The Samoyed breed is intelligent, loyal, friendly and loving. They love the attention of humans and make for good family pets. They are not much of a guard dog because they enjoy people, but they do tend to bark a bit making them a good watch dog.
They have a double coat which is very think and dense. Their outer coat is harsh to the touch while the under coat is soft.
The Samoyed colors are white, cream and white & cream.
This breed requires frequent brushing to maintain their beautiful coat. They shed heavily twice a year and need more brushing during these times.
The Samoyed life expectancy is between 12 - 15 years. The Samoyed breed is prone to Hip Dysplasia. Other health concerns to look for are:
• Eye Problems
• Skin Allergies
The Samoyed breed was named after a tribe of hunters & fisherman who lived in Siberia. They were used as a guard dog and had the responsibility of herding the reindeer. They do not have hunting abilities or urges which made them a good choice for this job.
The Samoyed was first registered by the AKC in 1906 and was grouped as Working.