The Appenzeller originated as an all-around farm dog breed, who stayed busy herding the livestock, guarding the farm, and pulling carts in his native Switzerland. Today’s Appenzellers have still got the energy, smarts, and self-confidence that makes for valuable working dogs — but they’re anything but low-maintenance. Dogs of this breed need lots of exercise, training, and a job to do.

Watch and learn about Appenzeller Sennenhunde dog's key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Appenzeller Sennenhunde Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Appenzeller Sennenhunde Dog Herding Dogs 1 foot, 7 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder 48 to 55 pounds 9 to 12 years