Height: 19-23.5 inches
Weight: 50-75 lbs.
Life Span: 10-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Northern
Samoyeds are charming, intelligent family companions that are very good
with children and other animals and respectful of strangers. Like most spitz-type
dogs, they can be stubborn and independent and, as a result, difficult to
obedience train; starting early makes the job easier.
Samoyeds must be included in family activities or they will become destructive.
These dogs are barkers; that's how they like to communicate when they are
feeling happy, sad, nervous, or isolated.
The Samoyed's outercoat is long, straight, and harsh and stands out from
the body; the undercoat is soft, short, thick, close, and woolly. There
is a ruff around the neck and shoulders.
Coat color is pure white, white and biscuit, cream, or biscuit. The tail
is profusely covered with long hair and curls over the back.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Samoyeds need to be brushed two to three times a week, daily when shedding.
They require vigorous daily exercise, such as long, fast-paced walks.
The hardy, gentle, friendly Samoyed is an ancient breed. It was named for
the Samoyed tribe of Siberia, where it herded reindeer, guarded the huts
of the nomadic people, and was used as a sled dog.
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, retinal problems.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club