Spitz type and slightly below average in size, the Icelandic Sheepdog has a rather rectangular profile and is endowed with a typical Spitz liveliness. His gait is rather Nordic and his intelligent expression very gentle.
Between 42 and 48 cm (16.54 to 18.90 inches) for the male
Between 38 and 44 cm (14.96 to 17.32 inches) for the female
Between 10 and 15 kg (22.05 to 33.07 pounds) for the male
Between 10 and 15 kg (22.05 to 33.07 pounds) for the female
His coat is preferably of a single color but all colors are possible.
His hair comes in two lengths but both varieties have a soft, thick undercoat. It is rather short on the front parts of the legs and on the head, while a little longer elsewhere on the body. The hair on the tail is rather abundant.
His head is strong and has a skull slightly longer than the muzzle. His almond-shaped eyes are medium size and their color are in harmony with the coat. His large triangular ears are straight and mobile. His nose is black or dark brown. His tail is very full and curled.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 3 and is #289