We are owners of two wonderful Icelandic sheepdogs, Brynja and Galdur. After getting Brynja, I decided I wanted to help maintain this unique breed by having a litter or two from her. In early 2012 the opportunity came along to obtain Galdur. His sire brought a unique bloodline from Europe and Galdur has almost no common ancestors with Brynja. Their mating would be ideal from a genetic/low inbreeding perspective. We brought him home in February of 2012.
The main focus of our lives is Catskill Native Nursery, a native plant nursery where the dogs get to herd cars and greet customers, occasionally a little too noisily, hunt for voles, go for 3 or 4 walks a day in the woods behind our house and chase squirrels from our bird feeders in winter (unfortunately chase the birds as well).
Our name 'Mombaccus' comes from a hamlet in the Town of Rochester just down the road from us and a mountain that overlooks us. The mountain is a trailless peak in the southern Catskills that I've yet to hike but is easilly seen from High Point, a mountain that I frequent with the dogs.
Brynja had 3 healthy puppies on 28 December 2016!
All the puppies have found homes. Brynja has been retired from breeding. So we won't be having puppies for a while. If Galdur sires a litter though I will publicize it here - so check back now and then if you're interested in his bloodline.
Brynja looking out toward Mombaccus Mountain from High Point