Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is the rarest of the Swiss Sennenhunde. It belongs to the same category as the more known Bernese Mountain Dog, but they are separate breeds. Most Appenzellers are healthy, and normally live between 13-17 years. They weigh between 50 and 70 pounds, and require a Large PlexiDor dog door.

This is a large and active breed that requires exercise, training, and a job to do. Due to their size and high energy level they’re not ideal for apartment life. They bond closely with their owners and thrive on attention, but can be suspicious towards strangers. They do, however, normally get along well with other dogs and other types of animals.

Appenzellers are generally affectionate and charming, intelligent, tough, and energetic. They learn quickly and love having something to do.

They are often used to herd cows, and control wayward cows through dashing in to nip at its heels. This, of course, requires courage. They also excel at agility and games of catch.

The PlexiDor Large is the right size dog door for Appenzellers.

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