Appenzeller Sennenhund Pictures and Information

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a dog breed that originates in Switzerland. It has a tri-colored coat that is moderate in length, and the body of the dog should have a square build.


Appenzeller Sennenhund Description

The frame should be well balanced, and the Appenzeller Sennenhund should also have a muscular body. The nose should be large and dark in color, and the acceptable coat colors for this breed are brown, white, and black. The eyes should be small with the shape of almonds, and the ears should be wide with the shape of triangles.

The chest of the Appenzeller Sennenhund should be wide and prominent. The teeth of this breed should form a scissors bite.

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Also Known As

  1. Appenzell Cattle Dog
  2. Appenzell Mountain Dog

Country of Origin



The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a dog that was bred to be both a guard dog and a watchdog. It has a strong work ethic and a large amount of loyalty, and it can easily adapt to a wide variety of climates. Despite this, it is an excellent breed for the family. It has been successfully used in Switzerland as a farm dog, and it was first mentioned in 1863. This breed should have a cheerful disposition, but they may be wary around strangers. They are highly intelligent, and this allows owners to train them easily. They are skilled watchdogs that are quick to warn their owners of potential danger.

Health Problems

Entropion and ectropion are two health problems that may be seen in the Appenzeller Sennenhund. Other than this, these are healthy dogs, and they will have a maximum life expectancy of 13 to 14 years.


The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a dog that was bred to work. Because of this, owners will want to make sure the dog is given the exercise it needs. They will want to take it for extended walks, and it should be allowed to run free in a secure area. These dogs may live in apartments without a problem, but it is important for owners to make sure they are given a sufficient amount of exercise. A small to the moderate-sized yard would be optimal for this breed.

Special Grooming Needs

The Appenzeller Sennenhund has a moderate-sized coat that only needs a standard amount of grooming. Owners will want to use a firm brush or comb whenever it is needed, and these dogs should only be given baths when it is necessary. Not much is known about the shedding patterns of this breed. Owners will also want to make sure the ears are kept clean to avoid infection.