ICELANDIC SHEEPDOG

History

The Icelandic Sheepdog originated from dogs that came along Norwegian settlers (Vikings) to Iceland. This breed is very much similar to the Shetland sheepdog, Welsh Corgi Norwegian, and the Buhund. The dogs are mostly used for herding sheep across the Icelandic countries.

Temperament & Personality

Icelandic Sheepdog puppies are friendly, playful and loves children. They easily gets along with other dogs. It loves to be in the crowd and hates loneliness for a longer period. They usually welcome guests but may bark during the first approach. Icelandic Sheepdog is not at all aggressive towards strangers. These dogs do not like to be with the pet birds and are utmost happy when they are with the family.

Icelandic Sheepdog Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living

Good for 1st Time Owners

Sensitivity

Tolerance Levels

Affection towards Family

Kid Friendliness

Stranger Friendliness

Ease of Grooming

General Health

Trainability

Prey Drive

Exercise Needs

Energy Level

Exercise

A daily exercise is essential to keep them physically fit and energized since they are highly active. Jogging and a long walk with playtime in a fenced ground will be adequate.

Grooming

Icelandic dog will require brushing once or twice a week to remove dead hair as they have two coat lengths and both shed remarkably as both the undercoats are dense. Everyday brushing will reduce hair fall. Icelandic Sheepdog is a seasonal shedder, and the undercoat comes out in clumps, during this time regular brushing is recommended. Toothpaste approved by the veterinarian is favored. Trimming of nails once a week is advised.

Health Problems

Major health problems include Patellar Luxation Distichiasis and Hip Dysplasia while minor concerns are cataracts, bilateral cryptorchidism. Recommended random tests are Eye, Hip X-Rays, eye examination and physical examination.

Training

Friaar dog is lovable to the trainers due to their intelligence. They respond very well to training with positive techniques. Keep the dog busy in exciting activities to make them different. Particularly teaching of the commands like “stay,” “stop” makes them highly obedient.

Feeding

As they are highly energetic, they require a nutrient-rich diet.

Icelandic Sheepdog Facts

Icelandic Sheepdog

Group:

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog, Friaar Dog, Canis Islandicus

Height & Weight:

Male : 46 cm Female: 42 cm & 20 to 30 pounds

Color:

Brown, Black, Gray, and all tan shades

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

AKC,FCI,CKC,UKC

Shedding:

Heavy Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

No

Average Litter Size:

4-8 puppies

Lifespan:

11-14 years

Coat:

This breed has two different coat type, long hair, and short hair. The undercoat is soft and thick while thin and straight coat on top.

Price:

800$ - 1000$

Origin:

Iceland,[Europe]

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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