Samoyed Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Samoyedskaya
  • Size:Medium/Large
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Low/Medium
  • Shedding:Medium/High
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:Male: 45-65; Female: 35-50 lbs
  • Height:Male: 21-23.5; Female: 19-21 inches
  • Coat Colour:White, white and biscuit, cream, or all biscuit

Samoyed Coat

The Samoyed has a long and thick double coat and requires a lot of grooming. The outer coat should be harsher than the undercoat, but still fairly soft. Undercoat should be short, thick, and should have wool like texture.

Samoyed Character

This is a very peaceful breed that tends to be very active. Very loyal, the Samoyed usually favours his master but will be friendly to most people. A very sociable breed, he is not only beautiful but makes a wonderful companion.

Samoyed Temperament

This dog has the tendency to bark quite a bit, and will alert you when someone is approaching. Does not do well with smaller and more passive animals, but can do well with cats and other dogs. The Samoyed is very friendly and does well with children.

Samoyed Care

The Samoyed has a very thick coat, which requires much grooming. They shed heavily during warmer seasons and should be regularly brushed. The coat of this dog tends to trap dirt, but with regular brushing it should release easily.

Samoyed Activity

The Samoyed does best in cooler climates, but will do okay in warmer weather. Proper exercise is required as this breed can be lively, but proper water and rests must be given as this breed has a woolly coat.

Samoyed Health and Life Expectancy

Although the Samoyed is a relatively healthy breed, there are some health issues to look out for with these dogs. This includes diabetes, cataracts, thyroid problems, HD, PRA, and allergies. Take care in hot weather and humid environments, as the Samoyed does not enjoy being in high temperatures because of his thick coat. The life expectancy of the Samoyed is around 12-15 years. The parents of the Samoyed puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.