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Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Weight
50-70 Lbs
Height
19-22 Inches
Lifespan
12-15 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

Overview

Weight
50-70 Lbs
Height
19-22 Inches
Lifespan
12-15 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

The Appenzeller Sennenhunde is a medium-sized dog from the Swiss alps. Their smooth, short coat only comes in the form of a black tri (black, brown, and white), and although it’s short, they do have a double coat that sheds moderately. That means you’ll need to brush them frequently, preferably with an undercoat rake to make sure you’re really getting through the fur. Otherwise, the coat can mat, which can be very painful for the dog in the long run and may require their coat to be shaved eventually.

These are powerful dogs with high energy levels. If you want a dog who’s content to laze on the couch all day, you may want to pick another breed! These dogs need plenty of space to run and a good, long walk every day. They also make excellent hiking companions so if you’re an outdoor enthusiast who’s looking for a buddy, they may be the one for you.

They’re very affectionate dogs who tend to be great with kids and their families. They can also get along well with other animals. Take introductions slowly and, if possible, have them meet other dogs they’ll be living with on neutral territory first. This makes a nice transition into the house more likely. When it comes to cats and smaller animals, make slow introductions too. Although they don’t tend to have any sort of prey drive, they’re big and don’t know their own strength!

The Appenzeller Sennenhunde – A Great Watchdog

These dogs also tend to make good watchdogs. If anything’s amiss, they’ll let you know! However, this can result in them being very vocal. If you live in a townhouse or apartment, this could quickly become a problem with the neighbors. It’s not impossible to train out of them, but it can be a hard habit to get rid of.  The Appenzeller Sennenhunde is an ideal dog to own. 

Photos of Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Appenzeller Sennenhunde Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Jess

Tommy

Flint

Wesley

Tyler

Ella

Pattie

Letha

Jayne

Sean

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