Icelandic Sheepdog Information

Icelandic SheepdogThis happy, extroverted breed came to Iceland with the Vikings and was used to herd cattle, sheep and horses back in the day. Today, the Icelandic Sheepdog is often used as a therapy dog due to their kind, calming disposition.

Icelandic Sheepdogs are classified as Spitzes, no surprise given their foxy face, pointy ears and curled tail. His dense coat comes in a variety of colors and often includes white markings. Considered a medium-sized dog, the Icelandic Sheepdog stands up to 18 inches and weighs 45-65 pounds. His adorable face will instantly melt your heart!

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 4in - 1ft 6in     Weight: 20-30lbs
Lifespan: 14 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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