Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is tri-color, medium-sized, and almost squarely built and balanced. He is muscular and agile and makes a good driving, watch, guard, house or farm dog. Due to their versatility and willingness, they excel in agility, obedience,


19-22 inches


48-70 pounds

Life Expectency

12-15 years



Tricolour, medium-sized, almost squarely built dog, balanced in all parts. Muscular, very agile and deft, with a cheeky expression.


Balanced size in relation to body. Slightly wedge-shaped. Skull: Skull fairly flat, broadest between the ears, tapering evenly towards the muzzle. Occiput barely pronounced. Frontal furrow moderately developed. Stop: Slightly marked. Nos


Neck: Rather short, strong and clean. Body: Compact, strong. Back: Moderately long, firm and straight. Loins: Short and well muscled. Croup: Relatively short, running in flat continuation of the topline. Chest: Broad, deep, r


General appearance: Well muscled; seen from front forelegs straight and parallel; standing not too close. Shoulder: Shoulder blade long and sloping. Upper arm: Same length or only slightly shorter than shoulder blade. Angle with shoulder blade



Hair: Double coat (Stockhaar): Firm and fitting. Topcoat thick and shiny. Undercoat thick, black, brown or grey. It is undesirable for the undercoat to be visible through the topcoat. Slightly wavy coat only on withers and back just tolerated, but not des