Monday, October 19, 2020

The Dogs of Iceland

More musings reflecting how I miss Iceland in the fall.

What could be better than Iceland and dogs?

Outside of sheep-herding dogs, dog ownership in Iceland had been severely restricted, especially so in Reykjavík. In the last twenty years, however, this situation has changed and now it is common to see dogs in the city:
I attended this meeting of a dog owners club in 2012, the dogs were well behaved and social (or was that just their stoic Icelandic reserved personalities?):
Some of the dogs even wore club insignias (aww!):
The most famous Icelandic dog today is probably Polly, a Collie/Dachshund mix, who is the chief morale officer of The Reykjavík Grapevine. She has often been featured with her human, Valgur Grettison, in a series of news reports:

By Professor Batty


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