Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is one of the four Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps, along with the Bernese Mountain Dog, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and Entlebucher Mountain Dog. This an intelligent breed that needs to be engaged in a job or activity. Their alertness make them talented guard dogs, and they can also be skilled herders.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 20-23in

Female: 18-20in

Weight

Male: 49-71lb

Female: 49-71lb

Fun Fact

“Sennenhund” loosely translates to “dairy farmer’s dog”.

About this Breed

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a bold, athletic breed originating in the Swiss Alps. They are one of the four Sennenhund breeds, along with the Bernese Mountain Dog, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and Entlebucher Mountain Dog. True to the environment in which the breed developed, they are usually hearty, furry friends who loves playing and romping in the snow. A relatively large, muscular dog, these pups were originally used to herd cattle and more generally, as a farm dog.

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a lively, high spirited breed who (as with most herding dogs) require a great deal of exercise to keep them engaged and happy. As such, we don’t recommend them for apartment living, but they can do well in suburban and rural settings when given proper exercise. This breed also generally functions best when given a job to do to occupy their time. Intelligent and slightly suspicious of strangers, they can make excellent watchdogs, though care must be taken to socialize your dog early so they don’t become overly suspicious of people.

Appenzeller Sennenhunds on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Appenzeller Sennenhund ancestry.

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    Yutti s Pervomayskogo Razgula

    Purebred

    Lars from Balihara Ranch

    Lars from Balihara Ranch

    Purebred

    Giselle von Bärenboden

    Giselle von Bärenboden

    Purebred

    Lionne-Eidera du Taillis du Houx

    Lionne-Eidera du Taillis du Houx

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  • Light of My Heart

    Light of My Heart

    Purebred

    Orina Smolstars

    Orina Smolstars

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Lars from Balihara Ranch
  2. Light of My Heart
  3. Light of My Heart (2.0)
  4. Lubomir Russkiy Bogatir
  5. YOUR SENSES ANTIDOTE FOR MY SOUL

For Females

  1. Alchemy
  2. Giselle von Bärenboden
  3. Lionne-Eidera du Taillis du Houx
  4. Orina Smolstars
  5. Yutti s Pervomayskogo Razgula

Common Locations

  1. Россия
  2. Нижегородская область, Россия
  3. Ростовская область, Россия
  4. Польша
  5. Словакия
  6. Страна Луары, Франция
  7. Берн, Швейцария

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