Does Not Meet Breeding Standards for Puppies and Older Dogs for Sale

The Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America (ISAA) breeding guidelines were established to
support the health and well being of our beloved Icelandic Sheepdogs. They can be found at These guidelines follow the
Icelandic Sheepdog International Cooperation (ISIC) work in breed preservation. The ISIC
breeding guidelines can be found at

The ISAA, its membership, and the Board of Directors understand that sometimes nature
overcomes our best laid plans. The purpose of this page is to assist breeders who have had an
accidental mating between two pedigreed Icelandic Sheepdogs that does not follow the ISAA
breeding guidelines.

  • The first time a breeder has a litter that does not meet ISAA breeding guidelines, he/she
    will be given a “free pass”.¨If this first litter is brought into compliance by the time it is
    whelped (e.g. CERF test on the dam or sire or hip test on sire), it may be listed on the
    regular litters for sale page.

  • If the litter is not or cannot be brought into compliance by the time the litter is whelped (e.
    g. dogs too old or too young, dams having litters too close together, hip test for dam), it
    may be listed on this "does not meet" page. Breeders have an opportunity to list a litter on
    this page only one time.  

The second time a breeder has a litter that does not meet ISAA breeding guidelines, a note will
be added to the breeder listing. It will state that the breeder has had a litter/accidental mating
that does not meet the ISIC/ISAA guidelines. After six months, the breeder may petition the
BRCC to have the notation removed.  

If we can be of further assistance, feel free to contact the ISAA Breeding Review and
Compliance Committee (BRCC) at
Do Not Meet ISAA Requirements
Breeder, Location
Whelping Date
Missing req.