Dog Breed profiles

Samoyed Breed Profile

Samoyed fact file

KC Group: pastoral
Size: large
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: high
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: yes

Originally a sled dog and reindeer herder, the Samoyed has adapted to life as a pet relatively well.

Samoyed Character

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!

Samoyed Size

The Breed Standard stipulates the height of dogs at 51-56cm, bitches 46-51cm. Weight in proportion to size

Samoyed Health

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.