Samoyed Dog Breed Temperament and Personalities
Let’s learn more about Samoyed dog characteristics, information, description, temperament and facts with the pictures. Samoyeds are an ancient working breed that original from Western Siberia. They have lived with hunters and fishermen known as Samoyeds. The Samoyed people used the dogs to pull their sleds, guard their property and for herding reindeer. Its gene pool is closely related to the primitive dog with no wolf or fox mixed in.
The Samoyed is also known as Samoiedskaïa Sabaka, Samoyedskaya, Sami and Sammy.
Males stand 21 to 23.5 inches tall. Females stand 19 to 21 inches tall. Males and females weigh 50 to 60 pounds.
The Samoyed has a compact, muscular body. The wedge-shaped head is broad and slightly crowned. The muzzle is in proportion to the size of the dog, tapering to the nose. The nose color can be black, brown or liver. The lips are black. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The dark, almond-shaped eyes are deep-set, somewhat wide apart, with a slanting lower lid and dark rims.
The Samoyed has a straight outer coat and a soft, thick undercoat. It can be pure white, white and biscuit, cream, or biscuit — and sheds heavily.
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.
Gentle and playful, the Samoyed makes a good companion for a child or person of any age. This dogs is a closely bonded family dog, amiable with strangers, other pets and usually, other dogs. The Samoyed dogs are calm indoors, but this clever, sometimes mischievous breed needs daily physical and mental exercise. They are independent and often stubborn, but is willing to please and is responsive to their family’s wishes.
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 dog’s respect, in fact it will produce the opposite effect. The dog will need to see you as both an authority figure and a friend. It must be trained to come to you when very young.
Samoyeds are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Not all Samoyeds will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Samoyed Hereditary Ghlomerulopathy
- Patellar Luxation
- Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
- Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Samoyed Dog Pictures
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The active Samoyed is not suited to apartment or condo life. A home with a large, securely fenced yard is the best choice. Because the Samoyed is a working dog, he needs room to romp and play.
Keep him mentally challenged with ongoing training and dog sports. Allow him to become bored and he’s likely to dig, escape, or chew to entertain himself. Note: The Samoyed should be kept on leash whenever he’s in public; he seldom can resist the lure of small, scurrying animals.