wrenching.

Our heartfelt condolences go to his family Ros, Chris & Wilma. Run Free Ari. See you in another life.

Remembering Rafa (Torfheide Alan)

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Rafa of a tumour on his spleen. Rafa was 12 years old and passed away last month. He is survived by his brothers Ari and Amigo and sister Soggi, but will be reunited across the rainbow bridge with his siblings Dora, Addie and Arnie. Our thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved Rafa. Rest in peace, Rafa.

A Lovely Autumn Walk

23rd September saw another Entlebucher Club walk, this time in the beautiful setting of Tittesworth Reservoir, just outside Leek, Staffordshire. The weather was kind to us and the sun shone for all 5 miles of the walk, a welcome change from the wind and rain of the previous day. Arthur, Barli, Izzy and Salvo walked the 5 miles around the reservoir with their humans. Bella, at 4 1/2 months was a little too young to walk the whole route, but joined her Entlebucher friends, for the first and last half mile and lunch afterwards.

With thanks to Mike Scott for this photo of Bella (left), Arthur, Barli, Izzy and Salvo (Back-Front) and their humans, at the end of the walk.

We’ll be arranging more walks next year – check here or your inbox for details of where and when – we’d love to see you.

Alfie Norfolkfields – 30 September 2010 – 12 July 2023

It is with a very heavy heart that we announce that Alfie Norfolkfields crossed the rainbow bridge on Wednesday. He would have been 13 in September.

His owners say “Our gorgeous, bouncy, eternal puppy is no longer by our sides and my heart is broken. They say you never need to call for your Entlebucher because he’s already there. Now that he isn’t, the emptiness is so hard to bear. I feel grateful for the thirteen years we’ve had together though and all the laughter and joy he’s brought our family. He was truly a once in a lifetime dog and we were lucky to have him. Run free Alfie boy – we will never forget you and all our adventures”

Our love goes out to Alfie’s family.

Run Free Alfs.

A very sad day – Shadow (Aisha Princess of Beauty)

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Shadow crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday. As many of you know, Shadow was a founding dog of our Club and mum to 22 of our wonderful breed in the UK. She was a huge part of our Club and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her, both dog and human.

Our thoughts are with Ros, Chris, Aristotle and Wilma at this sad time.

Dickens (Torfheide Bumble)

We are very sad to tell you that Dickens passed away on 23 March 2022. Dickens was 9 years old and much loved by his humans, Sheila and Mark.

Dickens loved playing ball, going for walks and taking trips with Sheila and Mark in the car. He achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold Citizens awards and even tried his paw at Flyball at which he became a competent team member, despite not being a natural ball retriever. He enjoyed scent work and man trailing and has the proud honour of being the first Entlebucher to be placed at Crufts, taking second place in the very first class for Import Working Dogs.

Dickens was very loved within the Club and will be very much missed by all those who knew him. We send our love to Sheila and Mark at this difficult time.