14 Facts From The History Of The Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund breed is among the ten most popular dogs in the world. Its peculiarity is that it was obtained not by crossing existing breeds, but as a result of natural selection. Sennenhund is recommended for living in the countryside and for living in urban apartments. Such a pet will become the best friend of the whole family and a reliable guard if necessary.

#1 The Appenzeller Sennenhund is an ancient breed of dog whose birthplace is the Swiss Alps.

#2 Researchers Anne Rogers Clark and Andrew H. Brace believe that these large, kind dogs came from Roman Shepherds.

#3 Due to its size, it was used not only for livestock grazing, but also for other purposes – to protect estates and as a draft dog, capable of moving loads in small carts.

#4 There are currently four indigenous dog breeds of the Sennenhund in the Swiss Alps, and the Appenzeller Sennenhund is the rarest.

#5 Appenzeller is believed to have occurred as a result of crossbreeding of molossians and northern dogs.

#6 The first mentions of appenzellers say that dogs stand out in clear voices, short-haired shepherd dogs of medium size.

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