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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
Snotra was born January 13th 2004
Selfoss Iceland at Hnúks Kennel.
Breeder Hörður Þorsteinsson and
Snotra is one of five puppies.
Nella our little girl, is one of four puppies born in our home in Dayton Ohio,
September 24th 2008.
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 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.
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
From the AKC Standard: The Icelandic Sheepdog is cheerful, friendly, inquisitive, playful and unafraid.