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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Appenzell Mountain Dog

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Weight
Male: 60-70; Female: 50-60 lbs
Height
Male: 22-23 Female: 18-20 inches
Color(s)
Tri-Color; Black, tan, and white.
Overview
Of the four Alpine breeds, the Appenzell Mountain Dog is the least well known and is extremely rare. Originating in Switzerland, this breed was used as a herd guardian, cattle mover, rescue dog, and cart-puller. Today, the Appenzell Mountain Dog has retained their working heritage and is difficult to find and acquire.
Character
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is muscular, athletic, and powerful. The Appenzell possesses tremendous endurance and agility. They are versatile, utilitarian, and hard-working.
Temperament
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is not recommended for first time dog owners. Although they are loyal and devoted companions, this breed is not solely a pet. Appenzell's are first and foremost a working breed. They are hardy, courageous, and affectionate. They are highly protective of their family, home, and territory. The Appenzell Mountain Dog does best with considerate children. They do well with other dogs and household pets they have been raised with. The Appenzell does not do well if they are isolated or ignored. They will become destructive if they are bored or lonely. They have a tendency to bark incessantly.
Care
The Appenzell Mountain Dog requires occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush to remove loose and dead hair is recommended. It is important to frequently check the ears and paw pads for debris. Bathing should only be done when necessary. Due to the rarity of this breed there are no known health issues.
Coat
The Appenzell Mountain Dog breed is a double coat breed. The outer coat is short, thick, and glossy. The under coat is soft and dense. This breed is heavy shedding.
Training
Early socialization and obedience training is absolutely crucial. The Appenzell Mountain Dog breed is highly intelligent but requires a dominant handler. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, respect, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Appenzell Mountain Dog is not recommended for apartment or city living. This breed requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They do best in a rural setting with room to roam and a job to do.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Appenzell Mountain Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

11/25/2012 11:00:24 PM

11/25/2012 11:00:24 PM

how long do they live How long do Appenzell Mountain Dog's live?

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10-12 years on average, I knew about few that lived to be 15.
1/2/2013 1:50:26 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/19/2012 3:20:32 PM

6/19/2012 3:20:32 PM

how long does a appenzell mountain dog live till how long does a appenzell mountain dog live till

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depends how well he's treated, obviously, but they generally live until 10, 12 years of age. I know a few appenzellers that lived to be 14, 15 :)
1/2/2013 1:45:33 AM

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2/27/2012 2:02:47 PM

2/27/2012 2:02:47 PM

Do Appenzell Mountain Dogs shed a lot? Do Appenzell Mountain Dogs shed a lot?

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Anonymous

Not at all. It only changes fur seasonally and their coat is generally very low-maintenance. I have 2 appis, so I know :)
1/2/2013 1:47:46 AM

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2/26/2012 9:42:12 PM

2/26/2012 9:42:12 PM

Are Appenzell Mountain Dogs hard to train? Are Appenzell Mountain Dogs hard to train?

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No, they are eager to learn.
1/2/2013 1:46:31 AM

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10/17/2011 2:46:49 PM

10/17/2011 2:46:49 PM

I have a 9 months old appenzeller that seems not to know what his name is. When I try training... I have a 9 months old appenzeller that seems not to know what his name is. When I try training him, he does not pay attention. What should I do to make him pay attention and learn his name?

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Hi. I always go out with my appenzeller and play with wim. After half and hour I start to TEACH him. They are very temperament so you should tire him/her a bit. If I use too much pressure, It doesnt work well. I think (and my friend, who has got my fool`s mother, who is totally fantastic trained dog, thinks the same) Apenzeller must be teached by playing games and with patient, unyieldingness. They are very perceptive. Be a good actor while you are praising him/her. I hope It will help somewhat. Jakub CZE
10/25/2011 2:52:16 PM

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8/13/2011 10:02:27 PM

8/13/2011 10:02:27 PM

Would an Appenzell Mountain Dog like a 9 year old? Would an Appenzell Mountain Dog like a 9 year old?

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Anonymous asked:

10/6/2010 8:02:45 PM

10/6/2010 8:02:45 PM

Do Appenzell Mountain dogs like water? Do Appenzell Mountain dogs like water?

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Anonymous

I think it depends on the dog, each Appenzell Mountain dog has their own personality but for the most part I think they would enjoy the water
11/2/2010 9:57:24 PM

Anonymous

my two appenzellers love water :)
1/2/2013 1:51:27 AM

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