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Appenzeller Mountain Dog Puppies
Description: The Appenzeller Mountain Dog, or Appenzeller Sennenhund, is a smaller and more rectangular member of the Swiss mountain dog quartet. There are four breeds of the Swiss mountain dogs: the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Entelbuch Mountain Dog, Appenzeller Mountain Dog, and the Bernese Mountain Dog. They are your typical draft dog who love farm chores, pulling carts, sleds and children, for this is what they did in the past. They are square, evenly built dogs that have smooth fur of a tricolor pattern. They are well muscled, and can easily do the work of a horse, although smaller than their Swiss cousins. They are gentle and enjoy children, doing well to protect them. Appenzeller Mountain Dogs enjoy being a part of a family. They are easily groomed, do well in obedience, and are sturdy and even tempered. Appenzeller Mountain Dogs have been known to be protective and caring to not only their owners but to others as well. They are peaceful, calm and happiest within the family. Appenzeller Mountain Dogs hate to be tied up, as they enjoy their home and do not roam. They are alert, faithful and highly intelligent. Appenzeller Mountain Dogs favor free space to run and are best suited to suburban or country living. Faithful and true, the Appenzeller Mountain Dog is ideal for the country farm family.
Other Names: Appenzell Mountain Dog, Appenzell Cattle Dog, Appenzeller
Type: Guardian Dog
18.5 - 20 inches; Males: 22 - 23 inches.
with bright, symmetrical russet and white markings. They have white at the
toes, tail tip, chest and blaze. The tan always lies between the black and
white. Red tricolors do occur but are not acceptable.
Appenzeller Mountain Dogs are active, calm and friendly. They are protective
of their family and territorial but never aggressive unless their human
family is threatened, in which case they are willing to fight to the death.
They are gentle, faithful and loyal. They like to be near the home and do
not roam, and hate being chained up. They are happiest when with the family,
and love to be a part of it. Appenzeller Mountain Dogs are alert, highly
intelligent and essentially a country dog that enjoys doing a job. They
are stable, confident, and devoted.
Care and Training:
They need regular grooming of their coat with a bristle brush. Regular exercise
is essential and plenty of wide open spaces to enjoy a free run.
They do not like to be chained up.
They do better in rural or suburban settings. Positive training
is the best for this breed, as they will respond the best to it. They should
be socialized early on as well.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, and eye problems such as ectropion and entropion.
Life Span: 12 - 13 years.
This breed is longer lived than its Swiss cousins.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Service Stock - not yet eligible for the
Appenzeller Mountain Dog
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