The Samoyed breed was named after a tribe of hunters & fisherman who lived in Siberia. They were used as a guard dog and had the responsibility of herding the reindeer. They do not have hunting abilities or urges which made them a good choice for this job.
The Samoyed was first registered by the AKC in 1906 and was grouped as Working.
- Country of Origin: Siberia
- Weight: 35 - 65 lbs
- Height: 19 - 23 inches
- Color: The Samoyed colors are white, cream and white & cream.
The Samoyed breed is intelligent, loyal, friendly and loving. They love the attention of humans and make for good family pets. They are not much of a guard dog because they enjoy people, but they do tend to bark a bit making them a good watch dog.
The Samoyed life expectancy is between 12 - 15 years. The Samoyed breed is prone to Hip Dysplasia. Other health concerns to look for are:
• Eye Problems
• Skin Allergies
They have a double coat which is very think and dense. Their outer coat is harsh to the touch while the under coat is soft.
This breed requires frequent brushing to maintain their beautiful coat. They shed heavily twice a year and need more brushing during these times.