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Appenzeller Sennenhund

Origin Switzerland
GroupGuard Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Appenzeller Sennenhund have? The breed also known as...
Appenzeller, Appenzell Cattle Dog, Appenzeller Mountain Dog, Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Appenzeller Sennenhund puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Appenzeller Sennenhund, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Appenzeller Sennenhund gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Appenzeller Sennenhund's size? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Appenzeller Sennenhund weigh?
49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
60 pounds (27 kg)
Height
How tall is the Appenzeller Sennenhund?
Male: 22-23 inches (56-58.5 cm), Female: 18.5-20 inches (47-50 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 22.5 inches (56-58.5 cm), Female: 18.12.5 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Appenzeller Sennenhund have? What does this canine coat look like?
ThickDouble
Colors
What color is the Appenzeller Sennenhund's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Black tricolorTricolorRed tricolor
Grooming
How to groom the Appenzeller Sennenhund and how often?
Easy to groom: The Appenzeller Sennenhund doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Appenzeller Sennenhund is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Appenzeller Sennenhunds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Appenzeller Sennenhund have?
EnergeticLivelySelfassuredFearlessReliableSocial
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Appenzeller Sennenhund?
Average: Appenzeller Sennenhund's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Appenzeller Sennenhunds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Appenzeller Sennenhunds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Appenzeller Sennenhund rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Appenzeller Sennenhunds good watchdogs?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Appenzeller Sennenhunds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Appenzeller Sennenhund has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Appenzeller Sennenhund do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Appenzeller Sennenhunds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Appenzeller Sennenhund to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Appenzeller Sennenhund have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Are Appenzeller Sennenhunds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Appenzeller Sennenhunds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Appenzeller Sennenhunds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Appenzeller Sennenhunds get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Appenzeller Sennenhunds have health problems?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Appenzeller Sennenhunds live? What is this dog average life span?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Appenzeller Sennenhund breed hypoallergenic?
No
Appenzeller Sennenhunds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Appenzeller Sennenhund have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Appenzeller Sennenhunds require per day?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Appenzeller Sennenhunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Appenzeller Sennenhund need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Appenzeller Sennenhund has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Appenzeller Sennenhund's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Appenzeller Sennenhund has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Appenzeller Sennenhund could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Appenzeller Sennenhund. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Appenzeller Sennenhund: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Appenzeller Sennenhund have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Appenzeller Sennenhund have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Appenzeller Sennenhund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Appenzeller Sennenhund rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: Appenzeller Sennenhunds are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Appenzeller Sennenhunds are easy to train.
  • Territorial: Appenzeller Sennenhunds strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Appenzeller Sennenhunds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Appenzeller Sennenhunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.

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