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

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Size.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 5 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Appenzeller Sennenhunde has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Herding Dogs

Height

1 foot, 7 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

48 to 55 pounds

Life Span

9 to 12 years