Promoting and Protecting the welfare of the Icelandic Sheepdog in America
The Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America (ISAA) is organized for the purpose of promoting and preserving the welfare of the Icelandic Sheepdog in America. Towards this end, the ISAA is dedicated to serving the best interest of the Icelandic Sheepdog through increasing public awareness, establishing a resource network, and promoting proper husbandry and breeding practices of the Icelandic Sheepdog in America.
The ISAA is the AKC Parent Club for the Icelandic Sheepdog in the United States. ISAA was founded in 1997. Thanks to the work of early ISAA members, on July 1, 2008, the Icelandic Sheepdog entered the AKC Miscellaneous Class. On June 30, 2010 the Icelandic Sheepdog received full AKC acceptance. We continue to grow as a club; member participation in AKC events is strong.
The ISAA is a non-profit organization established to provide its members with three primary services:
Resources – Providing members and the greater public with the information, services, and support necessary to perpetuate the awareness and care of the Icelandic Sheepdog in the United States.
Tracking – A central position for recording and monitoring the breeding activities and placement of purebred Icelandic Sheepdogs in the United States.
Networking – Providing members with connections to Icelandic Sheepdog breeders, owners, and enthusiasts in the United States and representation in the Icelandic Sheepog International Cooperation.