Icelandic Sheepdog

This is a group to talk about Icelandic Sheepdogs (Iceland Sheepdogs).

Here are a few snippets from the standard for the Iceland Sheepdog:

The Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland's only native dog. It was brought to Iceland with the first Viking settlers (AD 874 - 930). The Icelandic sheepdog's popularity has increased over the last few decades and, despite the fact the breed is still very small in numbers, it is no longer considered to be in danger of extinction.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a Nordic herding Spitz, slightly under medium sized with prick ears and a curled tail. There are two types of coat, long and short.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a hardy and agile herding dog which barks, making it extremely useful for herding or driving livestock in the pastures, in the mountains or finding lost sheep. The Icelandic Sheepdog is by nature very alert and will always give visitors an enthusiastic welcome without being aggressive. Hunting instincts are not strong. The Icelandic Sheepdog is cheerful, friendly, inquisitive, playful and unafraid.

To find out more about the wonderful Icelandic Sheepdog breed please visit the Canadian Icelandic Sheepdog Clubs blog: