Associate Membership Associate membership is open to a person who is 18 years of age and older, who is interested in the Entlebucher, does not or have not owned an Entlebucher. The Associate membership is entitled to all club privileges except this is a non-voting and non-office-holding membership.
Dues are $30 per year.
Associate/Free Membership Associate/Free membership is for first-time applicants to NEMDA, a free membership for the first year. After 1st year the Associate fee is $30/year. Associate membership is open to a person who is 18 years of age and older, who is interested in the Entlebucher, does not or have not owned an Entlebucher. The Associate membership is entitled to all club privileges except this is a non-voting and non-office-holding membership.
Junior Membership is open to a person who is between the ages of 9 and 17 years. The Junior membership is entitled to all club privileges except this is a non-voting and non-office-holding membership.
Parental permission is required.
Dues are $10 per year.
Regular/Individual Membership is open to a person who is 18 years of age and older, who own or has owned an Entlebucher. Each Regular/Individual member shall enjoy all club privileges including the right to vote and hold office.
Dues are $35 per year.
Household/Two Person Membership Household/Two Person membership is open to two (2) people who are 18 years of age and older living in the same household who own or have owned an Entlebucher. Each are eligible to vote and hold office. A Household membership is entitled to a maximum of two (2) votes per household, one per person.
Dues are $40 per year.
International Membership is for person(s) living outside of the United States and its Territories qualify for this membership. Dues are based on Associate, Household/Two Person, or Regular/Individual memberships. Depending on the type of membership chosen they may or may not have voting privileges. International Members may not hold an office on the Board of Directors.
Applying for Membership
Choose your membership level
Complete the application form
Two sponsors are required; if you do not know anyone, we’ve got you covered
Applications are reviewed by our membership chair and then forwarded to NEMDA Board of Directors
Members of the National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association (NEMDA) are genuinely concerned for the welfare and future of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed. This Code is established in accordance with the objectives outlined in our Constitution as the Standards of Conduct for responsible and ethical ownership, exhibiting, and breeding of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog.
Members shall abide by NEMDA’s Constitution, Bylaws, and Standards, as well as our Code of Ethics. Members shall:
Always conduct themselves in a manner respectful of and beneficial to NEMDA, the breed, and the public.
Not defame other club members, breeders, exhibitors, or their dogs.
Recognize and agree that work projects developed and worked on under the auspices of NEMDA, will always belong to NEMDA and reside with NEMDA, unless contractually agreed upon otherwise.
The Entlebucher is at high risk of genetically inherited diseases due to its small gene pool both here and in Europe. Our Members are encouraged to support NEMDA in protecting the health and future of this breed. It is encouraged, but not required that all NEMDA members:
Submit registration copies to the NEMDA Pedigree Database for health research and historical documentation. Try to include as much pedigree information and photographs of your dog(s) if possible.
Have your Entle(s) checked for luxating patellas and x-rayed for hip dysplasia after two years of age. An eye exam with gonioscopy is also recommended. These screening results should be submitted to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
Participate in NEMDA health surveys and other record requests developed for research and improving the health of this breed. Report health issues to NEMDA’s Health & Genetics Committee.
If you cannot keep your Entlebucher(s) and do not have a suitable new home available, NEMDA recommends and prefers you first contact your Breeder for re-homing assistance. If unsuccessful, the Member can contact NEMDA Rescue for re-homing and rescue assistance.