Samoyed

Samoyed

INTRODUCTION

Originally bred for hunting, sled pulling and reindeer herding, the Samoyed dog proved to be a valuable companion for the Samoyed people of northwestern Siberia. As a working breed, Samoyeds can sometimes have a strong character, but above all they are gentle and devoted family dogs. They are affectionate with almost everyone, as long as new people don’t mind some shedding and loose hairs on their clothes.AniMall24 recommends a dog bed to give your medium sized Samoyed a good night’s sleep.You should also pick up a dog de-shedder for your high shedding puppy!

HIGHLIGHTS

The Samoyed’s fluffy white coat is beautiful, but to keep it in good condition it requires rigorous grooming. During the moulting season, the dog should be brushed and the house vacuumed daily. The Samoyed’s characteristic smile reveals its friendly and good-natured character. To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to ensure that they are free of genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies and that they have a sound temperament.

HISTORY

The sturdy, sweet-natured Samoyed was originally used for hunting, herding reindeer and transporting sledges for the Siberian Samoyeds. It is said that the Samoyeds treated these working dogs with kindness, allowing them to participate in family activities at the end of the day. Samoyeds came out of Siberia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to pull sledges on polar expeditions, including Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage to Antarctica. These dogs endured terrible hardships along with the explorers they helped. It is said that a Samoyed named Antarctic Buck was the first to reach England. Queen Alexandra was an enthusiast of the breed and many of today’s English and American Sammies are descended from her kennels. The first breed standard was adopted in England in 1909. The first breed standard was adopted in England in 1909. The original Samoyed Club of America was organised in 1923, the same year the breed standard was adopted in the United States.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
5/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 1 foot, 7 inches to 2 feet tall at the shoulder
Weight: 50 to 60 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 years

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