Appenzell Mountain Dog
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Country of Origin: Switzerland
Height: Female: 50–54 cm, Male: 52–56 cm
Weight: Female: 22–32 kg, Male: 22–32 kg
Color: Red tricolor, Black tricolor
Life Expectancy: 12 to 14 years
Temperament: Lively, Reliable, Self-assured, Energetic, Fearless
Litter Size: 4 - 11 puppies
Health Problems: A fairly healthy breed.
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is also called the Appenzeller, the Appenzell Cattle Dog and the Appenzeller Sennenhund. It is a muscular but not massive dog. A well-built and hardy animal, it is a versatile working dog. Appenzell Mountain Dog has a lively, outgoing personality. Loving and affectionate with family members, it is also very intelligent and adaptable. With the proper introductions, it gets along with other pets and children. The Appenzell Mountain Dog can be slightly watchful around strangers, and it tends to bond with its owner or trainer. Overall, it is a high-energy, hardworking breed that truly appreciates working in wide-open spaces. The Appenzell Mountain Dog can live as long as 12 years with relatively few health issues. Grooming is simple - just brush and bathe occasionally. Being an active and tireless working breed, the Appenzell Mountain Dog needs room to run and acreage to explore. Even a large fenced yard might make it feel confined. No matter the location, the Appenzell Mountain Dog needs long walks every day to stay in shape.