The Samoyed is a large breed of dog that originated in Northwestern Siberia. They were bred to hunt, haul sleds, herd cattle, sheep, and reindeer but in the modern-day, because of their personality of being so affectionate with almost everyone, intelligent, and a look that always smile they became a popular family pet companion in the house.
They are very adaptable in any environment, they can live in an apartment as long as you have enough space for them to roam around, they love playing and be with their owner a lot. Enough outdoor exercise is advisable for this dog, a simple walk or playing in the dog park will help them keep fit, healthy, and well socialize. Samoyed has a thick coat so prevent walking them outside the house in the hottest time of the day.
Having this dog in the house will not make you bored, they are so lovely and can be your furever buddy. Adopt and Don’t Shop.
Samoyed Dog Breed Pictures
Dog Breed Group
19 to 24 Inches
36 to 64 Pounds
12 to 13 Years
Samoyed has a powerful wedge-shaped head with broad flat skull, and medium-length muzzle, its ears are triangular in shape and thickly covered with fur, it is fully erect when adults. The eyes are usually black or brown and are almond in shape, the Lips is also black.
Like Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed tail is long, heavily covered with long fur, and is carried curled over and lying on the dog’s back, it helps them keep warm during the cold season by sleeping curled around its head.
They have a double coat where the topcoat contains a long, coarse, and straight guard hairs, which appear white but have a hint of silver coloring, the undercoat, consists of a dense, soft, and short fur that keeps the dog warm. They typically shed heavily once or twice a year, and like other breeds of dog, it is advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, use the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. Proper hygiene will also keep your dog from getting a tick and flea.
Their coat makes them resistant to extreme cold temperature but in the summer hot day, they are not advisable to stay outdoor, because of their double coat they are prone to heatstroke, make sure to give them enough clean cold water and stay them indoors for their safety.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Samoyed size according to standard:
|American Kennel Club||Male: 20-29 kg|
Female: 16-23 kg
|Male: 50-60 cm|
Female: 48-53 cm
|The Kennel Club||Weight in proportion to the size||Male: 51-56 cm|
Female: 46-51 cm
Samoyed was originally bred as a herding dog, they are a sweet, loyal, playful, and energetic dog that loves to play with its family, including the children. They are not a “lone wolf” dog, they are very affectionate dogs and love to cuddle with its owner for a long period of time.
They are well suited for households or families of any size and can live in an apartment or house, though they will need plenty of exercise and attention. Having a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, like other dogs they need a daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy. A simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized.
They are intelligent and easy to train and discipline, with early socialization they can be a good companion with other animals in the house. They can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.
Samoyed dog has an average life span of 12 to 13 years, They are generally healthy and don’t suffer from any known hereditary health problems, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Samoyed Hereditary Glomerulopathy||SHG is a hereditary, X-linked, noninflammatory disease of the renal glomeruli, occurring in the Samoyed breed of dog. The disease has been shown to be a model for hereditary nephritis (HN) in humans in that the disease resembles that of the human disease.|
|Canine Eye Inflammation||If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.|
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||It is characterized by the bilateral degeneration of the retina, causing progressive vision loss culminating in blindness.|
|Periodontal Disease||It is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.|
How much is Samoyed?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1000 – $2500 to Samoyed puppy.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of taking care of dogs do not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your dog you must provide their necessary needs, like visit vet once a year for their health check-up, complete and follow up vaccinations, foods and provide vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…