Thought to be companions to the ancient Vikings, the Icelandic Sheepdog dog breed was used to protect flocks, especially lambs, from birds of prey. They still retain the habit of watching the sky and barking at birds–as well as everything else they see or hear. See below for complete list of Icelandic Sheepdog characteristics!Icelandic Sheepdog Breed Pictures Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog

Watch and learn about Icelandic Sheepdog dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Icelandic Sheepdog Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Herding Dogs 1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 6 inches tall at the shoulder 20 to 30 Pounds 14 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 1 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Size. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 1 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 5 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Icelandic Sheepdog is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Icelandic Sheepdog has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Herding Dogs

Height

1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 6 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

20 to 30 pounds

Life Span

14 to 15 years