Samoyed

Breed Rating


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Breed Attributes

General

Breed group: Working    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , , ,

Physical

Size: Medium     Weight: 55 to 75 pounds (male); 40 to 55 (female)     Fur length: Long    Ears: Pointy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES

Life Expectancy: Moderately long lived (12 to 15 years)    Rarity: Very Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Not good for warm climate.

Breed Details

General

Since ancient times, this breed lived with a Siberian population named the Samoyeds. For centuries they used a beautiful white dog to help them in their daily activities: hunting and fishing.

The Samoyede people were peaceful and extremely loving with their dogs, treating them as family members, as a result, the Samoyed dog became very lovely and trustful with humans. As nomads, the Samoyed people used their dogs to pull sleds.

Samoyed dogs were brought out of Siberia (to England) in 1889 by the explorer Robert Scott. This is when the breed started to be known and spread throughout the world.

Color

Samoyed is prone to hip dysplasia and some are diabetic. This dog might have skin allergies or PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). The coat of the Samoyed needs a lot of grooming (once a day preferably). They are heavy shedders seasonally. The coat tends to stay white without bathing.

Coat

The Samoyed's undercoat is soft, thick and short. The outer coat is formed by longer, harsh hairs. The weather resistant coat is straight and should form a ruff on the neck and the shoulders.

Personality

The Samoyed is very intelligent, curious and alert. This dog, loyal, friendly and adaptable is eager to please. This is a gentle, not distrustful dog with no over aggressiveness. The Samoyed always seeks for love and loyalty from his owner, which they will return to him. Energetic, playful even at old age, it is nice with everybody, even intruders and needs a lot of human's attention, otherwise it can become miserable. Because of its peaceable behavior, it can't be used as a watchdog. It's a very good family pet that gets along very well with children. Because of its tendency to hunt, it can't be trusted with other non-canine small pets. In the 5 sleigh dogs breeds, it's the breed that tends to bark the most. This dog has the bad reputation of a chewer, so it can become destructive if left alone for many hours.

Care

Samoyed is prone to hip dysplasia and some are diabetic. This dog might have skin allergies or PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). The coat of the Samoyed needs a lot of grooming (once a day preferably). They are heavy shedders seasonally. The coat tends to stay white without bathing.

Training

The Samoyed is a very intelligent dog, but its stubbornness can make it difficult to train, however, with a patient and firm training, the Samoyed can eventually respond very well to orders.

Activity

The Samoyed needs a fair amount of daily exercise, but it's not appropriate to work it out excessively during warm weather.

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