Other Names : Samoyedskaya
Height : 18 - 22 inches
Weight : 45 - 65 lbs.
Colors : Pure white, white and biscuit, cream; outer coat silver-tipped.
Country of Origin: Western Siberia
Coat: Topcoat is straight and wiry, and the undercoat is dense and short. Can be white, cream, or white with light brown.
Character: This dog is a complex one. It is friendly, intelligent, and somewhat obedient, but it can be obstinate and stubborn. It can be dominant and watchful, yet sensitive and gentle-natured. Samoyeds love to bark.
Temperament: Samoyeds are gentle with children but may try to dominate other dogs. Samoyeds have a strong hunting instinct so they will chase other animals. Samoyeds need to be trained early to get along with your other pets.
Care: Too much brushing can harm the Samoyed's undercoat. A metal comb should be used to remove loose hairs during shedding.
Training: Training can be a challenge and needs to start early. Variety in the drills is key, as Samoyeds can get bored if asked to do the same task over and over and refuse to do anything. Screaming, shouting or hitting will not get the Samoyed's respect, in fact it will produce the opposite effect. The Samoyed will need to see you as both an authority figure and a friend. The Samoyed must be trained to come to you when very young.
Activity: The Samoyed needs plenty of exercise. Three short walks a day is not enough for this breed. Take the Samoyed for very long walks, or have it run alongside you as you ride a bicycle or go jogging. Samoyeds like to wander, so a good fence around the yard is required.
Description : Samoyeds are exceptionally strong animals yet good-natured, gentle and easy-going. Though a bit on the mischievous side, they have a fondness for people, especially children. Samoyeds are not easily trained as a general rule. Samoyed owners should be available to give of their time in both grooming and activity.