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Nýlendu  Icelandic Sheepdogs

Spurðann, Snotra  and Nella

Our Icelandic Sheepdogs

Spurðann was born November 9th 2004

in Selfoss, Iceland.

He is one of six puppies.

He came to us to Ohio in January 2005


Kersins Spurðann

Snotra was born January 13th 2004

Selfoss Iceland at Hnúks Kennel.

Breeder Hörður Þorsteinsson and

Kristín Gunnarsdóttir

Snotra is one of five puppies.

Hnúks Birta “Snotra”

Nella our little girl, is one of four puppies born in our home in Dayton Ohio,

September 24th 2008.

Nýlendu Spurðanella “Nella”

Please visit the photo gallery for more pictures of  the dogs

Our dogs are all exceptional examples of the FCI/AKC Standard for the Icelandic Sheepdogs.


Snotra is quiet and laid back, but at the same time extremely alert, no killer squirrels will ever make it in to our yard. Snotra is the type of dog that you would want to babysit your children as she is loving and attentive, always wanting to please.


Spurðann is the happy go-lucky one; who is rambunctious, fun loving and definitely the alpha male. Spurdann came from a working farm and is a little aloof, he will come up on the couch and say hi, then a moment later he will move off and lay down next to the stairs where he can rest but still provide protection, Spurðanns personality is well suited for herding and working. He is athletic alert and loyal. His strongest characteristic is his intelligence, typical for the breed.


Nella, like her father very happy, always ready to play, and very joyful wonderful little girl. Very smart and eager to please us, loving and gets along with everyone, she likes nothing better than to grab a toy and tease the other dogs with it until they try to take the toy, then the chase is on.

Spurðann, Snotra and Nella, Icelandic SheepdogsWe took all three of our dogs to the first ISAA National Specialty at Wausean, Ohio in October 2009. It was important to us to get our dogs judged by an Icelandic Sheepdog expert Guðrún R Guðjohnsen,that came from Iceland just for the event. To see the judges report, please look at our dogs pages.


Both Snotra and Spurðann earned their Canine Good Citizen title on 25 August 2007.


Our dogs are CERF and hip tested, see their PennHIP scores posted on their pages


Although we do participate in a breeding program, our dogs are first and foremost our family members and puppies are few and far between.

Currently we are not breeding.



Nella and Spurðann like to play together all the time, they get a long great and are best friends.

Our dogs are very active, and they love to play in the snow and the cooler temperatures.


This breed need a lot of playtime, walk or work to stay happy.

Catch me if you can, Kersins Spurðann and Hnúks Birta Spurðann and Nella in the snow Nella and Spurðann playing together Best friends, Nella and Spurðann, Icelandic Sheepdogs Kersins Spurðann, Icelandic Sheepdog Mother and daughter, Snotra and Nella

From the AKC Standard: Displays agility and endurance with good driving action covering the ground effortlessly.



From the AKC Standard: The expression is gentle, intelligent and happy

Spurðann with a happy expression Happy Hnúks Birta Nella always smiling Having Fun in the snow, Snotra and Spurðann Fun in the snow, Snotra, Spurðann and Nella Spurðann, Icelandic Sheepdog Hnúks Birta AKA Snotra, Icelandic Sheepdog Nýlendu Spurðanella AKA Nella, Icelandic Sheepdog

 From the AKC Standard: The Icelandic Sheepdog is cheerful, friendly, inquisitive, playful and unafraid.

Spurðann running Kersins Spurðann running Kersins Spurðann, Icelandic Sheepdog Hnúks Birta AKA Snotra, Icelandic Sheepdog Nýlendu Spurðanella, Icelandic Sheepdog The Icelandic Sheepdogs, Snotra, Spurðann and Nella