Icelandic Sheepdog

Iceland’s Only Native Breed

This is a small to medium sized purebred Spitz dog from Iceland, and is in fact the only native breed of dog that Iceland has. It is also called the Iceland Dog, Icelandic Spitz, Friaar Dog, Iceland Spitz, Islandsk Spidshunde, Fiaarhundur and Islandsk Farehond. It was bred to guard, control and herd sheep flocks and to help round up other livestock. It also helped with pulling sleds and was (and still is) a loved family companion. They also do well in some shows and events including flyball, herding, obedience, utility and agility.

source: dogbreedplus