Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Appenzeller Sennenhund

Compare the Catahoula Leopard Dog to the Appenzeller Sennenhund. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Catahoula Leopard Dogs and Appenzeller Sennenhunds.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Catahoula Leopard Dog is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Appenzeller Sennenhund is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Catahoula Leopard Dog and Appenzeller Sennenhund are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both breeds will bark frequently, but the Appenzeller Sennenhund has the highest tendency to bark between the two.
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Catahoula Leopard Dog vs Appenzeller Sennenhund
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Breed NameCatahoula Leopard DogAppenzeller Sennenhund
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-14 yrs.11-13 yrs.
Height20-26 in.19-22 in.
Weight50-100 lb48-55 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesSwitzerland
Origin Year1600 AD1906 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyPoorGood
Stranger FriendlyPoorBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹50°F to 100°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHigh-Very HighHigh
Exercise RequiredMedium-HighHigh
Top Running Speed25 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingMediumMedium
DanderLow-MediumMedium
Drool AmountLowNone-Low

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameCatahoula Leopard DogAppenzeller Sennenhund
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageAverage
HerdingHighAverage
HuntingHighVery Low
ProtectionAverageBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameCatahoula Leopard DogAppenzeller Sennenhund
Lifespan
Lifespan10-14 yrs.11-13 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesNo
DeafnessYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCatahoula Leopard DogAppenzeller Sennenhund
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Single CoatYesNo
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue MerleYesNo
BrindleYesNo
BrownYesNo
Brown & WhiteYesNo
GreyYesNo
Quad-colorYesNo
RedYesNo
Red MerleYesNo
TanYesNo
Tri-colorYesYes
White MerleYesNo
YellowYesNo
Yellow MerleYesNo