The Best Pet Supplies And Pet Care Tips For All Pets

Appenzeller Sennenhund

All Dog Breeds A To Z

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-size breed of dog, one of the four regional breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund refers to people called Senn, herders in the Appenzell region of Switzerland.


Appearance

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-sized dog, 18.5-23 ins (47–58 cm) at the withers and weighing 49-71 lbs (22–32 kg). Like the other Sennenhunds, the Appenzeller Sennenhund has a heavy, molosser-like build and a distinctive tricolour coat. The breed’s ears are small and triangular, set high and hanging down against the dog’s cheeks, similar to a button ear. Faults in the breed’s appearance include wall eye, kinked tail, a single coat, and a coat that is not tricolour.


Temperament

As with all medium to large, very active working dogs, the Appenzeller Sennenhund should be well socialized early in life with other dogs and people and provided with regular activity and training if it is to be safely kept as a pet. If trained properly, they bond closely with their owners and like to seek for attention. As a result of careful regulated breeding, the Appenzeller breed as a whole is an extremely healthy breed, though individual genetic lines vary. The breed is known to have an average lifespan of 13–17 years.

According to the breed standard, the Appenzeller Sennenhund is lively, high spirited, athletic and suspicious of strangers. Due to his large size and high energy levels, the Appenzeller Sennenhund is not recommended as an apartment dog.


History

One writer believes that the Sennenhund type dogs existed in antiquity or descended from “cattle dogs left there by the Romans”. The first breed club for this breed was founded and the stud book for the breed started in 1906 by Albert Heim and others, who wrote the first breed standard in 1916. An early reference to the breed’s predecessors was made in an 1853 book, Tierleben der Alpenwelt  (Animal Life in the Alps), referring to dogs in the Appenzell region. The Appenzeller Sennenhund was only recognised internationally as a separate breed in 1989.

The Appenzeller Sennenhund was originally kept primarily as a cattle-herding dog and a flock guardian. It was also used as a draft dog and general farm dog. The breed also was known for its affinity to both herd and guard with such devotion that they would give their lives to protect their charges. Today, the breed is primarily kept as companions, and excels in agility/flyball competitions, obedience competitions, and Schutzhund. They are also still used in many places as working cattle dogs even now. They are highly intelligent and learn quickly.

 
Breed Information

Other names

Appenzeller, Appenzell Cattle Dog, Appenzeller Mountain Dog, Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Origin

Appenzeller Sennenhund 1  Switzerland

Breed Group

Working

Guardian Dog (UKC)

Size

Medium

Type

Purebred

Life span

12-15 years

Temperament

Energetic

Fearless

Lively

Reliable

Self-assured

Social

Height

Male: 22-23 inches (56-58.5 cm)

Female: 18.5-20 inches (47-50 cm)

Weight

49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)

Colors

Black tricolor

Red tricolor

Tricolor

Litter Size

4-6 puppies

Puppy Price

Average $600 – $1500 USD

 

Source: Wikipedia

Do you or someone you know love Appenzeller Sennenhunds? All Pets Allowed has a ton of gift ideas hand picked specifically for Appenzeller Sennenhund dog lovers

  All Pets Allowed – The Best Pet Supplies And Pet Care Tips For All Types of Pets.

Have any Questions or Comments?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.