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Samoyed Information

Name Samoyed
Other Name Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy, Bjelkier
Origin Russia & Siberia
Build Type Medium
Life Cycle 13-14 years
Group Working
Character Sociable, Friendly, Loyal, Playful, Alert, Stubborn, Lively
Height Male:20-24 inches
Female:19-22 inches
Weight Male:40-70 pounds
Female: 40-70 pound
Color Cream, White, Biscuit
Average price 1400 US$


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Hypoallergenic Yes



The Samoyed breed is precisely well suited family breed having playful, lively and cheerful attitude. They are extremely hard workers. Indoors, they stay calm, joyous and enthusiastic family companion. They love to chase, run and bark a lot. These dogs spend their best time during activities. Vigorous, daring and protective to family and its belongings, they stand independent. The breed expresses a great loyalty and devotion in return of owner’s attention and affection.

These appear somewhat spitz-type dogs in combination with great courage, strength and stamina. They are agile and dignified, compact to operate in variety of situations. Its proportions are rectangular being a little larger in length than in height. The body is solid, sturdy and well muscled, enabling high speed and endurances. Their pace is quick, adoptive with good grasp on terrain and approach angels. Weather resistant hard and wiry, its outer coat is dense and heavy with remarkably soft inner coat. The body posture is straight standing representing lively and alert guard. They representation of the coat is shiny reflecting silver color shine. Samoyed dogs need brushing weekly and a little more during shedding season. The overall expression is full of life, energetic and graceful.

The dog is said to be lived in Siberia and had worked with fishermen and hunters. The breed is said to be the oldest breed of the region. The breed is named after a region named “Samoyeds", in Siberia. The native people of this area had used the dog to pull the carts, driving cattle, guarding flocks and watchdog of their families and properties. The breed is pure in its gene pool and had no impurities of foxes or wolves. They are house mate and had slept with owners to keep them warm in cold winters. The Samoyed dogs were brought to England in 1889 by an English explorer Robert Scott. They were bred on a great scale and were transported throughout the world from here. In 1906, Samoyed dogs were recognized by American Kennel Club. The dog is serving as working dog, herding, guarding and family companion of all weathers.


Happy natured, Samoyed dogs are lively, cheerful an intelligent breed capable of adjusting itself in multiple household situations. Indoors the dog is very active, playful and entertaining to family, caring and tenuous to children and quite well going with other animals at home. They bark for their own satisfaction, but they are not graded as extensive barkers. They love to roll and romp in the yard and are very keen to snow sports. Mostly they are reserved to strangers but get introduced with them early. They will generate warning for new unknowns coming to the area; thereafter will accept the person gradually. They tend to devote more towards one member of the family and behave possessive toward him. The Samoyeds are good family companion indoors as well as outdoors. They love to accompany in hills, on picnic trips and travels. They are eager to work out side and remain tasked for some challenges.

The Samoyed dogs are hyperactive to some degree, they will bark very early, with very loud and teasing-pitched voice, sometimes irritating to you and your neighbor. To suit your Samoyed for your lifestyle, socialization is the key attempt. Housetrain the dog with firm, planned and devoted training, that should begun from its puppyhood, introduce other animals to it, you intend to keep as pet. Teach the dog for minimum bark and with necessary loudness. Set the command for acknowledgement. They may prove hard to handle in training; however, new dog owners can go quite well with them. They love to meet new peoples; this tendency places some question marks in its application as guard and watchdog roles. Training should be committed and firm and reward based. The breed is well suited for active and working families.

Owner Should Know

  1. The beautiful white coat of the dog need adequate grooming and brushing. Keep the dog clean to maintain hygienic health.
  2. The Samoyed sheds a lot twice a year, keep the dog well clean, vacuum clean your house daily during shedding season.
  3. They are lively and working dogs and need business, keep them engaged in different challenging routines, running, walking and hiking etc.
  4. They love applied outside and work tirelessly, open house is much suited for the breed, however Samoyed can go along well in apartment livings if necessary exercises are managed.
  5. The Samoyed’s smile is quite famous and remarkable. They are well with children and eager to play being a part of their team.
  6. They may get aggressive to strangers but can develop friendship quickly, therefore, cannot be classified as good guard dogs.
  7. The breed is tough in training, however can be handled by new dog owners.
  8. Seek reputed and trusted breeder or supplier to get healthy puppies. Ensure puppies are clinically checked and are disease free.

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