The Icelandic Sheepdog is a breed of dog of spitz type originating from the dogs brought to Iceland by the Vikings. They are still commonly used to herd sheep in the Icelandic countryside. Other names of this breed include Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog, Islenskur fjarhundur, Islandsk Farehond, Friaar Dog, and Canis islandicus. Icelandic Sheepdogs are tough and energetic. Hardy and agile, they are extremely useful for herding and driving livestock or finding lost sheep. Check out our collection of Icelandic Sheepdog dog names for male or female puppies.