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Samoyed Characteristics: The vigorous and friendly Samoyed is a breed of medium sized dog, classified as a member of the Working Dog Group (AKC:1906).

The Samoyed, is characterized by its dignified, elegant appearance an alert, foxy expression. Other characteristics include with a distinctive spitz-type,  richly plumed  tail that curls up and over its back; dark, large, oval shaped eyes; small, high set, triangular ears and a effortless, light gait.

The temperament of the Samoyed can be described as Sociable, Alert, Lively. The coat type of the Samoyed is described as heav, weather-proof coat in assorted colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Samoyed demonstrated the desired traits of a Herding and guard dog and is known by its nick name the "Smiler". The origin of the Samoyed dog breed was in Russia where it was developed in the Ancient Times.

Samoyed Breed Group and Dog Type - Working Dog Group (AKC:1906): The Samoyed is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Working Dog Group (AKC:1906).

Other names for the Samoyed: The Samoyed is known by the nickname of the "Smiler". Other names for this breed of dog include the Sammy, Sami, Samoiedskaia Sabaka and Samoyedskaya. The apt "Smiler" nickname of the Samoyed is due to its smiling experssion.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Samoyed" derives from the name of its original owners, the nomadic Samoyedic people of Siberia in Russia. (The word "Samoyed" was used in Russia for some indigenous peoples of Siberia).

Samoyed History and Origin: The country of origin of the Samoyed breed was in Russia during ancient times. The ancestors of the Samoyed breed were the spitz-type dogs of early antiquity, known as the Asian or Nordic breeds, wolf-like types of dogs that shared a similar heritage and ancestry. The Samoyed inherited the attributes and characteristics of the Spitz-type dogs including pointed ears and muzzle, a thick, dense coat and the distinctive high carried tail that curled up and over the dog's back.

The Samoyed breed was developed by the nomadic Samoyedic tribes who migrated along the Russian Arctic coast and eventually settled in the area of the northern Ural mountains. The dog was used for herding and guarding reindeer and for the important task of sled-hauling.

The sled was the only form of transport across the inhospitable terrain and essential to the nomadic lifestyle of the Samoyedic people. The dogs were introduced to the UK and the US in the 1800's and were used for sled-hauling by the Antarctic polar explorers of the late 1800's and early 1900's. Although the Samoyed dog was put to many different uses it was always regarded as a sociable, easygoing dog and always regarded by its owners as a highly valued family member. The Samoyed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1906.

Samoyed Modern History: The modern history of the Samoyed moved on and the breed is now used enjoyed as a beautiful, lively family pet and companion.

Samoyed Height: The Samoyed breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 21 - 23.5 inches (53 - 60 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 19 - 21 inches (48 - 53 cm).

Samoyed Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 45 - 65 pounds (20.5 - 30 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 35 - 50 pounds (16 - 20.5 kg)

Samoyed Coat Type: The coat type is described as heav, weather-proof coat.

Samoyed Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of White, Cream and White & Biscuit.

Samoyed Grooming - HIGH Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Samoyed are categorized as high in order to maintain a healthy coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The high grooming needs of the Samoyed is considered to be high-maintenance and requires daily brushing and combing. Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Samoyed Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 4-6 puppies. Samoyed puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Samoyed puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Samoyed Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Spirited, Sociable, Alert, Lively and Friendly.

Samoyed Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Samoyed requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day.

This medium sized dog has an effortless, light gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.

Samoyed Diet: A fully grown Samoyed should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Samoyed Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Samoyed breed include Hip dysplasia, Diabetes, Gastric Torsion . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Samoyed dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Samoyed Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Samoyed breed is 12-14 years.

Samoyed Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Samoyed breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Samoyed names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Renat *** Niko *** Gregory *** Serge *** Stanislav *** Vova *** Nikolai *** Yura *** Rafit *** Boris.

Samoyed Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Samoyed names are Nastya *** Alina *** Olga *** Daria *** Svetlana *** Lara *** Tatiana *** Sasha *** Lina *** Kira *** Dina.

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