Icelandic Sheepdog

Breed Information

Breed Group: Herding
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Originating in Scandinavia, the Iceland Sheepdog is a spitz breed. During the 19th century over 75% of this breed was destroyed by canine distemper and the plague. As Iceland's only native dog, this breed is considered to be one of the oldest breeds in the world.
The Iceland Sheepdog is strong, robust, and well-built. They are highly regarded for their herding and guarding abilities. This breed is one of stamina and endurance. Iceland Sheepdog's are able to work on any type of terrain and in any type of weather. They possess a happy and gentle expression.
A loyal, loving, and hard working breed, the Iceland Sheepdog is active, alert, and energetic. This breed is affectionate, gentle, and friendly. Iceland Sheepdog's do well with children and other pets. They are typically non-aggressive unless they sense danger. They form close attachments to their family and do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time.
The Iceland Sheepdog requires occasional brushing as this will minimize loose and dead hair. Dew claw nails must be regularly trimmed. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary.
The Iceland Sheepdog is a double coat breed. The coat presents in either short or long length. The outer coat is weather-proof, thick, coarse, and straight. The under coat is soft, thick, and dense. This breed is a constant shedder that sheds heavily twice a year.
The Iceland Sheepdog is intelligent, quick to learn, and eager to please. Basic obedience is recommended. The Iceland Sheepdog breed does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with fairness, firmness, and consistency.
The Iceland Sheepdog breed is not recommended for apartment living. They require an inordinate amount of exercise, activity, and family interaction. The Iceland Sheepdog requires a rural setting with room to roam and a job to do.
Male: 25-30; Female: 20-25 lbs
Male: 18; Female: 16 inches
Golden Sable, Sandy Yellow, Red, Black/White/Tan, Black and White
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The current median price for all Icelandic Sheepdogs sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Icelandic Sheepdog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

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Annual cost of owning an Icelandic Sheepdog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Icelandic Sheepdogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
Are Icelandic sheepdogs good with cats?

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The Icelandic Sheepdog is a hardy, agile, excitable little dog. They are full of energy and love for people. This breed does remarkably well with other dogs and pets even though they have quick the prey drive. Being a herding breed, they are prone to herding their family members or other pets. However, with proper socialization and training, the Icelandic Sheepdog can do well with cats when introduced with them as a young pup. Please though, always supervise all interactions between a puppy/dog with any animal at the beginning. Also ensure that the other animal, dog, cat, or whatever has an escape route and will not be followed or stalked by the puppy/dog after the animal has stop wanting to interact. Teaching any puppy/dog, no matter the breed(s) to leave another animal alone when it does not want to interact is extremely important, and is key to lasting manners for the entire dogs life.

Anonymous asked:
Do Iceland Sheepdogs have any health issues? What common ailments affect this breed?



The Iceland Sheepdogs do not have any common health problems. They are known for a fairly healthy breed.


They're fairly healthy, but they can develop health problems such as any breed can. Three diseases that can affect them are hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and patellar luxation.

Anonymous asked:
I know this says that Iceland Sheepdogs are really good with other dogs, but I wanted to get another opinion, are they really good with other dogs? And, are they easy to train?



Iceland Sheepdogs are great with other dogs and very easy to train because they rarly disobey or disrespct their owner.


I have 2 Icelandics and they are great with other dogs. It's a really good idea to socialize them on a regular basis to ensure they aren't aggressive to other dogs or people. Invest in an "FURanator" as they do shed their under coats. Groom them regularly. Iceland Sheepdogs are easy to train, but they need to be worked/exercised.

Anonymous asked:
Do the Iceland Sheepdogs bark?



Yes, Iceland Sheepdogs are known for their barking, but you can train them not to bark.


I am an expat living in Maine and breeding Iceland Sheepdogs - gorgeous dogs. I know quarantine laws in Australia are harsh, but it is worth looking at what is actually involved. Dogs from a reputable breeder are healthy and come from excellent stock. Veterinary care is vastly cheaper here than in Australia and is not something that is skipped by reputable breeders.

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Updated: 7/2/2022