Sunday was a really exciting day! It was time for Discover Dogs over at Earl’s Court and it was my turn to represent the Entlebucher breed in the afternoon. I’ve never seen so many dogs in one place before! Long ones, tall ones, little fluffy ones and some really big and scruffy ones – over 200 breeds all in one place!
Our stand was decorated with cool red and white Swiss flags, and when I got there, my sister Annie was waiting to go home. She told me she had had a really exciting day and now she just wanted to go and sleep on the train home. Before she left with her human, we had some time together and I did of course sniff her from top to bottom. She has grown into a really pretty little Entle girl – I wish we’d live closer so we could meet up and play more often.
Our humans kept talking about how different we looked even though we’re siblings – apparently I’m a bit taller and more manly looking – hey, what did they expect, she’s a girl! I got a chance to show Annie my favourite ball, and she looked suitably impressed. I think she might ask for one this Christmas.
Representing our Breed
Then, when Annie headed home, the real work started. Lots and lots of humans came by our stand to say hello and asked my humans lots of questions. Some of them had read about our breed on the internet and wanted more information. They had some clever questions prepared and took lots of photos of me, and you know me, I don’t mind having my photo taken so I happily posed for all the cameras.
One human must have forgotten her glasses because she couldn’t read the sign at our stand.
‘What breed is this?’ she asked, leaning down to say hello to me.
‘Its an Entlebucher Mountain Dog,‘ my human replied.
‘Its a Swiss breed,’ my human continued.
‘Oh, its a Swiss Beagle?’ the other human beamed proudly at having discovered a completely new breed. My human tried really hard not to laugh and I tried not to look offended.
The misunderstanding was quickly cleared up and the human gave me a cuddle and all was forgiven. Its been a long time since I was mistaken for a Beagle. I think I need to speak with the Entlebucher club about making some cool bandanas with our breed name on them. That would be really cool and I wouldn’t have to explain what type of dog I am on all my walks.
I met lots more humans during the day, and had so much fun. I especially enjoyed meeting my friend Alfie’s human, she has decided to keep one of the puppies from their recent litter so now I’ll have one more friend to chat with on Alfie’s blog.
Here are some more photos from the day – click to make the photos bigger!