14 Facts From The History Of The Appenzeller Sennenhund

#7 Genetic studies have confirmed that the ancestors of the breed were massive dogs designed to protect livestock.

#8 Professor Albert Heim wrote the first standard of this breed in 1914.

#9 The Appenzeller Sennenhunds were recognized internationally as a separate breed only in 1989.

#10 Appenzeller Sennenhund was originally used only as a shepherd dog.

#11 Professor Albert Heim founded the first club in order to be able to preserve this particular species.

#12 The name of the breed was due to the original habitat – the city of Appenzell, located in the north-east of Switzerland.

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