Appenzell Mountain Dog
Appenzeller Sennenhund

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Appenzell Mountain Dog
Appenzeller Sennenhund
Appenzeller Cattle Dog

Switzerland, Antiquity

Guarding, Companian

Life Expectancy
The Appenzell Mountain Dog can live up to 12 - 13 years on average

Weight & Height
55 to 70 pounds & 19 to 23 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia

Physical Description
Large, powerful and squarely built dog with a broad head, strong muzzle, small brown eyes and a black nose. small to medium size drop ears. The tail is carried over the back.

A lively dog that makes a good watchdog. Usually will do fine with children and other dogs if socialized with them from a young age

A quick learner, but needs an equable manner of training that is consistant in approach

Living Conditions
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is not recommended for apartment living, they need room to run.

Little grooming needed. Brush occasionally to remove dead hairs and bath when neccessary

This breed would do best on a farm somewhere, however if that is not possible they will need to be given daily exercise by walking or having a large fenced yard to run

Coat Texture
Straight short coat with thick undercoat

Coat Colors




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4-8 puppies can be born per litter.

Continental Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club


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Appenzell Mountain Dog Breeders

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