Dog Breed profiles
Samoyed Breed Profile
Samoyed fact file
KC Group: pastoral
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: high
Jogging partner: yes
Originally a sled dog and reindeer herder, the Samoyed has adapted to life as a pet relatively well.
Always cheery, it is impossible not to be happy around a Samoyed! Lovely towards children, excellent watchdog but is so people orientated they are more likely to lick a burglar rather than bite!
The Breed Standard stipulates the height of dogs at 51-56cm, bitches 46-51cm. Weight in proportion to size
Generally a healthy dog with few breed specific problems.
Samoyed Special Care
The profuse coat keeps him warm in winters and cool in the summer, although the heat does still affect them. Also, be careful off the lead. They are better than most sled-type dogs but make sure you are certain they'll come back to you.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.