About Vali Icelandics Sheepdog Kennel

Who I Am

My name is Leighanne Dauro, (the last name rhymes with “tomorrow”), and I’ve been breeding, training, and showing dogs for over 30 years.

Originally in Keeshonden, I’ve exclusively engaged with the extraordinary Icelandic Sheepdog breed since 2014. I live in north Alabama, near the city of Huntsville, with my husband of 38 years and my Icelandic Sheepdogs.

Experience Matters!

I am very active in AKC Conformation Competition, and have attained numerous AKC Champion titles on many dogs over the years. In Keeshonden I received a Register of Merit award for excellence as a producer of Champions. I am a proud member of the Icelandic Association of America, and have served on several ISAA Committees. I am a past officer and board member of both the Keeshond Club of America and the Huntsville Kennel Club. I was the Breeder Referral Representative for the Southeastern United State for several years, working to engage and educate the community at large. I have served as AKC Show Committee Chairman on numerous occasions, and have judged various AKC-Sanctioned Puppy Matches.

Since joining the growing ranks of admirers of the Icelandic Sheepdog in 2014, I finished a Champion and a Grand Champion title on my first Icie, “Rain”. Please read more about this wonderful girl on the “My Dogs” page!

My Mission

My kennel, VALI ICELANDICS, is keenly focused on breeding sound minds in sound bodies. Extensive health testing as well as puppy temperament evaluations support this mission. I am proud of my experience and accomplishments, but know every dog is a unique individual, and every new day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow.

You can reach me by text, calling me at (256) 694-6020
or email at [email protected]

Looking for an Icelandic Sheepdog Puppy?

VALI ICELANDICS places puppies in approved homes only, with contract required. Reservations for puppies from upcoming litters will be accepted with deposit. Check my website regularly for recent puppy photos and new announcements for upcoming litters.

Your new furry family member may be a VALI puppy!