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Samoyed: Temperament, Exercise, Grooming, Health (Sami, Sammy)

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About Samoyed

Country of Origin, History of Samoyeds

The Samoyed is one of the oldest dog breeds from the spitz or northern dog group. They originate from Siberia.

They were used for hunting, herding reindeer, guarding and sledding for the Samoyede tribes in Siberia and so the name was Samoyed. They have descended from Nenets herding dogs that may be white or any other color.

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A General Appearance of the Dog

The Samoyed is a strong, dynamic, active dog.

They have black or brown eyes. They have thick, erect, triangular ears that are completely covered with fur. Samoyeds carry their tail curled over their back and touching the back. When relaxed, their tails fall but will curl back when they are more alert.


It has a thick double coat meant to protect it from the arctic cold. The topcoat is long, coarse, and straight. The undercoat, consists of a dense, soft, and short fur that keeps the dog warm.


They are almost always white in color. Some Samoyeds are biscuit colored too.


Males are 21-23 ½” while
Females are 19-21” .


Males are 45-65 lbs while
Females are 35-50 lbs.

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Samoyed Personality Traits

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They are gentle, easy-going, playful, friendly, peaceable, and dignified.

They are highly intelligent, but often resist obedience training. Therefore, firm and consistent training needs to be begun early.

If they get bored, they will chew or become destructive in other ways. They may not be trustworthy with other pets. They may be barkers.

Are they good for homes with kids?

Although they prefer one person, they generally love everyone, especially those in their family. They do well with children.

Living Conditions:

They can live in an apartment if exercised sufficiently. They suffer greatly in warm climates and cannot exercise much during hot weather. However, they will be quite active indoors.


Samoyeds are seasonal shedders (once or twice a year) and shed even throughout the year. Extensive grooming is necessary and they need frequent brushing.

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Health and Care

They are particularly prone to hip dysplasia and diabetes as well as skin allergies and eye problems.

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years.

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Group: Working Group.

AKC Popularity Ranking: 59

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