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Upcoming events

    • 25 May 2022
    • 15:00 (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Socializing (with) your Entlebucher

    Join renowned expert in all things canine Dr. Gayle Watkins, AKC 

    Breeder of Merit, founder of Avidog and creator of Savvy Socialization, who will give tips and lead a discussion on how to teach you and your Entlebucher to navigate the world together with calm confidence. The more we and our Entles can do together with enjoyment and ease, the happier we all will be. Covid hasn't done any of us any favors on the socialization front! So come along to this session to learn and discuss how we and our dogs can get out into the world, for exercise, pleasure, and strengthened bonding, while teaching or reinforcing for our dogs (and let's be honest, ourselves!) how to navigate a variety of situations including with other people and dogs.

    For more information about the Health & Genetics Open House Series, CLICK HERE

    NEMDA invites you to become a member! Please join us in celebrating this unique breed.

    Click Here to learn more about joining NEMDA

    • 1 Sep 2022
    • 5 Sep 2022
    • Lexington, KY

    Entlefest is where NEMDA members and their Entlebuchers can come together. This year’s Entlefest is going to be held in Lexington, KY.

    Host Hotel information

    Hyatt Place Lexington
    2001 Bryant Rd, Lexington, KY 40509

    • Room block is for Tuesday, 8/30 through Tuesday, 9/6
    • We have a block of 40 rooms. 
    • You have a choice of 1 King or 2 Queen beds.
    • Room rate is $105/night +taxes
    • All rooms also have a pull out sofa (double size) 
    • One time Pet Fee of $75 for entire stay
    • Free parking
    • Free breakfast in the lobby
    • Refrigerator and Coffee makers in the rooms
    • Bar with some hot food downstairs
    • “Galley kitchen” with grab and go food
    • Adjoining rooms available by request at time of reservation
    • Room Block held until Wednesday, 8-10-22
    • 10 min. drive to Jacobson Park (Thurs & Fri activities)
    • 20 min. drive to Kentucky Horse Park (Saturday -National Specialty)
    • Numerous restaurants nearby

    How to make reservations before 8-10—22:

    1. The BEST WAY is to use the link:

      Once selected, the link will take you to the hotel website. Input your arrival and departure dates and click Search. The group code automatically populates pulling NEMDA’s negotiated rate.
    2. Go online to and enter reservation using G-NEMD as the group/
    3. corporate number
      Call 888-492-8847
      (Hyatt Place Reservations) and request the Entlefest 2022 room block.
    • 3 Sep 2022
    • Lexington, KY

    NEMDA’s National Specialty is an annual event providing opportunities for breeders and owners to participate in educational, competitive, and fun activities with their Entlebuchers.

    The National Specialty is held in different locations in the U.S. each year.


    • National Specialty Conformation Show
    • Regional Specialty Conformation Show
    • Comprehensive Entlebucher Breed Assessment (CEBA)
    • Obedience and Rally Trials
    • Educational seminars for breeders and owners
    • Herding Instinct Testing
    • Nose Work, Drafting, Flyball, Freestyle, Rally and Handling workshops
    • Canine Good Citizen Testing
    • Annual Members' Meeting and Awards Banquet
    • Auction

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