Welcome to Frostfyre Icelandics Home of Incredible Icelandic Sheepdogs: Ilse, Soley & Roskur




Monday, May 24, 2010

My Precious Rogues (Mestu Thorparar in Icelandic) are getting stronger every day and are looking for anything and everything they can investigate and get into! Check out the "PUPPIES!" page to see how their ears are shaping up and more of their antics....



These little boys are just about ready to go to their new homes. If you are interested in adopting one of these precious rogues, please e-mail me (grandmom) at: frostfyre@msn.com
or call my cell: 434-665-5501

Sunday, May 16, 2010

PRECIOUS ROGUES IN PERPETUAL MOTION!!

How many puppies do you see on the steps? Hint: Look for Hrokur's black nose and white paw under the big white flower.






We are now out and about in a big way! We will be 6 weeks old on Monday and are in perpetual motion whenever we are awake. It is almost impossible for our human Mom to get a clear picture of all of us together.









Our real Mom, Soley, is a very good Mom and continues to be very patient with us even though we still enjoy ganging up on her. See more pictures on the Puppies page.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

WE ARE OUT EXPLORING OUR NEW WORLD!!!

WOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN TWO WEEKS!!! We are now eating some puppy food and are out and about having fun exploring the great big world outside....so much to see, smell and chew on!!! See more pictures on the PUPPIES page.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

WE CAN SEE!!!

The puppies eyes have opened and Soley has decided on their names!!

Be sure to check the Puppies Page for individual pictures of Soley's boys...























Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The puppies went in for their two week check-up on April 19th and are all doing great! Check out the "Puppies" page for additional pictures.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

THE PUPPIES HAVE ARRIVED!!!


Early in the morning of April 5, 2010, Soley gave birth to five beautiful baby boys. All are doing well and gaining weight. As of this writing, their weight has more than doubled. Soley is a great mom and very attentive to her babies. She had to be forced to leave them for just a few minutes the first few days to take care of her own needs. She is now able to leave them for very brief periods of time, but checks on them every 5-10 minutes. Soley is shown above resting with the puppies shortly after their birth. More recent pictures of the puppies are shown below. The picture of three together are from left to right the 4th, 5th and 2nd to be born. The picture of two together are the 1st and 3rd born. Soley and I are currently reviewing Icelandic names and deciding which will be appropriate for each of the boys.



















Friday, April 2, 2010

When I acquired Ilse, my first Icelandic Sheepdog, I had no idea that I would be embarking (and I do mean barking) on an enchanting adventure. I had been looking to find a companion for my rescue dog, Willie, an American Eskimo Spitz who had been badly abused and was quite fearful of people and other dogs. I found the Icelandic Sheepdog in a book of dog breeds which described them as being friendly and gentle with children and pets yet having a lively spirit and being unafraid. Several internet searches lead me to a lovely litter of puppies and Ilse came to me from Wisconsin at 5 months of age, all wiggles and barks. Although just a puppy, she was instinctively gentle with Willie, approaching him in a submissive posture with her tail wagging. She quickly won him over along with the rest of us.

About a year later, I learned that Soley, a three year old female Icelandic Sheepdog in Minnesota, was looking for a new home. After speaking with her owner, it was agreed that we could adopt her. Soley exhibited the same friendly demeanor, but maintained the more regal carriage of a lady. When Soley is interested in getting your attention, she often uses her Scarlet O'Hara impression, batting her eyes in a coy manner until you follow her to find out what she wants. She was also very gentle with Willie and melted all of our hearts with her Southern-like charms.

Soley gave birth to her first litter on June 18, 2006 and we met our boy Roskur for the first time. Roskur was a sweet and thoughtful little pup who would stop on his way out the door to turn back and give me a quick kiss before running off after the bigger dogs. He grew into a beautiful big boy with a very sweet and loving disposition that none of us could resist. He too seemed to instinctively understand that Willie needed to be treated gently and has always been friendly towards him.