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Samoyed Info

Samoyed Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 19-24" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 4-6 pups
Group: Working Weight: 37-65 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Medium

Breed Overview

The Samoyed is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 37 lbs that can reach 65 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Samoyed breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Samoyed should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

Samoyed Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler no
Size Medium Guard Dog no
Origin Russia Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs small
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks average Dangerous no

Samoyed Temperament

Known as the smiling dog, a Samoyed is dependable and happy and loves nothing more than to play in the snow. This friendly and loyal dog breed loves the company of children. Samoyeds work best in teams and are much too friendly to be watchdogs, though they enjoy barking.

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, diabeties and skin allergies

Samoyed Coat

Samoyed Dog Colors

Pure white, white and biscuit (a slightly darker cream shade), cream or solid biscuit

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