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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 49 - 70 lbs.

Height: 18" - 22 "

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Appenzell Mountain Dog

Also know as: Appenzeller Sennenhund, Appenzell Cattle Dog

Group: Working

Origin: Switzerland

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Herding

History and Facts: The rarest of four Swiss Hound breeds, the Appenzell may date back to the Bronze Age when it was a prized livestock herder and guard dog. This group was established as a breed in 1898.

Temperament / Behavior
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is lively, intelligent and brave.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Entropion

Special Needs
Exercise: The Appenzell Mountain Dog requires regular vigorous exercise. This dog is not suited for apartments or kennels.

Grooming: The Appenzell Mountain Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.

 

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