Also known as: Appenzeller Mountain Dog, Appenzeller Cattle Dog
Breed origin: Switzerland
Original purpose: Droving, guarding and general farm work.
AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service
Height: males 20½ to 22 inches;
females 19½ to 21¼ inches
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The Appenzeller Senenhunde is lively, high spirited, self assured, reliable and fearless. They are cheerful, trainable, and slightly suspicious of strangers, making them a good watchdog. As with all large and active breeds, training and socialization with other dogs and people are very important from an early age.
Suitable canine sports/activities:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Appenzell Mountain Dog Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018