Fresh Food for Entlebucher Mountain Dogs

Developed to herd cattle in Switzerland’s Alps, Entlebucher mountain dogs (pronounced: Entul-boo-kerr) are a sporty and smart medium-size breed reaching about 17-20 inches tall at the shoulder, and between 45 and 65 pounds. They’re best suited to an experienced, active owner who will drain their energy and challenge their sharp minds with daily walks, runs, and/or hikes, plus task-oriented training. Entles love an assignment! They also love post-exercise family hangs, including with older kids who enjoy being herded. Such familial affection is reflected in the breed’s kind, quintessentially canine face, featuring expressive eyes and mouth. Grooming duties for their black, white, and tan coat is minimal, though they do shed and might need toweling off after tramping about outdoors on the daily.

 

What’s the best dog food for Entlebucher mountain dogs?

A diet of fresh dog food for your Entlebucher mountain dog is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with lots of daily exercise, regular vet care, and goal-oriented play.

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Why fresh is best for your Entlebucher Mountain Dogs

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Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Entlebucher Mountain Dogs’s health. Recipes from The Farmer’s Dog are made with fresh, human-grade ingredients, steamed to retain nutrients, and pre-portioned to help maintain weight.

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Protect joints 

Entlebucher mountain dogs are prone to joint issues. Maintaining a lean body condition can help. And fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog contains Omega-3 fatty acids, proven to reduce inflammation and improve arthritis. Even if kibble contains these healthy fats, they can go rancid sitting on the shelf for long periods. Rancid fats don’t deliver the intended health benefits, and in fact can contribute to inflammation. Fresh food delivers these powerful nutrients intact to your Entlebucher mountain dog.

 

Promote better digestion (and poops)

A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Entlebucher mountain dog's health. It supports optimal muscle growth and maintenance and a strong heart. Another hallmark of a digestible diet is what we call “high quality poops.” Research shows that a digestible, bioavailable diet affects the quality and quantity of your dog’s poop—making it less voluminous, and less stinky, than their poop on a kibble diet!

Build a plan for your Entlebucher Mountain Dogs

Your Entlebucher Mountain Dogs will do best on a diet of nutrient-dense food made from fresh, whole ingredients.

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    Tell us about your dog

    Our plans are tailored to your dog’s needs, based on their age, weight, activity level, body condition and other factors.

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    Choose your recipes

    Pick the recipes that work best for your pup, and wait for your trial box to arrive (and the dinnertime dancing to commence).

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    Get your free trial box

    Your trial contains up to 2 weeks of food, so you can get a proper taste of how it’s working for your dog before your first full order ships.

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    Start feeding fresh

    After you’ve had a chance to try (and love) it, start getting perfectly timed deliveries of fresh, healthy food.

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Know what’s in the bowl

For Entlebucher mountain dogs with dry and itchy skin, sensitive stomachs, or other signs of food allergies and sensitivities, it’s important to know exactly what you’re feeding—something that can be impossible with kibble, which often contains ingredients not listed on the bag. Allergies and intolerances to food are all too common and many dog owners notice symptoms clear up when they switch to fresh food.

 

Maintain a healthy weight 

It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Entlebucher mountain dog's odds of developing a host of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. A fresh-food plan, tailored to your dog’s needs, and delivered in pre-portioned packs, makes weight maintenance easy.

What customers are saying about fresh dog food

  • Obi
    “Obi had terrible allergies. We tried everything. After switching to The Farmer’s Dog he doesn’t have one single hot spot, and he doesn’t lick his paws chronically anymore. He also has a bunch of energy.”
    — Obi’s mom
  • Tyene
    “As soon as we brought The Farmer’s Dog home, her skin was better, she was more active (and high quality poops!). If I can invest in her health and be proactive I think it’s worth it.”
    — Tyene’s dad
  • Atticus
    “Atticus had bad gas and diarrhea. I just thought it was part of having a big dog. With The Farmer’s Dog, it was a complete 180. I should have known that what you put in your body makes a huge difference.”
    — Atticus’ mom
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