Appenzeller Sennenhund

A.K.A. : Appenzeller, Appenzell Mountain Dog, Appenzell Cattle Dog
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Overview: The Appenzell Mountain Dog is the least common of the Alpine breeds. They are high energy animals bred for herding. They need a lot of room to run, such as a farm or home in the country.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 45-65
Height (in): 18-23
Colors: The basic colors are black or brown with symmetrical white and rust markings.
Coat: Its short double coat is considerably tight, thick and glossy.
Character: The Appenzell Mountain Dog is agile, intelligent and full of energy.
Temperament: The Appenzell Mountain dog will get along find with other dogs and animals. They do well with children, but may form a close bond with one person.
Care: This breed needs to be brushed occasionally. They need to be bathed infrequently.
Training: The Appenzell Mountain dog is a worker and requires a significant time commitment. Training classes, agility classes and time at a park are important for this breed.
Activity: Appenzell Mountain dogs have high energy and need plenty of room to release it. They do best on a farm or in a very large yard with plenty of room to roam. They will not do well in an apartment or small home with little space for running.
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, eye problems
Life Expectancy: 12-14
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