Appenzeller Sennenhund (Mountain Dog) Breed Maintenance
Even though the Appenzeller Mountain Dog has a shorter coat, it is a double coat and will shed several times a year. He will require weekly brushing when not shedding but when shedding begins, he will need to be brushed daily. Appenzeller Mountain Dogs do not drool excessively and they are not hypoallergenic. Dogs with hanging ears, such as the Appenzeller Mountain Dog, will be more prone to ear infections and will need to have their ears cleaned often. Clean and dry ears will help prevent ear infections. Nails should be trimmed every two to three weeks. Baths will be necessary once each month when they are working the farm and are with the livestock. The Appenzeller Mountain Dog requires a lot of exercise and is not necessarily the best choice for suburban or city living. They prefer to be outdoors and working as a herding dog. Appenzeller Mountain Dogs that do not have enough exercise can become excessive barkers and destructive to property.