Appenzell Cattle Dog

Other names : Appenzeller, Appenzell Cattle Dog, Appenzeller Mountain Dog, Appenzeller Sennenhund

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Life expectancy

The Appenzell Cattle Dog has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 21 in
Male Between 20 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 55 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Appenzell Cattle Dog costs between £800 and £1000

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More details about the Appenzell Cattle Dog

Appenzell Cattle Dog: Origins and history

First records of the Sennenhund date back only to around 1850 but breed experts have opined that the dog may be related to ancient breeds of central European mountain dogs that existed thousands of years ago. Since the Victorian era Sennenhunds have been used by the Swiss to herd and guard livestock, but in the last fifty years their popularity as a worldwide companion pet has risen. 

FCI classification of the Appenzell Cattle Dog

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 3 : Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

Training a Appenzell Cattle Dog

This is a dog that is very quick to learn. However, training of this dog must be done with a degree of confidence to counter the Sennenhund’s efforts to dominate proceedings. 

Appenzell Cattle Dog: Purchase price

This dog will cost between £800 and £1,000 to buy, and between £60 and £90 per month to keep.

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