Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Introduction:
The Icleandic Sheepdog Dog Breed is a spitz-type sheep herding dog breed. It was brought to Iceland by the Vikings. They share many similarities to the Norwegian Bonhund and are ancestors of the modern-day Welsh Corgi and Shetland Sheepdog. The tough and energetic dogs are hardy and agile, making them excellent livestock herders, they are not generally thought of as hunting dogs though they are very alert. They are generally enthusiastic without being aggressive. They are good with children and other pets and inquisitive and playful by nature. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s in depth Dog Breed Directory to discover an Icelandic Sheepdog Breeder close to you.

Icelandic Sheepdog Puppies

Icelandic Sheepdog Puppies for Sale

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Temperament:
With breed is an energized on and their agile and hardy nature make them excellent outdoor dogs. This paired with their very inquisitive temperament mean that they are extremely active and need daily doses of exercise. The dogs need to be sure that you are leader when going on walks or jogs and will follow commands and play for hours. Due to their energy they often suffer from anxiety if left alone for too long as they enjoy movement and companionship.

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Appearance:
Icelandic Sheepdogs have a large nose, compact muzzle and medium sized eyes. Theirs heads are arched and they have very sturdy forelegs. They are just under what is considered medium size and weight from 20-30 pounds at a height of 12-16 inches. They have two types of coat, either short or long. Both coats are very thick and weatherproof for the outdoors. Their colors are predominately tan and white though they may be black as well. Cute Puppies For Sale’s full dog breed directory has gorgeous Icelandic Sheepdog puppies for sale.

Adult Icelandic Sheepdog

Adult Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Origins:
Though brought to the country of Iceland by Vikings, the exact origins of most spitz-type dogs, including the Icelandic Sheepdog are unknown. No archaeological proof shows a transition from wolf to spitz in the Arctic regions, though some remains suggest that a spitz-type forerunner most likely mated with wolves as long as 5,000 years ago.

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed History:
The Icelandic Sheepdog was exported to England from Iceland in the mid 1600′s according to several historical writings on the breed. In the late 19th century much of the breed was lost due to distemper and plague and due to this the breed has been on the brink of extinction several times. With the help of the Icelandic Dog Breeder Association the breeds has been preserved to a degree. The Icelandic Sheepdog was officially recognized by the AKC in June of 2010. Cute Puppies For Sale’s thorough dog breed directory has extremely cute Icelandic Sheepdog puppies for sale.

Icelandic Sheepdog Puppies

Iceland Sheepdog Puppies for Sale

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Mortality:
The Icelandic Sheepdog breed is considered to be a very help breed, there are no major or recurring birth defects or conditions within the breed. With proper training, grooming and general care this hardy and healthy breed will live to it’s average of age of 12 years quite easily.

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Overview:
The Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed is a very athletic, hardy and loyal dog breed. They loyalty comes with a craving to be around their owners and they will follow them anywhere. Unlike traditional work-dogs, the Icelandic Sheepdog is calm indoors and will stay with still next to their master just to be close. They are at home in rural open areas, but as easily live in the city as long as they are consistently exercised. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s complete Dog Breed Directory to find a Certified Icelandic Sheepdog Breeder.

Icelandic Sheepdog Puppy Breeder

Icelandic Sheepdog Puppies

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