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Appenzell Cattle Dog dog breed - photos and description

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Appenzell Cattle Dog

Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Need a little care
Molt:Sheds heavily seasonally
Need for activity:Need a lot of physical activity
Tolerance of loneliness:Relatively independent
Type of wool:Smoothhaired
Friendly to strangers:May show aggression
Intellect:Working intelligence
Learnability:Very easy to learn
Specialization:Hunting, Shepherd's
Tendency to bark:They love to bark

A true Swiss Apenn has a complex and multifaceted character. This dog amazingly combines aggressiveness and toughness, curiosity and universal stubbornness, skepticism and boundless friendliness. So if you are looking for a breed that will completely fill your life and time, then this is the Appen. By the way, you should not compare the Appenzeller with other Sennenhunds.

Adult Appen is playful, incredibly active and lives by certain rules. Yes, this guy adores his owner and is always sincerely grateful for the attention directed at him. But no strong emotions can stop a dog from “exploding” your nervous system during training. And the problem here is not low intelligence, but the fact that the breed is so well developed. But the Appenzeller Mountain Dog is an animal that has its own opinion on everything that concerns it. Even when it comes to training, animals have their own ideas, which in most cases do not coincide with yours.

People believe that an Appenzeller should not be owned in a family with children. Actually this is not true. Dogs adore babies and do not hurt them. Therefore, when walking with your pet, be prepared for the fact that when a stranger approaches, he will be perceived as suspicious. No, Appenzeller will not allow you to tug at a passerby's pant leg without a leash, but he may well grumble in warning. They can be hilariously threatening, especially in situations where the animal clearly understands that it is feared.

The herding past of this breed is felt wherever there is an appendage. In rural areas, the dog will happily take on the protection of poultry and livestock. If there is nothing of the kind nearby, this pet will guard your cat no less zealously than a cat. Additionally, Appenzeller Mountain Dogs, which have similar tails, usually do not get along very well with each other. Therefore, if there are already one or two dogs in the house, friction, showdowns and even war are inevitable.

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