The Icelandic Sheepdog’s Sense of Smell

Iceland’s only native breed is affectionately called “Icie” by its many fans. Icelandic Sheepdogs are still used there for herding, and to search for sheep lost in snowdrifts. In fact, during bad weather, the Icelandic Sheepdog’s sense of smell enables him to locate sheep when people can’t. Because the dog’s nose is also very useful in collecting eggs, Icies have been trained to locate the eggs of distinct species of birds.

Image: Icelandic Sheepdog by Patricia Peters created from 10 to 20 individually hand cut pieces of paper,combined in layers and mounted.                                                                                                                             

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