Coat
COAT: Double coat, thick and weatherproof. There are two types:
Short-haired – The outer coat of medium length, fairly coarse, with a thick, soft undercoat.
The tail is bushy and the hair length is in proportion to the coat.
Long-haired – The outer coat is longer than the above, fairly coarse, with a thick, soft undercoat.
The tail is very bushy and the hair length is in proportion to the coat. In both lengths, the hair is shorter on
the face, top of the head, ears and front of the legs; and longer on the neck, chest and back of the thighs. In
the show ring, presentation is to be in a natural, unaltered condition. Specimens where the coat or whiskers
have been altered by trimming or clipping shall be so severely faulted
as to be effectively eliminated from competition.
Short Coat - Black Tricolor
ISAA 2009 National  
Iceland. 2004. HRFÍ spring show. Judge Sigríður Pétursdóttir noted: Very masculine dog.
Good looking. Good ears and ear placement. Good neck and rib cage. Strong topline and
good proportion in body. High set and well carried tail. Double dew-claws. Good coat.

Iceland. 2004. DIF Show. Judge Guðrún R. Guðjohnsen noted: 19 month old dog of very
good type. Beautiful head. Strong head with good pigmentation – good proportion in forhead
and muzzle – correct bite – very good proportion in body – good bone – good carriage and
topline  – correctly set, well curled tail – movement irregular seen from in front and behind but
light and effortless seen from the side. Very good coat. Double dew-claws. Well shown –
good temperament.
Long and short coat.
Veterans at 2009 ISAA National
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A long coated dam with her short coated son


Iceland - Judge Sigríður Pétursdóttir wrote: a very feminine bitch (left,) good
head, beautiful ears, goodneck and [top line], ... double dew claws, good
breast, beautiful tail, coat very good - short haired, movement very good.
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Judge Guðrún R. Guðjohnsen wrote: Overall impression: A little thin and light
built black tricolor, Coat: Medium [short] coat, Head: Good, Bite/Mouth:
Correct, Eyes: Wish a little darker, Ears: Good, Chest: A little narrow today
(may mature), Front Angulation: Wish better, Back Angulation: Okay, Top
Line: Good, Tail: Well put. Wish better curl, Movement: Good.
Judge Gudrún R. Guðjohnsen wrote: Coat: reddish, fawn with white markings; Head:
excellent; Bite/Mouth: correct; Eyes: beautiful, dark; Ears: good size;
Chest: well sprung; Front angulation: good; Back angulation: good, Topline: level; Tail: a bit
low set, well curled; Movement: excellent, especially for an old man.

Bitch (on right) Judge Gudrún R. Guðjohnsen wrote: Coat: light fawn or cream, medium
(short) length; Head: triangular; Bite/Mouth: Scissor Bite; Eyes: Dark Eyes; Ears: a bit too
big, wide apart; Chest: Well sprung; Front angulation: good; Back angulation: could be
better; Topline: good; Tail: good; Movement: good for age
Veteran Bitch at ISAA 2009 National Judge Guðrún R. Guðjohnsen wrote: Coat:
medium (short) black and white; Head: triangular, Bite/Mouth: correct for an old
lady; Eyes: Beautiful, dark; Ears: a little big, wide apart; Chest: Well sprung; Front
angulation: good, Back angulation: a little straight; Topline: good; Tail: good;
Movement: good for age
DIF Club Show, Iceland 9-18 mo. male 1.20.08 - Judge wrote: EXCELLENT; Very
handsome young dog. Beautiful head and very beautiful ears. Strong body. Could have
better rear angulation. Moves well from side and front.  
SIFK’s Special Show in Borås 1 July, 2007. BOS Judge Sigríður Pétursdóttir
noted Strong masculine male with a beautiful expression. Could have had darker
eyes. Good neck. Stabile top line and strong body. Enough bones. Good
shoulders. Good croup. Well carried tail. Moving free but a little bit
cow hocked. Double dew claws.
From the AKC Standard
May, 2008 DKK Show. Judge Hans-Åke Sperne wrote: OPEN CLASS MALE; GOOD
Small well bodied stud with well shaped head. Well developed chest and hind. Matching
legs. High set tail. Single dew claws. Excellent coat quality. Outwards paws fore.
May, 2008 DKK Show. Judge Hans-Åke Sperne wrote: CHAMPION CLASS
STUD; EXCELLENT
Stud under average size, masculine type, with strong jaws and well formed skull.
Expressive ears,  short chest and long lower back. Excellent legs, well placed tail.
Excellent coat. Double dew claws. Could be better angulated fore and hind.
January, 2008 – Iceland. Judge Sigríður Pétursdóttir remarked: Very beautiful , very strong male.
Beautiful proportions, both head and body. Enough angulations to be able to move well. All
movements are good. Thick and good coat. Deep and long ribcage. Double dewclaws. Results: Best
male of breed. (BIS2) DÍF club-show, Icelandic CERT – became Icelandic champion on this show.
(His third Icelandic CERT)

May, 2008 – Denmark. Judge Hans Åke Sperne remarked: 44cm, little long but nice male-dog. Well
shaped head with good expression. Could have little wider scull. Correct bite. Excellent ears.
Beautiful neck. Little long in loin. Excellent ribcage. Good bone structure. Excellent tail. Double
dewclaws. Very good back and neck. Moves energetic from side. Results: Second best male of
breed, Danish CERT, - became Danish champion on this show.
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