Also known as: Appenzeller Sennenhund, Appenzell Cattle Dog
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Herding
History and Facts: The rarest of four Swiss Hound breeds, the Appenzell may date back to the Bronze Age when it was a prized livestock herder and guard dog. This group was established as a breed in 1898.
Temperament / Behavior
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is lively, intelligent and brave.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Exercise: The Appenzell Mountain Dog requires regular vigorous exercise. This dog is not suited for apartments or kennels.
Grooming: The Appenzell Mountain Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.