Icelandic Sheepdog

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 18 inches, Females – 16.5 inches
  • Weight

    Should be proportionate to height
  • Coat

    Long or Short
  • Color

    Shades of tan from cream to reddish brown, chocolate brown, gray, or black with white markings
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Obedience, Rally, Agility, Therapy, Flyball, Herding, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


A true Nordic spitz, the Icelandic Sheepdog is distinguished by his prick ears and curled tail. This hardy, agile breed was developed to herd livestock in the mountainous regions of Iceland. Highly intelligent and clever, this sheepdog is an enthusiastic and playful companion that can be quite vocal. The breed sheds his undercoat twice a year and requires moderate grooming.

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