Welcome to:

Okkar Elskar

 We are located in St. Louis, Missouri.

We are devoted to breeding healthy, happy, and sound Icelandic Sheepdogs, as guided by the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America (ISAA).  The ISAA is the only Icelandic Sheepdog  club recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the only breed club that is sanctioned by Iceland and the Icelandic Sheepdog Íslenski Fjárhundurinn (ISIC).

We have grown attached to the Icelandic Sheepdog breed and feel it is one of the best breeds of dogs in the world.  They have been part of our family since 2010 and we feel it is important to breed for dogs that retain their calm, gentle, and loving temperament and nature that they are known for, as well as their intelligence and herding ability.  We are trying to preserve the breed by retaining a low inbreed coefficient due to their low population numbers.  This is done because the breed almost went extinct during the 50's.  So by breeding carefully, we will be able to repopulate the Icelandic Sheepdog with healthy and correct dogs.