We are pleased to announce that Laki and Vera's Puppies are here!
Pictures coming on the 2012 Litter Puppy Page
Icelandic sheepdogs are friendly, outgoing, energetic, loving, loyal companions. They want to be a part of the family and they do not do well if left alone for long periods of time. They are natually clean and do not usually have a "doggy" odor. They do shed their coats, especially in the spring and fall. They like to bark!
AKC CH Foothills Laki and Lavendels Vera have had their hips checked to rule out hip dysplasia and their eyes checked to make sure they do not have cataracts. We are approved breeders according to the ISAA (Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America) standards. See the ISAA website for more information. All puppies will have a vet check prior to placement in their new homes. Prospective owners are required to fill out a questionaire and we will attempt to match personalities of puppies to new owners.
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Icelandic Sheepdogs at Crossbreeze Farm
These dogs are truly members of our family. They help us on the farm with the sheep and horses. They go on family camping trips every summer. They are wonderful dogs who love to have a job to do.
A word about Vera's tail set. When Vera was a baby, she had a perfectly curled tail (see the picures below). As she grew, when Laki and she would wrestle, Laki would always grab her by the tail. At some point, her tail stopped curling correctly. We believe this is due to an injury, rather than genetic. See next photo for how she holds her tail when she is working:
AKC CH Foothills Laki
Laki is an energetic, confident dog. He is fearless when it comes to rounding up horses and Icelandic sheep. He also loves to lay around the house and snuggle with his family as well as wrestle with his human "brother." Laki weighs 37 pounds and stands slightly over 18 inches at the shoulder. Laki is approved by the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America for use as a stud dog. His hips have been checked by the PennHip method and found to be healthy: CHIC results. His eyes are checked yearly and registered by CERF. Here is a link to the Icelandic Sheepdog Association Web site: ISSAA
Laki is also registered with the UKC.
Laki at 2 years of age
Laki at one year old
Laki at 10 months
With his pal Jake
Laki at 10 weeks
Laki at 8 weeks
Vera has grown into a beautiful girl. She is 16 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 27 pounds. Vera's OFA hip results are, "good" and her OFA elbows show no signs of dysplasia. Her PennHip results were also good. Her eyes have been checked per CERF and found to be healthy. They are rechecked yearly. Vera is sweet, obedient, and listens well to directions. She helps on the farm with sheep and horses. She absolutely LOVES to swim, anywhere, anytime!
Congratulations to Vera's mom, Lavendels Kyssa,
and her full sister Lavendels Mora
on becoming AKC Champions!
Vera at one year
Vera's Favorite Pastime
Vera (age 10 weeks) with her best buddy Laki (age 16 months)
We are members of the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America (ISAA)- this is the only breed club for the Icelandic sheepdog that is recognized by the American Kennel Club. It is the only breed club that is sanctioned by Iceland and the ISIC