The Definitive Guide To Appenzeller Sennenhund Dogs
Highly intelligent, sweet-tempered, and industrious these Swiss Mountain dogs were bred by a people called the Senn to be shepherds, pull laden carts, and stand guard over their farm dwellings and outbuildings. Today, they are just as smart and flexible, but do require quite a bit of physical activity and early socialization to overcome their inbred wariness of strangers. They are cheerful and confident, but they also need a job to do. If they are bored or idle, you may become their job, herded by gentle nips, nudges, and plenty of barks.
1. Appenzeller Sennenhunds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Appenzeller Sennenhund Temperament and Training
3. Appenzeller Sennenhund Diet and Feeding
Appenzeller Sennenhund Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Appenzeller Sennenhund Weight
Appenzeller Sennenhunds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Appenzeller Sennenhunds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Appenzeller Sennenhund with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.