The Appenzell Cattle Dog originated in Appenzell, Switzerland. Also known as Appenzeller Sennenhund, Appenzell Cattle Dog, or simply the Appenzeller, this is one of the four Swiss Mountain Dogs, distinguished from the other three by its tightly curled, spitz tail.
The breed was used as a farm dog and cattle dog. After helping with the movement of the cattle, it was employed to keep guard over the herds and, on market days, pulled carts with farm produce to the market stall. When avalanches occurred, it was used as a rescue dog.
Appenzeller is always described as intelligent, high-spirited, self-assured, fearless, cheerful, but suspicious of strangers.
Appenzeller Pedigree Databank is an online database for all purebred Appenzeller Cattle Dogs. This databank will help an interested breeder to find out the best sire for his dam not only of one national club but among all European breedable males within studbooks agreed by FCI, with pedigrees up to 10 generations for your dog and back for all its ancestors, pedigrees up to 10 generations for a planned mating, all relations of a dog (parents, siblings, half-siblings, litters), offsprings about some generations. Information about active Sires in different countries including pedigree, hip score, owner, foto, email and homepage, is also available.