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:
|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|