Breed

Icelandic Sheepdog


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperament
  • friendly
  • playful
  • inquisitive

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best High-Protein Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Icelandic Sheepdog is a small to average dog generally weighing 30 pounds (male), 25 pounds (female). The Icelandic Sheepdog is also considered a medium-tall dog in regard to height, with an average height of 18 inches (male), 16. 5 inches (female). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Icelandic Sheepdog, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Icelandic Sheepdog is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Herding Group' with roots originating back to Iceland. The inquisitive, friendly and playful Icelandic Sheepdog with a friendly demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its small to average size combined with its usually high energy levels.


Breed

Icelandic Sheepdog


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperment
  • friendly
  • playful
  • inquisitive
Demeanor
friendly

Like all dog breeds within the AKC’s Herding Group, the Icelandic Sheepdog has an instinctive ability to control the movements, or 'gather', other animals. Originally bred to protect or herd livestock, the Icelandic Sheepdog is a breed that used to run non-stop for most of the day. However, changes to the Icelandic Sheepdog in modern-day society leave the breed less active than in years past. We'd recommend the Icelandic Sheepdog a high-protein dog food to help the dog manage their weight and still provide them plenty of protein for their naturally active lifestyle.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
seasonally

The Icelandic Sheepdog is considered an energetic dog and thus your Icelandic Sheepdog could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of an energetic Icelandic Sheepdog. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by an energetic dog like the Icelandic Sheepdog. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Icelandic Sheepdog is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for an energetic Icelandic Sheepdog.


The Icelandic Sheepdog is a small to average, medium-tall dog weighing in at over 30 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their small to average frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for small to average breeds due to the calorie efficiency in a high-protein diet, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins and that essential nutrients are included in the diet. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Icelandic Sheepdog at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a small to average dog such as the Icelandic Sheepdog.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Icelandic Sheepdog including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for an Icelandic Sheepdog. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Icelandic Sheepdog, Spot & Tango could be the solution.