meet theAppenzeller Sennenhunde


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Although the tri-color in most Appenzeller Sennenhunde is black, tan and white, a base color of Havannah brown rather than black is sometimes seen. The Havannah brown base color is like...

The Appenzeller Sennenhunde is also known as the Appenzeller Mountain Dog.

Sennenhunde loosely translates to "dairy farmer's dog."

The intentional breeding of pure-bred Appenzellers began in Switzerland in 1898.

In Switzerland, the nickname of the Appenzeller Sennenhund is Bläss, in reference to the white blaze on the forehead.

The Appenzeller Seenenhund has been assigned the Herding Group designation.

The Appenzeller will control a wayward cow by dashing in to nip at its heel.

The Appenzeller Sennenhunde thrives in rural or suburban areas and isn't suited for city life.

From the May 2007 Board Meeting - The Appenzeller Sennenhunde will be eligible to compete in Companion Events effective January 1, 2008.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Brown & White 022


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code