Icelandic Sheepdog

Reykjadals Móri pictured with short-tail, multi-colored native sheep in the Icelandic landscape – Photo by Brynhildur Inga Einarsdóttir

Icelandic Sheepdog

Also known as: Iceland Dog

Origin: Iceland

Height at shoulder: 16–20 inches (41–51 cm)

Weight: 25–35 pounds (11–16 kg)

Coat: Dense, medium-length or long

Color: Black and tan, piebald, shades of riddish brown, tan, or gray with lighter shading, may have white markings

Ears: Upright, medium size, triangular shaped with slightly rounded tips

Tail: High set, curled over back

Reykjadals Móri working Icelandic horses – Photo by Brynhildur Inga Einarsdóttir

Reykjadals Móri – Photo by Brynhildur Inga Einarsdóttir

Farmer floating a ewe across an icy glacier river in Iceland’s rugged terrain

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

http://www.lasrocosa.com/education.html

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