Another distant cousin!
The Appenzeller Sennenhund finds its origins in the Appenzell region of northeast
and is probably descended from the "cattle dogs left there by the
The breed was originally kept primarily as a cattle herding dog, and a flock guardian. It was also used as a draft dog, and general farm dog. The breed also was known for its affinity to both herd and guard with such devotion that they would give their life to protect their charge. Just like Ozzy!
I only knew the delicious Appenzeller cheese.