Samoyed Dogs are friendly and gentle pet. They are also known as Belier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka and Nenetskaya Laika. Their nicknames are Smiley or Sammy. The Samoyed was originated from Siberia. The dog was named after the Samoyede people of Siberia. This dog breed is considered as one of the fourteen ancient dog breeds. The Fourteen ancient dog breeds consist of Afghan Hound, Akita Inu, Alaskan Malamute, Basenji, Chow Chow, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Saluki, Samoyed, Shar Pei, Shiba Inu, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky and Tibetan Terrier. Samoyed Dogs were used to be sled dogs, herding dogs or guard dogs. Samoyeds were brought to England in 1889. They were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1906. Today, the Samoyed dog is a popular companion pet around the world.

Facts about Samoyed Dogs

  • Temperament – The Samoyed dog is easy going, friendly, gentle, highly intelligent, loyal, playful and outgoing. They are eager to please their owner. They can get along with children and other pets. Early training and proper socialization is good for Samoyed puppy. Do not leave them alone for long period, they will become destructive. Samoyed Dogs tend to bark and chew. Firm and confident dog owner is more suitable for them. They like to stay in the cold climate.
  • Appearance – They look alert and graceful. The Samoyed has a medium-sized body. The head is broad and the muzzle is in the medium length. They come with a pair of almond-shaped dark color eyes. The erect ears are in triangle-shaped and the nose is black. The Samoyed has a strong neck. The chest is deep and the ribs are well-sprung. They have powerful legs and the feet are large. They have a long tail which curled at the back. The Samoyed has a double thick coat. The outer coat is harsh and the under coat is soft.

Here are pictures of Samoyed


Samoyed Dogs Breed Information

Size Medium to large
Height 53 -60 cm (male and female)
Weight 16-30 kg (male and female)
Colour Cream, white, cream and white
Group Working Dog Breed
Life Span 12 – 15 years
Litter Size Average 5 – 9 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing is needed. Bath when necessary. This dog breed is a heavy shedder
Environment Indoor or outdoor
Barking Average

The common health issue for Samoyed is prone to hip dysplasia, Gastric Torsion, Diabetes and Skin Disease. Here is a list of Samoyed Puppy names.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for Samoyed adoption from Samoyed rescue or look for Samoyed for sale from Samoyed breeders.

Samoyed Dogs
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