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Samoyed

Samoyed
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Overview

The Samoyed is a beautiful, fluffy dog breed that originated in Siberia.  The Samoyed is a medium to large-sized dog with a distinctive thick, white double coat that is designed to protect them from the harsh cold climate of their origin. They have a broad head with dark, almond-shaped eyes and erect ears. They have a muscular build and a plumed tail that curls over their back.

Temperament

Samoyeds are friendly, intelligent, and loyal dogs that love to be around their families. They are known for their playful and energetic personalities, and they enjoy playing and interacting with children. They are also affectionate and make great companions for those who want a loyal and devoted dog.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Samoyed is between 12 to 14 years. They are generally a healthy breed but may be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia, diabetes, and hypothyroidism.

Shedding

Samoyeds are known for their thick double coat, which requires regular grooming to prevent matting and shedding. They shed heavily twice a year when their coat naturally sheds, which is called "blowing coat." Regular grooming during this time is necessary to keep their coat healthy and prevent excessive shedding.

Training

Samoyeds are intelligent and independent dogs, which can make them stubborn at times. Positive reinforcement training methods are recommended to help motivate them, and early socialization and obedience training are important to prevent behavioral issues.

Exercise

Samoyeds have a moderate energy level and require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. They enjoy walks, playtime in a fenced yard, and other outdoor activities. They may not be well-suited for apartment living due to their exercise needs.

The Samoyed is a beautiful and friendly dog breed that can make a great family pet for those who have the time and dedication to properly care for them. They have a thick double coat that requires regular grooming, but they are a low-shedding breed outside of their twice-yearly shedding season. They are intelligent and independent dogs that require early socialization and obedience training, but they can make wonderful companions for those looking for an energetic and playful dog breed.

Breed Information

Popularity:2022: #57
2021: #57
2020: #65
2019: #61
2018: #57
2017: #57
2016: #65
2015: #61
Origin:Russia
Breed Group:Working (AKC:1906)
Northern Breeds (UKC)
Size:Medium
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-14 years
Temperament:Alert
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Sociable
Stubborn
Height:Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm)
Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm)
Weight:Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg)
Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg)
Colors:Biscuit
Cream
White
White & Biscuit
Litter Size:4-6 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1200 - $1500 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Tucker Bailey
2 Bentley Roxy
3 Murphy Ruby
4 Oscar Rosie
5 Jackson Emma
6 Jax Lady
7 Bandit Riley
8 Diesel Maya
9 Hank Belle
10 Scout Honey
11 Otis Marley
12 Bo Harley
13 Chance Peanut
14 Coco Lacey
15 Scooter Oreo
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