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Herding

Eyjahunda Icelandic Sheepdogs/Dragonfly Farm strives to produce and build “all around farm dogs” as described by breed experts and the standard. Our dogs are part of our daily lives, live with us and are all herding instinct tested.

Because we respect the County of Origin and ISIC in all matters, we are working to preserve the whole dog and follow ISIC Breeding Guidelines. Having our dogs instinct tested helps us be sure we are doing a good job in this critical area.

Herding Titles

AKC BIS, INT MBIS, BISS, AKC/INT MGW, AKC GCH CH, INT CH Eyjahunda Þórarinn, HT, CGC “Bubbie” (HT = AKC Herding Tested)

INT/Nat Jungsten CH Eyjahunda Friðsæla Njála, HT “Cheebie” (HT = AKC Herding Tested) Njala also has one leg towards her AKC PT

Instinct Tested

Eyjahunda Ari Bragason [Eyjahunda Bragi x Rassie]

Eyjahunda Brimmer Bragason (Eyjahunda Bragi x Rassie]

Eyjahunda Friðsæli Tinni fra Renfrew [Kol x Tenzing]

Eyjahunda Stigur Bragason [Eyjahunda Bragi x Rassie]

Eyjahunda Orri Bragason [Eyjahunda Bragi x Rassie]

Eyjahunda Friðsæla  Njála [Kol x Tenzing]

Eyjahunda Dagny [Kol x Breki]

Eyjahunda Bragi [Kol x Breki]

Eyjahunda Falki [Rassie x Tenzing]

Eyjahunda Gydja [Rassie x Tenzing]

Eyjahunda  Þórarinn “Bubbie” [Rassie x Tenzing]

Pineridge Kolperla

Kersins Kolrassa Krokridandi


 

Eyjahunda Thorarinn

 

Eyjahunda Thorarinn (Bubbie) passed his herding instinct test at four
months of age.


 

Eyjahunda Gydja moves the geese

 

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a versatile drovers
dog, capable of  moving many types of livestock with its bark and unrelenting stamina.

 

Bry herding at the ISAA National, July 2011 Mt. Vernon, WA

 

 

We couldn’t be more proud of our dogs.

 

 

Herding Tested

Eyjahunda Dagny

Eyjahunda Bragi

Eyjahunda Falki

Eyjahunda Gydja

Eyjahunda Thorarinn

Pineridge Kolperla

Kersins Kolrassa Krokridandi

 

Bry herding at the ISAA National, July 2011 Mt. Vernon, WA

 

Eyjahunda Thorarinn aka Bubbie
3.11.10: Eyjahunda Thorarinn “Thorri” passes his Herding Instinct Test at 4 months old.

 

Bry herding at the ISAA National, July 2011 Mt. Vernon, WA

 

Eyjahunda Falki moving the geese

 

Eyjahunda Gydja rounds up the geese easily

 

 


It was a cold and wet day, perfect for the little Icelandic Sheepdog. I was just cold …

 

 

 

Eyjahunda Falki waiting for his turn to herd

 

Eyjahunda Gydja waiting for her turn

 

7.28.10: Eyjahunda Thorarinn  working the sheep at a herding lesson

 

 

CH Eyjahunda Bragi, CGC aka “Bry” gives
it a go in the arena


 

Eyjahunda Bragi “Bry” 7.28.2010

 

 

From the Standard

Origin:Iceland

Date
of publication of the original valid standard:
06.03.2007

Utilization: Herding dog

Classification FCI:
Group 5 (Spitz and primitive types), section 3 (Nordic Watchdogs and Herders). Without working trial.

 

Brief historical summary:
The Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland’s only native dog. It was
brought to Iceland with the first Viking
settlers (AD 874 – 930). The Icelandic Sheepdog and its method of
working adapted
to the local terrain, farming methods and the
hard struggle for survival of the Icelandic people over the centuries,
making
it indispensable in the rounding up of
livestock on the farms. The Icelandic Sheepdog’s popularity has
increased over
the last few decades and, despite the fact
the breed is still very small in numbers, it is no longer considered to
be in danger
of extinction.

 

“The expression is gentle, intelligent and happy.” – Standard

 

 

From the Standard

General Appearance cont.: The expression
is gentle, intelligent and happy. A confident and lively bearing is typical for this dog.

Behaviour
and temperament: The Icelandic Sheepdog is a hardy and agile herding
dog which barks,
making it extremely useful for
herding or driving livestock in the pastures, in the mountains or
finding stray sheep. The
Icelandic Sheepdog is by nature very
alert and will always give visitors an enthusiastic welcome without
being aggressive.
Hunting instincts are not strong.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is cheerful, friendly, inquisitive,
playful and unafraid.