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Icelandic Sheepdog


Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog information
Name Icelandic Sheepdog
Other names Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog, Íslenskur fjárhundur, Islandsk Farehond, Friaar Dog, Canis islandicus
Origin Iceland
Size Type Medium dog breeds
Breed Group Herding dog breeds (AKC)
Life span 12 - 15 years
Temperament Energetic, Cheerful, Inquisitive, Hardy, Alert, Agile
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Colors Chocolate & White, Fawn & White, Gold & White, Gray & White, White & Cream, Black & White
Overview
The Icelandic Sheepdog is a little under sized Spitz-type dog with a triangular shaped head, prick ears and a double layer thickness. Seen from the side, the dog is rectangular. The body length from the shoulder point to the tip of the buttocks is far greater than the height at withers. The chest is equal to the length of the foreleg. The tail is carried in a loose curl over the back. There are two types of layer, long and short, and both are thick and extremely weatherproof. There is a marked difference in appearance between the sexes. The Icelandic Sheepdog should be evaluated as grazing and drover dog, and exaggerations or faults should be penalized in proportion to how much interfere with the dog's ability to work.
Temperament:
Icelandic sheepdogs are tough and energetic. Hardy and agile, they are very useful for herding and driving livestock or finding lost sheep. However, dogs are not known for hunting. Icelandic Sheepdogs are very alert and will always give visitors an enthusiastic welcome without being aggressive. Friendly and cheerful, the Icelandic sheepdog is inquisitive, playful and unafraid. They usually get along well with children and other pets.

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