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Samoyed History

The Samoyede is a breed of working sleddog from Siberia. The Samoyed has a heavy double coat, a dense undercoat, and a longer, straighter outer guard hairs. The head is wedge-shaped, with a broad, deep muzzle and a bushy beard. The medium-sized eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown, with the inner corners of the eye darker than the outer ones.

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Samoyed Physical Characteristics

The Samoyed is a medium-sized, large-boned, short-haired breed of sled dog from Siberia. They are known for their thick, wooly double coats, distinctive blue eyes and bushy tails. They typically have dark brown or gray fur with light markings on the face. They are extremely loyal to their owners and are good with children.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 23 inches

Female Height Range: 19 – 21 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 45 – 65 lbs

Female Weight Range: 35 – 50 lbs

Samoyed Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Samoyed Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Allergies

Samoyed Temperament and Behaviour

The Samoyed is a friendly, confident and energetic breed that is protective of home and family. They are highly trainable and willing to learn, which makes them suitable for advanced training and activities. They are friendly and sociable with other dogs and animals, but can sometimes be cautious and wary of strangers.

Samoyed Activity Requirements

Samoyeds were traditionally bred as reindeer herders, and they still retain these traits today. They are highly intelligent and hardworking, and they are excellent trackers. While they are not as high energy as some other breeds, they do require regular exercise. They are best suited to homes where they can run around outside, either in a fenced area or on leash. A daily walk or jog will be enough to keep your Samoyed healthy and happy.

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Daily Food

2.8 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Samoyed is part of the Working group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Samoyed is part of the Pastoral group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Samoyed is part of the Utility group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Samoyed is part of the Working Dog group.

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