|Links to Breeders of the Icelandic Sheepdog
Iseyjar Kennel in Iceland - breeder of our wonderful Iseyjar Esja.
Reykjadals Kennel in Iceland - beautiful photos of beautiful dogs!
Gimgolets Kennel - Sweden - breeder of our Gimgolets Urnir
Isneista Icelandics - breeder of our Isneista Fjari
Eyjahunda Icelandic Sheepdogs
|If you are looking for a happy and loving dog that lives to please you, then you need an Icelandic sheepdog!
If you are looking for a long-lived, healthy companion that is gentle with children and other pets, then the rare and beautiful treasure of Iceland may be just what your family is waiting for.
We believe that the Icelandic sheepdog is one of the best breeds of dogs in the world and they have been part of our family since 2002. We believe it is imperative to breed for dogs that retain the calm, gentle, and loving temperament that they are known for, as well as their innate intelligence and herding ability. We also want healthy dogs with good conformation. All of our dogs are AKC and ISAA registered.
~~The Friends and Family Plan~~
Because Icelandic sheepdogs are so loving of their humans, we have decided that the best way for us to have quality breeding stock available is to have our friends and family involved in our breeding plans. We are featuring here the dogs that are part of our family, as well as dogs that live with our extended family and friends.
WHY THE ICELANDIC SHEEPDOG MAY NOT BE FOR YOU - please read carefully
See our winning pups
See other Lavandels Kennel pups all "grown up"
We follow Iceland's
Icelandic Sheepdog BREED STANDARDS
Belle is a RED female. She was OFA hip/elbow tested when she was two. Her results were: "GOOD" and elbows are normal. Her annual CERF eye exams continue to be normal. Belle's daughters Kyssa and Elsa are shown above.
Belle now lives on a sheep farm in Kentucky where she still herds Icelandic sheep and is much loved by her new 3-generation family.
FCI, AKC, CKC registered
Gloi is a CHOCOLATE CREAM long haired dog. He now lives with Steve and Sue Beattie where he helps with herding and is much loved. He has sired many beautiful puppies for us. Gloi had his OFA hip/elbow xrays done at 2 years of age. He was rated "Fair" for hips and "normal" for elbows.Gloi's CERF eye exams have been normal. So far, all of his puppies tested have had normal CERF eye exams.
|AKC-CH Lavandels Kyssa
Kyssa is a RED colored, well-built and beautiful female, one of our own puppies. Shown here at 12 months of age. Kyssa's CERF eye exams have all been normal. Kyssa's PennHip scores are .50 and .44. Her Preliminary OFA is "GOOD" for hips and "normal" for elbows. Kyssa is always at my side, preferring to be with me over following the other dogs. She has had the best "recall" since she was a tiny pup. A very devoted and sweet dog, and very, very smart. She is also proving to be as good at herding as Belle.
Kyssa had her first litter on March 2, 2009.
Kyssa entered the show ring in July 2010.
Kyssa's 2009 litter
Kyssa's 2011 litter
Kyssa's 2012 litter
FCI, AKC, CKC registered
Arperla Bjarki was imported from Sweden in the spring of 2007. He is shown above at 15 months of age. Bjarki is a RED SABLE. He is a very, very sweet and gentle dog, who absolutely adores people. His CERF eye exams are normal. His PennHip is .40 which is in the 90th percentile (better than 90% of the ISDs on record. His Preliminary OFA is "GOOD" for hips and "normal" for elbows. Bjarki also has three sets of double dew claws. His daughter, Elsa (see above) out of Belle is part of our family.
- to know them is to love them!
A beautiful GOLD/WHITE/GREY female out of Belle and Arperla Bjark. Elsa was born March 19, 2008. We couldn't resist this gorgeous puppy so she joined our family permanently. Her first three CERF
eye exams are normal.
She is shown above at 8 months of age.
Elsa's OFA Hip report is: EXCELLENT
|Click here to read testimonials about Lavandels Kennel Icelandic sheepdogs from their families.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of the families who are giving our puppies wonderful lives!
|Click on the links below to view past litters of Lavendel Kennel puppies|
|ARE ICELANDIC SHEEPDOGS "Guard dogs?" -- While the ISIC standard describes this breed as a "herding and guard dog," please beware that they only act as a guard through their barking to warn predators away. They are not considered a working breed of "Livestock Guardian Dog" as defined by ranchers/farmers in the United States. They are too small and too docile to fight off 4-legged predators. So please do not expect to use this breed to defend livestock against other dogs, coyotes, wolves, etc.|
|We are members in good standing of the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America (ISAA) - 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.|
|Current Breeding Dogs|
|Future Breeding Dogs|
|AKC- Bronze GR CH
I co-own Urnir with my friend Karen Barnes of
Gypsy Wind Kennels
Urnir's CERF eye exams are normal.
Urnir's OFA hip report is "Good."
Unfortunately, we have discovered that
Urnir is completely sterile, so even though he is just about the most perfect Icelandic sheepdog, he will not be able to pass his wonderful genetics on to puppies. We are vastly disappointed.
He will continue to be a beloved pet and live with Karen.
Urnir entered the show ring in September 2010.
| B.I.S.S.; AKC-Grand CH-
Isneista Fjari was born in December 2008.
He is a beautiful example of the Icelandic sheepdog. Fjari's OFA hip repor is EXCELLENT and elbows normal. CERF eye exams are normal. We co-own Fjari
with Christine Smith, where he lives with his three favorite children right here in Midland.
Fjari's show page.
December 16th, 2012 Fjari took
Best of Breed at the
|AKC-GR CH Iseyjar Esja
Iseyjar Esja was born in Iceland May 31, 2010.
This is one of the smartest and most confident pups we've loved. She's a long haired cream with grey and is a very beautifully built, very true "type" representing the breed well.
Esja is fitting very well into our 2-legged
and 4-legged family and we adore her.
Esja's CERF eye exams are normal.
Esja's PennHip results:
.47 (left) and.52 (right); no signs of degenerative joint disease
See Esja's CH show photo here.
Esja earned her AKC Grand Championship
in June 2012.
Esja's 2013 litter
|The puppies are here!
Birthday: April 25, 2013
Esja x Fjari
Born Sept. 6, 2012, this is our "keeper" puppy out of Kyssa and Eyjahunda Thorarinn.
As she grows I will continue to update her page. Her puppy CERF was normal.