Thinking about purchasing an Samoyed? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Samoyed breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Samoyed owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Samoyed and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Samoyed Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Samoyed and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
The Samoyed is a good-natured, kind, somewhat mischievous, family dog who has a fondness for people, especially children. They have developed over the years in close proximity with people, and therefore love to be around them. The beauty of a Samoyed is in its smile, which extends from ear to ear and will attract attention when they are out. An owner of a Samoyed should be somebody who is willing to give of their time in both grooming and activity. Samoyeds do not shed, instead you will find their woolly undercoat coming out like white balls of fluff floating through the air. Their coat is also odorless, which is why it has been used in the past for spinning wool. The Samoyed, or Smiling Sammy, used to come in colors of white, black, or white and black. Today however, the white has become so popular that black hardly ever shows up anymore. A truly white Sammy is said to have a silver glow on the coat. They are medium sized dogs that can have a range of eye colors, in which blue is included. Samoyeds are extremely friendly, welcoming and lively. The Samoyed has become a popular pet in America today for these very reasons.
Other Names: Samoyedskaya, Smiling Sammy, Sammy
Type: Northern Breeds
18 - 21 inches; Males: 21 - 23.5 inches.
Colors: Pure white,
white and biscuit, cream. Truly white Sammy's outer coats are silver-tipped.
are intelligent, alert, affectionate and friendly. They are very people oriented.
Samoyeds are gentle, lively, and can be mischievous. They are not completely
obedient, and can be independent. They love to be around their owners and family,
however. They get along with children and other pets well. Samoyeds are game
to tackle any task thrown their way, and enjoy doing a job.
Watch-dog: Very High. A
Sammy will give low growls or sharp barks when strangers approach.
Samoyed Care and Training:
Brushing of their coat two to three times a week is necessary, plus extra care
should be taken during bi-annual shedding. Bathe only when necessary. Samoyeds
need a reasonable amount of daily exercise which should consist of walks, free
exercise in yard or large area and some type of working activity. Training should
begin early for a Samoyed puppy as they can be willful if bored. They can also
Samoyed Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, diabetes, cardiac problems, eye problems, skin allergies, renal problems and bloat. Bloat is a health issue to most dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs other than cancer, but Samoyeds can be particularly susceptible to it because of their deep chests.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
Russia, Siberia, other Scandinavian countries
First Registered by the AKC:
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