The Icelandic Sheepdog is a breed of dog of spitz type originating from the dogs brought to Iceland by the Vikings. It is of similar type to the Norwegian Buhund, the Shetland Sheepdog, and the Welsh Corgi. They are commonly used to herd sheep in the Icelandic countryside.
Also known as
This breed is also called Canis Islandicus, Friaar Dog, Iceland Dog, Icelandic Dog, Icelandic Spitz, Islandsk Fårehund as well as Íslenskur Fjárhundur.
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