Appenzell Mountain Dog
Size: Medium / Large
Weight: 49 - 70 lbs.
Height: 18" - 22 "
Life Span: 13 - 15 years
Health Problems: Entropion
Also Known As: Appenzeller Sennenhund, Appenzell Cattle Dog
Category: Companion Dog, Herding
The Appenzell Mountain Dog requires regular vigorous exercise. This dog is not suited for apartments or kennels.
The Appenzell Mountain Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is lively, intelligent and brave.
Compatibility with Kids
Good with children. Tends to bond with one family member.
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.