Der Viking Entlebuchers is proud
to follow the highest breeding standards as set forth by the FCI,
Canadian and United Kennel Clubs along with the Foundation Stock
Service and the ethical breeding requirements of the Entlebucher
Mountain Dog Club of America. Our breeding stock has secured OFA
certification and is annually certified by CERF to ensure no abnormalities
such as PRA or cataracts are present.
Der Viking Entlebuchers is
owned and operated by the Carlson family and located outside Chicago,
Illinois. Our family also includes three adult Entlebuchers; Hilda,
Emme and Zermatt. We have been actively involved with the breed
since our kennel was established in 1993. Our commitment to the
Entlebucher has been long-standing and is reflected in the high
standards by which we choose to operate. We are experienced breeders
that focus on the importance of quality to sustain the integrity
and longevity of the Entlebucher.
Hilda was chosen to represent the Entlebucher on
the American Rare Breed Association web
page. She is also pictured on the Entlebucher Sennenhund and
EMDCA web page mast heads.
Temperament, health and confirmation
within European standards are top priority at Der Viking. Our breeding
dogs have been OFA certified with "Good" ratings and are
annually screened through CERF and to date are clear. Der Viking
pups are born and raised indoors in a clean family environment.
Continuous socialization is vital
through the early weeks and encourages positive development. Our
puppies receive daily interaction from a variety of loving humans
and three adult entlebuchers offering the best upbringing possible.
Never underestimate the importance of the education a pup receives
from its resident adults. Personality and aptitude testing help
us ensure proper placement in accordance with our perspective owners.
Der Viking Entlebuchers will never
knowingly breed any dogs with lineage that has a history of health
defects. Additionally we shall never knowingly place a dog or pup
with less than perfect health without full advance disclosure. We
refrain from the brokering, importation for resale and other forms
of exploitation of the breed.
Every breed has its own characteristics
and although the Entlebucher is a perfect match for our family,
it is not right for everyone. If your lifestyle is compatible and
you have properly prepared yourself for this commitment, you will
find incomparable companionship from these wonderful creatures.
Der Viking Entlebuchers has successfully
placed pups throughout North America. This has included a wide variety
of domestic situations with personal attention to the individual
expectations of each buyer. Our long list of satisfied owners is
a testament of our commitment to "quality pups for quality
1996-02 Der Viking Entlebuchers