The Life of Animals | Appenzeller Sennenhund | The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a large mountain dogs, 18.5-23 ins (47-58 cm) at the withers and Weighing 49-70 lbs (22-32 kg). Faults in the breed's appearance include eye wall, kinked tail, a single coat, and a Coat That Is not Tricolour The Appenzeller Sennenhund is descended from the general Sennenhund type the which may have existed in antiquity, or descended from "cattle dogs left there by the Romans', but the first breed club for the breed was founded and the stud book for the breed started in 1906 by Albert Heim and others, WHO wrote the first breed standard in 1916.
The Appenzeller Sennenhund was only recognised internationally as a separate breed in 1989. The Appenzeller Sennenhund was originally Kept as a flock guardian, a draft dog, and general farm dog. The breed was also used for herding and as a guard dog. According to the breed standard, the dogs are lively, high spirited, and Suspicious of Strangers
The breed is recognised with the Swiss breed standard under the name Appenzeller Sennenhund, translated into languange as Appenzell Cattle Dog, by the Fédération Internationale Cynologique in Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid breeds-Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds, Section 3 Switzerland Mountain and Cattle Dogs. The breed is also recognised in the United States by the United Kennel Club in Their Guardian Dog Group under the name Appenzeller, and is listed as a breed in the Foundation Stock Service by the American Kennel Club with the name Appenzeller Sennenhunde.