The Icelandic Sheepdog is categorized a Rare Dog Breed. The Icelandic Sheepdog of today closely resembles its ancestors found at archaeological sites in Denmark and Sweden dating back to 8000 B.C., a long time favorite of the Vikings.
The Icelandic sheep descended from the Norwegian Spelsau, brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the early to mid 8th Century. Icelandic sheep have been bred…
The Icelandic Chicken is a ‘landrace’ fowl, a species which has developed largely by natural processes from an old breed of chicken introduced to Iceland during the 9th Century by Viking (Norse ‘nörs‘) settlers.