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Temperament is a set of unique mental features that permanently guide behavior in various situations. It is the entire central and peripheral nervous system, programmed and transmitted genetically, and is subject to minor environmental influences. The structure of temperament is activity, emotionality
and sociability and types of temperament are presented by:

This is the base with which our puppy is born. Appenzeller's ancestors and rigorous breeding selection have created a beautiful breed standard: "A lively, temperamental, self-confident and brave dog. A bit distrustful of strangers, an incorruptible guardian, friendly, quick to learn." Sounds perfect, doesn't it? Referring to the breed standard, I will mention the ancestors, cousins, which are significantly revealed by creating the Appenzeller silhouette. Their similarities are sometimes astonishing. Apart from the three other Swiss breeds, the Rottweiler is closest to the Appenzeller. Cousins descended from the same dogs. Anatomical and psychological similarities can be found in both breeds. The App also includes features of primitive breeds such as Spitzes and Samoyeds.


Lively, that is, lively, lively, energetic, which means that it is everywhere, it will go everywhere, it will look everywhere. Full of temperament, i.e. full of features such as: impulsivity, excitability, changeability, explosiveness, sociability, openness, seriousness, passivity, caution, restraint, rigidity, anxiety and apathy. Self-confidence is a state in which a dog feels good in its own skin. It is accepting yourself with all your imperfections, inner peace and self-appreciation. Courage is the quality of someone who is not frightened or discouraged by difficulties and danger. An incorruptible guardian, guarding means guarding, warning, and ultimately defending. In the case of herding breeds, keeping an eye on herds of other animals, both keeping order in the herd and guarding the herd against intruders and danger. Friendly
and "somewhat" distrustful of strangers. Friendly to HIS herd, both human and animal. A fast learner learns, remembers and uses his skills very quickly. Very open to new things, eager to learn, an excellent observer, learns with his eyes, thinks and analyzes.


Do you still think that a dog born with such a base of characteristics is ideal? Yes, he is a perfect dog
with enormous psychophysical capabilities and predispositions. Character development begins before the puppy is born. Apart from the excellent individual gene pool that the puppy receives from its ancestors. The second "pool" that has a huge impact is the mother's pregnancy and its course. Environmental conditions and factors in which the female dog lives. The quantity and quality of the stimuli that surround it as well as various events
and random situations. Limitation of freedom, min. Kennel breeding has a negative impact on the subsequent behavior of dogs. Increasing fixation and frustration in a pregnant dog may increase the excitability and nervousness of puppies, while frustration opens the door to aggression and isolation deepens fears. Breeders play an extremely important role in the first weeks of puppies' lives. Appenzeller puppies require a lot of input and dedication from the breeder in broadly understood socialization. In getting to know the environment as much as possible, with the greatest emphasis on contact with strangers. While taking all precautions for the health of the puppies. The first educator is the mother female dog, her mental and physical condition is another important factor in the proper development of the litter. The female dog selects puppies characterologically, "giving them a marker" for their future function in the herd. It is the female dog that develops the dominant predispositions of the puppy that has such features, calms down hyperactive people, and supports anxious children. After the initial selection with "specific" predispositions, the puppies go to new homes. The visual cuteness of a puppy is extremely deceptive and at the same time real, but only for people who know the breed. This is one
one of the few breeds of dogs that would be phenomenal in coexistence requires a lot of work.


The puppies are bursting with energy like little jumping piranhas. They want to be everywhere, touch everything, taste everything. There are also weaker individuals that require more time to accept new conditions. Without the support of a new guide, it is difficult for them to find mental balance. The puppy begins to isolate, fears increase, excessive submissiveness, and depression occurs. Which makes it impossible to build relationships, deepen bonds or mutual respect.


It is up to us, the guides of Appenzeller owners, to determine the character of our future Appenzeller. How we will guide our puppy through the most important first year of his life. For Appenzeller to be the greatest companion in our everyday life, it must work physically and mentally. The breed's intellectual abilities are enormous. Long-term repetition of activities becomes boring and overwhelming, they may bark excessively to express their disapproval and dissatisfaction. 

. They are very self-interested and will not do anything for free. They must have a profit for themselves to want to talk to us, and we are smart enough to find it and play our cards in this annual game.


Determination and consistency in meeting the dog's psychophysical needs is the basis for getting along
with appenzeller. The independence and individualism of the app, the lack of specific guidance for the dog, is a very simple way for the dog to take command. Its external charm and compact size are perfect for an apartment in a block of flats and a car. Sounds familiar?. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, the Appenzeller is a mini Rottweiler
in a nicer package with a turbo boost. Does the word rottwieler scare you? If so, the Appenzeller is definitely not the dog for you. Like any dog, it likes routine but cannot stand boredom, and when left to its own devices, it shows extraordinary creativity without necessarily satisfying its handler. I definitely do not recommend an Appenzeller as a first dog.

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