Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A dog, not cheese.

Another distant cousin!

The Appenzeller Sennenhund finds its origins in the Appenzell region of northeast Switzerland and is probably descended from the "cattle dogs left there by the Romans".
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.  


Winchester whisperer said...

That cousin looks rather vicious - I prefer Ozzy's softer curls.

ADDY said...

Not heard of the cheese or the dog, but that picture is lovely. It looks a bit like my Snoopy who was black and tan without the white bits.