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The Appenzeller is active and known to be suspicious towards strangers. It requires exercise, training, and something to do, and is not recommended as an apartment dog. They do bond closely with their owners, and they thrive on attention.
According to dogbreedinfo.com, these dogs are charming and affectionate, tough, intelligent, and lively. They usually get along with other dogs and animals, and they love open spaces and freedom to run.
Appenzellers are versatile working dogs, often used to herd cows. They will control a wayward cow but dashing in to nip at its heel. Consider how big a cow is compared to a dog... Nipping cows is not for the faint of heart! They're also good at agility and games of catch.