Samoyed are considered to be apart of the "Working Class Breeds". Named by the nomadic Samoyed peoples of northeastern Asia and used for hunting and herding. An Arctic dog with a unique "Samoyed smile" extending from ear to ear. This breed has a beautiful, very thick, weather resistant coat. The Samoyed is active, intelligent, gentle, especially good with children, obedient (in its own way), and very vocal. Males can grow from 21 to 23 inches in length and should weight anywhere from 55 to 70 lbs with a healthy diet. Females can grow from 19 to 21 inches in length and should weight anywhere from 40 to 55 lbs with a healthy diet.
Samoyed puppies do best with early contact with a number of strangers and obedience training should be started as soon as possible for the best results.
Care and Exercise
This breed needs extensive combing and brushing at least once a week, and at least two to three times a week throughout the spring and summer to help during shedding season. Nails should always be kept short. Daily free roaming in a big open area should be available. Ears should be constantly cleaned due to yeast build up caused by ⁹heat and excess hair inside of their ears. Teeth require constant cleaning as well. It is preferred to brush their teeth by hand if possible at least once a week or take them to your prefered Veterinarian every 6 to 12 months for a professional dental cleaning under anesthesia.