• Breed:  Entlebucher Mountain Dog-mix
  • Age:  4-5 years
  • Weight:  40 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Unknown
  • Cats:  Good; will chase
  • Kids:  Unknown
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure his success
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Required
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If you’re looking for a pocket-sized Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (mix), then look no further than Ducky. According to our resident breed expert, this sweet boy is mostly an Entlebucher Mountain Dog also known as “Entle.” Ducky is full-sized, weighing in about 40 pounds, and he is 4-5 years old. Entles are herding dogs and require some sort of job to do, whether it’s pulling a cart around, performing obedience, or even agility courses. Entles are known for their enthusiastic personality, and are loyal, smart companions.

Ducky came to IDR+ via a transfer through a downstate rural animal control, where he was picked wandering and never reclaimed by his rightful owner. So we have no true background on his history. Ducky is gentle and confident dog, who will need daily mental stimulation and exercise to keep him happy. When doing tricks, he loves to roll over for some quick belly rubs. He would appreciate continued training to boost his confidence and increase his vocab. Ducky walks great on a leash; however, he will react to other dogs and loud noises, and his foster mom has been working diligently with positive reinforcement to help him with that.

He is a cute, compact guy who seems to be in good shape, but his ears are a little bald. He did great with the resident kitties but will playfully chase on occasion. He has no history with dogs, but will more than likely require slow introductions. Due to Ducky’s confident nature, he should be placed in homes with children 10 and up. If you always wished Molly Ringwald had chosen Ducky at the end of Pretty in Pink, now’s your chance to choose your own Ducky!

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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