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Icelandic Sheepdogs are loyal, hard working, and loving pets.

We should know... we have 9 of them! From the "spitz" family of dogs, it is believed this breed was introduced to Iceland with the first settlers. At one point distemper ravaged the islands and devastated the breed, but dedicated enthusiasts from Great Britain and Iceland brought the breed back from extinction. Today, Icelandic sheepdogs are used as companions, and yes..sheepdogs.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is well muscled, with a tapering muzzle, black nose, and a tail that curves over the back. The Icelandic Sheepdog comes in two coats, a shorter fur which lies close to the body, or a longer fur which is similar to a golden retriever or springer spaniel. Both are recognized variations within the same breed. The dogs can be chestnut, fawn, gray, black mixed with some white, or all white. They are intelligent, loving, active... and love to eat. Believe it or not, the breed prefers fish! And they seem to get along well with other animals.

Icelandic Sheepdogs do require some brushing and regular grooming, due to a heavy undercoat, especially in the spring as they start to shed their winter coats. They are clean, and will groom themselves often... two dogs will groom each other. Compared to some breeds, they require moderate exercise... not the daily rampages of a lab for example, but they'll be happiest when exercised and given a task to do. Unlike other breeds, which mature in about a year, it can take as much as a year and a half to two years for the Icelandic Sheepdog's character to fully develop. Something to consider if you're looking at getting a puppy.

We've been working to introduce this wonderful breed to the United States, and our dogs reflect both the temperament and the colors characteristic of the breed. Meet our dogs.


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Frelsi Farm
Elaine Clark
David Patterson
P.O. Box 54
Limerick, ME 04048
207-793-4640