Nýlendu Icelandic Sheepdogs

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The Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland's only native dog.
  It is part of Iceland's national heritage and a treasure which should be safeguarded and bred to the FCI/AKC standard keeping it true to Iceland no matter what country it resides in.

Meet The Dogs

Hnúks Birta aka Snotra
Hnúks Birta aka Snotra
Kersins Spurðann
Kersins Spurðann
Nýlendu Spurðanella aka Nella
Nýlendu Spurðanella aka Nella
Hnúks Birta                           Kersins Spurðann                          Nýlendu Nella
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.
We 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 did participate in a breeding program, our dogs are first and foremost our family members
and puppies are few and far between.

​​​​​​​Our Dogs Are Retired From Breeding
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