Appenzeller Mountain Dog

Herding – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)
Brandy from the  Appenzell Mountain Dog Club of America

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a short haired, medium size cattledog used as a home guard and herder.  It is a strong dog, self-assured and reliable, high spirited, quick learning and fearless.  They are very athletic and must be regularly challenged with exercise and jobs.  A great dog for an outdoors person who enjoys hiking and climbing.  Probably too energetic for small children.  They shed.

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Notes for owners
Strong willed and vigilant
Short and thick double coat Easy To care for Steady and dependable.  Lots of exercise.  A herder who needs a consistent and confident owner.


Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

Appenzell Mountain Dog Club of America profile


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