Appenzell Mountain Dog

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
Weight
Male: 60-70; Female: 50-60 lbs
Height
Male: 22-23 Female: 18-20 inches
Color(s)
Tri-Color; Black, tan, and white.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Appenzell Mountain Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Appenzell Mountain Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Appenzell Mountain Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Appenzell Mountain Dogs sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Appenzell Mountain Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $0 upwards to $0 or even more for an Appenzell Mountain Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Appenzell Mountain Dogs sold is $0.

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Annual cost of owning an Appenzell Mountain Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Appenzell Mountain Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Appenzell Mountain Dog Names for 2017

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  • 1. Timothy
  • 2. Queen
  • 3. Duke
  • 4. Daisey
  • 5. Candy

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Anonymous asked:
Do Appenzell's like the water? Would they be a good alternative to an Australian Shepherd?

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The Appenzell is not known to like or dislike water as a breed in whole. It would depend on the dog itself and how it is introduced to water. If you are looking for a herding dog, then this dog would not work. The Appenzell is a livestock guardian breed, not a herding breed of dog.

Anonymous asked:
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.

Anonymous asked:
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 Appenzell's.

Anonymous

Nope the fur is very short but most dogs including the Appenzell Mountain Dog shed a little.

Anonymous asked:
Are Appenzell Mountain Dogs hard to train?

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Anonymous

No, they are eager to learn.

Anonymous

Sometimes Appenzell Mountain Dogs can be very lively spirits but overall.

Anonymous asked:
I have a 9-month-old Appenzeller that cannot seem to grasp his name. 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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Anonymous

Always go out with your Appenzeller and play with him. After a half-hour, start to teach him commands. They are very temperament so you should tire him/her a bit. If I use too much pressure, he doesn't respond well to learning. Appenzeller's must be taught by playing games and be patient. They are very perceptive. Be a good actor while you are praising him/her.

Anonymous

Every night talk to them and call them by their name and wispear there name in their ear for a week they will learn then

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Updated: 11/19/2017