Other Names: Samoyedskaya
Type: Northern Breeds
Height: 18 – 22 inches Weight: 50 – 60 lbs.
Colors: Pure white, white and biscuit, cream; outer coat silver-tipped. Coat: Harsh, but not wiry, and straight, with thick, soft, short undercoat.
Temperament: Samoyeds are intelligent, alert, affectionate With Children: Yes, loves children. With Pets: Yes, but prefers children Special Skills: Herding dog, watchdog, sled dog, hunting dog and family pet.
Watch-dog: Very High, will give low growls or sharp barks when strangers approach. Guard-dog: Low
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. Learning Rate: High, Obedience – Low, Problem Solving – High, difficult to train, intractable when uninterested or commanded harshly.
Activity: High Living Environment: Rural or suburban. Samoyeds will adapt to kennel living if their daily activity involves people. They are unsuited for hot climate because of a heavy coat.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, diabetes.
Life Span: 12 – 14 years Litter Size: 5 – 9
Country of Origin: Russia History: Samoyeds are named after a nomadic tribe which lived in the tundra of northern Russia, they were used as a herd and guard dog responsible for keeping masses of reindeer together. They are still is used today as a sled dog in the Artic.
First Registered by the AKC: 1906 AKC Group: Working Class: Working Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 5), KC(GB), UKC