The Appenzeller Sennenhund began as an all-around farm dog breed, who stayed caught up with crowding the domesticated animals, guarding the ranch, and pulling trucks in his local Switzerland. Today’s Appenzellers have still got the vitality, smarts, and fearlessness that makes for important working dogs — yet they’re definitely not low-upkeep. Puppies of this breed require heaps of activity, preparing, and an occupation to do.
Also called the Appenzeller Mountain Dog, this is the rarest of the four old Swiss mountain canine breeds. He got his start as an inside and out homestead pooch — crowding domesticated animals, pulling trucks, and guarding the ranch — in the Appenzell area of Switzerland.
Today the Appenzeller’s known for being an adaptable working and family puppy who’s keen, sprightly, confident, solid, and bold. His slight carefulness around outsiders and propensity to bark makes him a decent guard dog, however he needs bunches of early socialization so he doesn’t turn out to be excessively suspicious. And because of his barkiness, he’s not the best dog if you have nearby neighbors.
Males stand 20 to 22 inches at the shoulder; females,19.5 to 21 inches. Weight ranges from about 48 to 55 pounds.