So you’re looking to adopt an Icelandic Sheepdog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Icelandics are one of the 50 or so northern breeds from around the world classified as spitzes. The breed’s “spitziness” is expressed by a dense coat, foxy face, pointed ears, and a bushy, curling tail. Icelandics, standing no higher than 18 inches at the shoulder, are just under what we’d consider medium sized. They come in several predominant colors, always accompanied by white markings. An endearing trait is the facial expression: friendly, happy, always looking as though there’s no place they’d rather be than with you. The Icelandic Sheepdog, Iceland’s only native dog breed, is a charmingly friendly and faithful all-around herder of small-to-medium size. A densely coated Nordic spitz-type breed, Icelandics are enthusiastically devoted to their humans.”
An Icelandic Sheepdog typically ranges from 41.910000000000004cm to 45.72cm in height, and weighs from 11.33980925kg to 13.6077711kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Icelandic Sheepdog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Icelandic Sheepdog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.