Dragonfly Farm is a five acre farm on a small, rural island in the temperate rain forest of the Pacific Northwest. It is also home to Eyjahunda Icelandic Sheepdogs.
I found my first Icelandic Sheepdog (ISD) in 1972 while my family was living in Iceland. I grew up with and love the temperament, athleticism, intelligence and beauty of this primitive breed. Knowing that the Iceland Dog can still go genetically extinct, we are dedicated to preservation efforts as described by the Icelandic Sheepdog International Cooperation (ISIC), the Icelandic Kennel Club (HRFI) & the official breed club in Iceland (DIF).
We are committed to breed education and have studied under the three internationally recognized breed experts. We participate in ISIC seminars, have traveled to the majority of ISIC sister club countries and put hands on hundreds of ISDs. We have attended numerous breeding seminars and a herding seminar with AKC Herding Judge John Holman. Both of us serve the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America (ISAA) as volunteers, are active in bringing breed specific educational events to the members of the ISAA and contribute regularly to periodicals about the breed. We have also actively participated in ISD rescue.
In our breeding program, we strive to breed happy, healthy, “all around farm dogs” as described by breed experts and the AKC/FCI breed standard. We have worked very hard to breed ISDs that have the correct temperament, type, working ability, conformation and are, of course, healthy. Our ISDs have worked as therapy dogs, were #1 breed in 2010, #1 breed and all breed in 2011, BISS 2011, BIS Rose City Classic 2011, BOB Eukanuba 2011, BOB Westminster 2011 & 2012, BOB, BOS & Award of Merit at Eukanuba 2010. All of our adult ISDs have been evaluated by breed experts, deemed to be of “Excellent/Champion Quality” in terms of temperament and structure as compared to the FCI standard, are AKC Grand Champions, have passed herding instinct tests and two are titled in AKC Herding. To see a list of all the Eyjahunda pups that have passed herding instinct tests, please visit the herding page. We are into our third generation of ISDs that demonstrate herding instinct; a fact we are very proud of. We maintain current ISIC/ISAA recommended health testing on our ISDs and that health information can be found in the open and public health database on line; Canine Health Information Center or CHIC and the CERF database. Simply type in Eyjahunda and our dogs will appear. Most importantly, however, our dogs are much loved & happy farm dogs who enjoy our daily life.
It is our hope that you enjoy our website. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Donna, Terry & the Eyjahunda Pack