Appenzeller Sennenhunde

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

Size: Height: males 20½ to 22 inches; females 19½ to 21¼ inches
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General characteristics/temperament: 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.

Good watchdog? Yes

Protective? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, Schutzhund

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Appenzell Mountain Dog Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page

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