Icelandic Sheepdog  

Icelandic Sheepdog

The Icelandic Sheepdog reportedly came to Iceland together with the Vikings and is probably one of the oldest breeds in the world. It goes by several names: dog of the Vikings, Iceland Spitz, Iceland Dog, Friaar Dog and Islenski Fjarhundurinn. Iceland’s only canine breed, this dog is honored in its country by being portrayed in their postage stamps. This Nordic dog is slightly rectangular in shape, with prick ears and a curled tail. His gentle, intelligent and happy expression makes him a favored companion pet.

 

Irish Red and White Setter  

Irish Red and White Setter

In the 1850’s, the Irish Red and White Setter, sometimes called the Parti-colored Setter or Red and White Irish Setter, almost went extinct. This kind of Setter flourished again thanks to the efforts of breed enthusiasts. Apart from the trademark red and white colored finely textured coat, the Irish Red and White Setter is known for its strong, powerful and athletic body. Their eyes are round and hazel or dark brown colored. They have a thick tail that tapers from the root to the tip.

 

Italian Greyhound  

Italian Greyhound

Also known as the Piccolo Levriero Italiano, Italian Greyhounds are elegant greyhounds – small and fine-boned. Their long head gradually things to a pointed muzzle. They have a high-stepping gait and a straight tail, which ends in a slight curve. Italian Greyhounds have large, dark, and very expressive eyes. They have a dark-colored nose, thin lips, and great teeth to match its healthy scissor bite. This breed has a deep brisket, tucked-in abdomen, and arched back – just like its bigger cousins. Their ears fold back along the head. However, their ears rise perpendicular to the head when they get excited or alerted by something.

 

 

 

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