Health Concerns


There is no substitute for a healthy puppy. No dog, whether purbred or mixed breed, can be guaranteed a life that is free of health problems and an Appenzeller is no exception. Conscientious breeders research health issues and the methods for inheritance of genetic problems. Through careful and informed breeding, great progress has been achieved in lessening the number of health concerns that affect the Appenzeller.


Recommended Health Tests for Appenzeller Dogs


  • Patellar Luxation 

  • Hip Dysplasia 

  • Elbow Dysplasia


See 'Orthopedic Concerns' for details