Appenzeller Sennenhund was first appenzeller dog. This is a shepherd dog, medium size, good look, gentle appearance and more colorful. The real guardian.


Appenzeller Sennenhund is a very old breed. It has Swiss origins and is descended from molosser from Tibet and polar dogs. Few fans of these dogs, founded the club, which gave the breed its purity. In the canton of Bern, in Switzerland, Romanesque, there are very good kennel.

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For the first time mentioned in 1853, as a mountain dog, intended for herding sheep. It was first shown as a separate breed in 1898, at the international exhibition in Winterthur. 1906 was founded Appenzeller Sennenhund Club, in order to survive and race retained its original shape. So began the clean cultivation, with the obligatory posting of all the pups in the register. Today the breed is spread throughout Switzerland but also and outside its borders.

Appenzeller Sennenhund - history


Appenzeller Sennenhund is a three-color dog, in medium size. In all parts is harmonious, muscular, with intelligent expression. It is very powerful and works smartly. Muscular and stable.

The size is in the range from 20 inches to 22 inches, while the weight is in the ranges from 48 lb to 71 lb.

HEAD: balanced size in relation to the body, mild wedge.

MUZZLE: medium strong, tapering, strong jaw, scissor bite.

NOSE: always in the color of the dog.

EYES: rather small, almond-shaped, lively, at black dogs dark brown, at tobacco color dogs are light brown.

EARS: set on high, hanging, overlapping the faces, triangles, slightly rounded at the top.

BECK: medium length, hard and straight.

TAIL: set on high, strong, of medium length, covered with thick hair, curled in the movement.

PAWS: short, rounded, closed.

LEGS: well-muscled, straight, parallel, not narrow.

COAT: double firm, fitting.

COLOR: basic color is black or brown tobacco, with distributed brown and white markings.

Appenzeller Sennenhund - appearance


Appenzeller Sennenhund is a very lively dog. First of all, the shepherd’s dog, but it can be considered multi-purpose dog. Always watching the flock and the house. It is used also for towing small stroller farms. It is engaged in the police as a lifeguard dog because it has a great flair and intelligence. It is especially trained to search for missing persons or backfilled under the rubble.

Appenzeller Sennenhund - character 1

Appenzeller Sennenhund dog is loyal to children. Will happily accept training and tempering. Temperamental and plenty lively dog. Today it is used for storing household. According to strangers is quite suspicious. Can be stubborn and determined, but will be more suitable for owners who already have experience with dogs. Very quickly learn all the commands.

Appenzeller Sennenhund - cahracter


Appenzeller Sennenhund is a good pet. A nice but sometimes could be quite noisy. So it would be ideal to have a big yard where they can move freely all day. This dog has a need to feel free, to run and very difficult to adapt to life in the apartment. He prefers to live in the open.

Requires daily walking on a leash and running outdoors because of their mental and physical needs. They love to bark, but not suitable for urban areas and areas with close neighbors. But with training, this need can be reduced. Regardless of all will enjoy playing with children.


Appenzeller Sennenhund - adaptation


Appenzeller Sennenhund is easy to maintain. It belongs to the class of short haired breeds, while maintaining reduced to the regular discharge of dead hair. This will be needed to maintain shine and quality. From the family will require constant attention.

Appenzeller Sennenhund - health (puppies)

From frequent health issues, there is torsion of the stomach and hair dysplasia, while less frequent is ectropion. It is recommended the periodic inspection of the hips, elbows and eyes.

The lifespan of the breed Appenzeller Sennenhund is from 10 to 13 years.

Appenzeller Sennenhund - health

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