The Samoyed is a Russian purebred dog native to Northern Siberia. Originally they were bred in Northwest Asia and Northeast Europe as guard dogs and for herding reindeer herds. He also proved suitable as a sled dog in Alaska. In Europe and the US, it mainly serves as a house and companion dog. It is also an excellent watchdog. It has no hunting instinct and can therefore also be kept together with children and other pets. Samoyeds are known for their loyal and obedient nature.
The elegant and charming Samoyed belongs to the Arctic and Keeshond. This graceful breed is long-haired and long-legged. The average height of a female is 48 to 53 cm and that of a male 53 to 60 cm. Females weigh about 16 to 20 kg and males 20 to 30. Samoyeds have charming smiles and beautiful, full, white or cream-colored fur. This harsh, wiry coat is medium length with abundant, soft undercoat. This breed has almond-shaped, dark eyes and thick, upright, triangular ears. The tail is long and very hairy.
Samoyeds have great stamina and need a lot of variety when training. They are very obedient but not slavish. So when the exercises get really repetitive, they can get quite stubborn. A Samoyed’s coat also requires some extra time and attention from its owner. It is necessary to thin the coat daily with a wide tooth comb without removing too much undercoat. During the moulting period, this impressive coat needs extra care to avoid tangles. It is wise to bathe the Arctic dog during this time and blow the loose hair out of the undercoat with a blower. Anyone who pampers this dog with extensive brushing sessions will not experience too much hair nuisance. The life expectancy of a Samoyed is 12 to 15 years.