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    Also known as: Appenzeller Sennenhund, Appenzell Cattle Dog

    Group: Working

    Origin: Switzerland

    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

    Special Needs
    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.