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- Poodle Versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde: Introduction
- Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde: Overview
- Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde: Comparison Table
- The Most Remarkable Differences Between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
- The Similarities Between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
- Adopting the Poodle versus Adopting the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
- Tolerates Being Alone: Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde
- Do Poodles shed more than Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
- Which is Easier to Groom, the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
- Which Dog Breed is more Dog-Friendly, the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
- Are Poodles good family dogs? What about Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
- Is the Poodle Easier to Train than the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
- Which one drools more, the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
- How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
- Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
- Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
- Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Appenzeller Sennenhundes Tolerate Cold Weather?
- Wanderlust Potential: Poodle vs. Appenzeller Sennenhunde
- Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Appenzeller Sennenhundes Tolerate Hot Weather?
- Poodle Versus Other Dog Breeds
- Conclusion: Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde. Which One is a Better Pet?
Poodle Versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde: Introduction
Are you thinking of getting a new pet dog, and you have narrowed down your choices to the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde? Well, you have come to the right place. Because in this article, we will provide you with a detailed comparison of these two dog breeds to help you decide which of the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde better suits you.
We will provide you a detailed discussion and comparison of dog attributes such as intelligence, price, general health, friendliness, etc, for both the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde.
Furthermore, we will let you know which one of the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde is better suited for new dog owners, for owners with kids, for owners that live in apartments, for owners with dog allergies, etc.
Importantly, we did some analysis and calculation and we obtained a number that we call the Better-Pet Score™ for both the Poodle and for the Appenzeller Sennenhunde. The dog breed with the higher Better-Pet score is the `better` pet. We hope that these Better-Pet Scores will provide you with more insight into deciding which pet to get between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde.
Our only goal here is to help you make a well-thought-out decision on your next long-term companion, be it the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde.
Note that there are 3 types of Poodles:
However, these 3 poodle `types` are basically the same. The only difference between them is size. Standard Poodles are big, toy poodles are small, and miniature poodles are medium-sized.
In addition, we have articles on the detailed comparisons of the poodle to every other dog breed. Check out our articles on poodle versus other dog breeds here.
Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde: Overview
A very important difference between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde is the size difference between the two dog breeds. The Poodle is a large-sized dog while the Appenzeller Sennenhunde is a medium-sized dog.
Furthermore, the Poodle belongs to the Companion Dogs group. Companion Dogs were bred to be companions for humans. Their main goal in life is to be with people, and they will be very sad if left to themselves for long hours day after day.
On the other hand, the Appenzeller Sennenhunde belongs to the Herding Dogs group. Herding Dogs were bred for moving livestock, including sheep, cattle, and even reindeer. Herding dogs work closely with their human shepherds, and their natural intelligence and responsiveness make them highly trainable. They have high levels of energy, which needs to be channeled properly to prevent destructive behavior. Herding breeds are protective of their people and property and make excellent watchdogs. Their intelligence, agility, and activity level make them well suited to dog sports.
Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde: Comparison Table
The table below compares the Poodle to the Appenzeller Sennenhunde based on different important factors such as Price, Health, Kid-friendliness, etc.
When a dog breed scores higher for a factor than the other dog breed, the box of the breed that scores higher is shaded green and the box of the breed that scores lower is shaded red. When there is no difference between the breeds for a particular factor then the box is shaded gray for both pets. Also, when the factor is not important in picking a pet, or when the factor cannot be compared between two pets, the box for the factor is shaded gray for both pets
Most of the factors in the table for each dog breed are ranked on a scale of 1 to 5. “1” means “worst”, and “5” means “best”.
However, some factors such as “Price”, “Average Lifespan”, etc. cannot be on a scale of 1 to 5, so they are not on a scale of 1 to 5 in the comparison table.
Later in this article, we will further explain each factor as it applies to the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
|Tolerates Being Alone
|Does NOT Shed
|Does NOT Drool
|Easy To Groom
|12 to 15 years
|9 to 12 years
|Low Prey Drive
|Does NOT Bark or Howl
|Tolerates Cold Weather
|Tendency NOT to Wander
|Calmness/ Low Vigor
|48 to 55 pounds
|Tolerates Hot Weather
|Friendly Toward Strangers
|Potential NOT to Gain Weight
|Does NOT chew on things
|Minimal Exercise Needs
|Adapts Well To Apartment Living
|Good For Novice Owners
|Affectionate With Family
|Easy To Train
|Potential For Playfulness
|19 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder
|Common Health Problems and Recommended Health Tests
*Data from AKC.org (The American Kennel Club),dogtime.com, OFA.org (The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), petcalculator.com, wikipedia.org, ATTS.org (The American Temperament Test Society)
Next, we added the scores of the factors that can be added together for the Poodle in the table (that is, `Ease of Grooming` score + `General Health` score + `Calmness` score + …etc) and we compared it to the corresponding total score for the Appenzeller Sennenhunde. We call these total scores the Better-Pet Scores, as we mentioned earlier. We called this score the Better-Pet score because the better dog breed will have a higher score. This is because the pet will the higher score will have minimal needs and be easier to have as a pet.
The Better-Pet score for the Poodle is 88 out of 125 while the Better-Pet score for the Appenzeller Sennenhunde is 77 out of 125.
Based on their Better-Pet scores, the Poodle is a better pet than the Appenzeller Sennenhunde. So, you should get a Poodle!
The Most Remarkable Differences Between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Below is a list of where the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde are most different:
The Similarities Between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
The Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde are very similar in certain aspects. Below is the list of where the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde are most similar:
Size (Weight and Height) of Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Now, let us discuss the difference in size between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde.
Poodles come in three main size categories. These three size categories are referred to as the three varieties of the poodle. Poodles of different varieties are basically the same except for their size differences. The poodle varieties based on size categorization are:
There is another variety of poodle that is not recognized in the USA but is recognized in Europe. This poodle size variety is called the Moyen Poodle. In size, the Moyen Poodle is smaller than the Standard poodle but bigger than the miniature poodle.
See below the figure that compares the different poodle sizes:
On the other hand, Appenzeller Sennenhundes weigh 48 to 55 pounds when fully grown. Appenzeller Sennenhundes are 19 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown.
Adopting the Poodle versus Adopting the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
You may consider adopting a dog instead of buying a puppy. Many Poodles and many Appenzeller Sennenhundes are currently available for adoption.
These adorable and cute dogs are waiting in dog shelters hoping that someday someone will rescue them. Furthermore, adoption costs are lesser than the cost of a new puppy. Dog adoption costs are usually around $300. In addition to your local dog shelter, a good place online to see dogs that are available for adoption is petfinder.com.
Below is an adorable Male Poodle named Dudley that is currently available for adoption on Petfinder.com. You can find other lovely adoptable Poodles like Dudley on pefinder.com.
Also, like Poodles, Appenzeller Sennenhundes are also available for adoption. For example, Boss is a Male Appenzeller Sennenhunde that is currently available for adoption on petfinder.com. You can find more Appenzeller Sennenhundes like Boss that are up for adoption on petfinder.com.
Bruce is the name of another Poodle (Male) on petfinder.com that is looking for a new home.
You can find more Poodles and Appenzeller Sennenhundes that are available for adoption on petfinder.
Tolerates Being Alone: Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Poodles do not like to be left alone.
Poodles, by nature, are companion dogs. They like and thrive on human companionship more than most dog breeds. Poodles do not like to be left alone. Leaving a poodle alone for more than 4 hours day after day will cause separation anxiety and isolation distress in a poodle. If you plan to get a poodle, make sure you can be around your poodle most of the time, or arrange for a dog walker.
See our article on how long you can leave a poodle alone.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes do not like to be left alone.
Do Poodles shed more than Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
Poodles do not shed a lot. They are good for people with dog allergies.
Although all dogs shed, and poodles are no different in this regard. But poodles shed less than many other breeds of dogs. However, if you own a poodle, you will not have the problem of having balls of dog hair on your couch and over your house. This is because the curly coat of the poodle traps the hair and other things that the poodle sheds. Therefore, people that are allergic to dogs tend to tolerate poodles better.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes shed moderately.
Which is Easier to Groom, the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
Poodles require a lot of grooming and they are not very easy to groom.
To learn more about how to properly groom a poodle, check out our article on how to groom a poodle.
Learn more on how to take care of a poodle here.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes are very easy to groom.
Which Dog Breed is more Dog-Friendly, the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
Poodles get along very well with other dogs.
Poodles get along very well with other dogs. Poodles are very friendly. However, it is up to the other dog to reciprocate the friendliness. Some dog breeds are just unfriendly and aggressive.
Read this article to learn about the dog breeds that get along well with poodle and the dog breeds that do not along with poodles.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes get along fairly well with other dogs.
Are Poodles good family dogs? What about Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
Poodles are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.
Poodles make a good addition to a family. They love kids and kids love them.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.
Is the Poodle Easier to Train than the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
Poodles are very easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train because they are intelligent and eager to please their owners. However, it is important that you begin training a poodle to make the most out of their natural intelligence. Moreover, training your Poodle should be based on positive reinforcement and repetition. Be sure to give your Poodle praise when he obeys a command and ignores your poodle`s bad behavior.
To learn more, check out our article on how to train a poodle.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes are very easy to train.
Which one drools more, the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Poodles do have a very low tendency to drool.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes do have a very low tendency to drool.
How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
Poodles get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.
Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
Poodles have a very low prey drive. This means they get won`t chase after smaller pets. They tend to get along well with other pets.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes have a moderate prey drive. They can sometimes chase after smaller animals and pets.
Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Appenzeller Sennenhundes?
Poodles are not very vocal. They do not tend to bark and howl.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes are highly vocal. They have the tendency to bark and howl.
Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Appenzeller Sennenhundes Tolerate Cold Weather?
Poodles can moderately tolerate cold weather.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes can very well tolerate cold weather.
Wanderlust Potential: Poodle vs. Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Poodles have a moderate tendency to wander. This means that they sometimes get distracted by other animals or objects.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes have a moderate tendency to wander. This means that they sometimes get distracted by other animals or objects.
Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Appenzeller Sennenhundes Tolerate Hot Weather?
Poodles can tolerate hot weather.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes can tolerate hot weather.
Is the Poodle Better for Apartment Owners than the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
Poodles adapt very well to apartment living.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes do not adapt well to apartment living.
Which is Better for New Dog Owners, the Poodle or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde?
Poodles are very good for new dog owners.
Appenzeller Sennenhundes are OK for new dog owners.
Poodle Versus Other Dog Breeds
You may also be interested in how the poodle compares to other breeds aside from the Appenzeller Sennenhunde. So, see below the links to the comparison of the poodle to other breeds:
poodle versus Bulldog poodle versus Swedish Vallhund poodle versus Westiepoo poodle versus Norfolk Terrier poodle versus French Bulldog poodle versus Labradoodle poodle versus Bichon Frise poodle versus Pug poodle versus Whoodle poodle versus King Shepherd
Conclusion: Poodle versus Appenzeller Sennenhunde. Which One is a Better Pet?
In summary, there is nothing like a better dog breed or a worse dog breed. The important question to ask is which dog breed better matches your interests and lifestyle. We hope our discussion above will help you in deciding which dog breed between the Poodle and the Appenzeller Sennenhunde better suits you and your family.