By Claudia Bensimoun
This breed is also known as the Iceland Sheepdog, Iceland Spitz, Friaar Dog and comes from Iceland.
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History: This is Iceland’s only native breed which was believed to have been brought in by the Viking settlers in the late 9th or early 10th century.The Iceland Sheepdog was used as a sheepdog to herd .It has been on the brink of extinction several times, but fortunately this breeds popularity has increased over time.
Physical Description: This breed is a small to medium-size dog that has a strong, triangular shaped head with a muzzle that is shorter than its skull.Their ears are medium sized and have slightly rounded tips.The Iceland’s tail is carried over it’s back and his coat is thick and weather resistant with a thick undercoat
Height: 16-20 inches
Weight: 25-35 pounds
Temperament: The Iceland Sheepdog has a sweet temperament and gets along with children and family.
Activity: Medium to High
This breed needs to be active and to have a job.
Needs: Plenty of exercise,grooming,training, a job such as herding and also socialization.
Health Concerns: Hip Dysplasia
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