More Samoyed Information

The Samoyed dog breed originated from Siberia and is labeled as the working dogs. They worked side by side with huntsmen, fishermen, and other noblemen during those times who need help in securing pieces of equipment used for hunting. They are also helpful in pulling sleds used in transporting goods. They keep their owners warm during cold seasons. They are hardworking and very friendly.

Usually calm and responsive, Samoyed dogs are great companions both indoors and outdoors. Its most famous trademark is their cute smile.

The most remarkable trait of this breed is their amiable nature. They get along pretty well with other dogs and the members of the family where it belongs. It barks at strangers but they are not aggressive.

As of late, its role is to be a home buddy dog and tend children instinctively.

Size
The usual size of a Samoyed male is 21-23.5 in. Their weight ranges within 45-65 lbs. On the other hand, the size of a Samoyed female is 19-21 in. Their weight ranges within 35-30 lbs.

Coat Care
The coat colors ofdSamoyed dogs are pure white or yellow and cream, so it is only proper for their owners to brush them thoroughly and consistently. It should be combed three to four times a week. When shredding starts, it is usually heavy, so it is expected of the owner to comb it daily.

Family Life
Samoyed dogs love the human family that raised them up. They are attached to the children more, but are still clingy to everyone. The family will surely become happy with them.

Lifestyle
It is a dog meant for both indoor and outdoor lifestyle. The behavior of a Samoyed dog is well-balanced. They can stay indoors having leisure time with children, and they can also be active outdoors when it is necessary or if it is time for them to have an outdoor activity. They fit well in cold places and would be very uncomfortable in warm or extremely hot places. It does not suit the role of a watchdog because it is too gentle and kind.

Health
Samoyed dogs are prone to having kidney problems which is caused by a genetic disease called Samoyed Hereditary Glomerulopathy, and would, more often than not, lead to renal failure. They are also prone to having hypothyroidism, diabetes, hip dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and many other diseases. Life expectancy is 12-15 years.

Exercise
Daily walks would be sufficient for a Samoyed dog if the owners are living in an apartment or any small-spaced residences. Otherwise, playing in the backyard or along the neighborhood playground would suffice. But they dont need much exercise when the weather starts to warm up because their double coats already provide them the warm feeling.

Training
Samoyed dogs should be trained well while they are still young. They can develop behavioral problems such as excessive barking if not trained properly. They are easy to teach though because of their amiable, gentle, and obedient behavior.

The Miniature Samoyed

Samoyed is originally used for sledding, herding, and keeping the owners warm in Siberia. Explorers use Miniature Samoyeds for polar expeditions. Origin traced back from Fridtjof Nansen when he used a Samoyed to effectively explore the north. The breed of the Miniature Samoyed almost comes into extinction because Nansen fed the stronger dogs by eating the weaker dogs.

Samoyed were traded and sold to Americans by fur traders in 1906. It led to the eventual spread of the Samoyed in America and also to the neighboring countries.

Samoyed weighs between 23 to 30 kilograms for male dogs and 17 to 25 kilograms for female dogs. They stand 21 to 23.5 inches at the shoulder for males and 19 to 21 inches for female. Miniature Samoyed is typically shorter than the Samoyed.

The eyes of Samoyed and Miniature Samoyed are almond-shaped and usually black or brown. Their eyes may appear as blue or any other color but these are not allowed by AKC for show competitions. Their ears are triangular in shape and erect. The tails of Samoyed and Miniature Samoyed are one of the best distinguishing and best assets of this dog breed. The tail is curled over and touching their back. These are long and profusely coated. When curled over to the side of the body, it means they are alert. When the tail is dropped, it is relaxed and at rest. They usually curl their tails when they are alert or when they are watchful of the situation. During cold weathers, Samoyed and Miniature Samoyed use their tails to cover up their body especially their nose. The long haired coat of the dog provides additional warmth during cold weather.

The reason why people like the Miniature Samoyed so much is because of the double layered and white-colored coat that made them look physically appealing. This is because Samoyed originates from cool places and their body adapt to the weather. However, having a Miniature Samoyed requires attention because its coat needs to be brushed and cleaned regularly. The white colored coat of the dog also have hint of silver, making them look sparkling at times.

They are loyal and good watchdogs. They are one of the best companions because they are friendly and remain to be playful even until the old age. When they become bored, they start to look for other things to do and the most common of which is digging.