The Appenzeller Sennenhund has become a rare breed in its homeland. These dogs are kept and bred in the Appenzellerland and surrounding area because of their usability. If you want to buy a dog, where in Switzerland you will find a much wider range of dog breeders. The real origin of the Appenzeller Sennenhunde is so far not exactly ascertainable. It is, however, assumed that the actual origin is to be found among the Roman war dogs. They came into the country as the Romans moved through Switzerland.
The Appenzeller Sennenhund has a normal life cycle of 12 to 13 years. The well-proportioned farm dog reaches a height of 48 to 58 cm and a weight of 25 to 32 kg. The chest of this dog is broad. He has a flat skull with a little pronounced stop. The triangular ears are high and flat. An Appenzeller Sennenhund requires a lot of spotting and employment, which requires a large area as well as a lot of time on the part of the dog owner.