Size: Medium / Large
Weight: 50 - 75 lbs.
Height: 19" - 23.5"
Life Span: 10 - 15 years
Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; retinal problems
Origin: Russia (Siberia)
Also Known As: Samoyedskaya
Group: Northern Breed
Category: Companion Dog
The Samoyed needs vigorous exercise and long daily walks or play sessions each day. If this breed becomes bored, it tends to bark and dig.
The Samoyed is a wooly breed that needs grooming several times per week, more often during shedding season.
The Samoyed is a sweet-natured family dog that is especially gentle with children, other pets and strangers. The breed is vocal and communicates by barking. Samoyeds tend to have a stubborn streak and can be difficult to train. Early socialization is important.
Compatibility with Kids
Good with children.
The Samoyed originated in the Siberian region of Russia, where it was used as a sled dog among the once nomadic Samoyed tribe. They were imported to England in the late 1800s are now a popular breed throughout the world.
The Samoyed is a beautiful, all-white dog known for its good looks and gentle nature.