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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

Exercise Needs

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.

Grooming Needs

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.

Pet Facts

The Samoyed is a beautiful, all-white dog known for its good looks and gentle nature.

Dog Food for Your Samoyed

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support 6 lb. Front Counter

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

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