Icelandic Sheepdog

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Icelandic Sheepdog
Islandsk Farehond Friaar
Icelandic Spitz
Iceland Dog

Iceland, 800s
The only native breed of Iceland. They are believed to have been brought to the island by vikings in the late ninth or early tenth century. They were used to herd livestock and were considered a vital tool for farmers.

Companion, Herding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12 years of age

Weight & Height
20-30 Pounds & 12-16 Inches

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia

Physical Description
Medium size dog with a deep chest and a strong, trangular shaped head. It has medium prick ears that are triangular in shape. The tail is carried over the back.

Affectionate and friendly dog that gets along great with people, including children... The Icelandic Sheepdog does not like to be left alone, so they are not for a family that will not be home for several hours in a day. This breed does like to bark

Quick learner , so training this breed shouldn't be too difficult

Living Conditions
Not recommended for apartment or city living

Comb, Especially when the dog shedding.

The Icelandic Sheepdog needs alot of exercise. It will enjoy long walks and to run and play freely in a fenced area.

Coat Texture
2 coat types. There is a medium lenth and a longer coat. both coat types are dense ad weather resistant with a thick undercoat. The coat is longer at the neck, back of legs and the tail.

Coat Colors
Variety of Colors

3-6 puppies are usually born per litter.

Fédération Cynologique Internationale


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Icelandic Sheepdog Breeders

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