Originating in Siberia this breed has been used for centuries as a sled dog, hunting dog and “herding” dog. In recent years this dog has had a lot of success as a companion due to its loyalty and beauty. This breed though slightly independent is nothing if not intelligent, obedient and patient. One of its few drawbacks is its tendency to bark excessively.
Exercise: Because of its breeding this dog doesn’t do well sleeping indoors and should not be made to live in a closed environment. Enjoys snow but suffers in heat. The Samoyedo needs lots of space and the freedom to run and play.
Specialized care: With a very thick under coat this dog needs frequent brushing and grooming. Though it has a white coat it doesn’t need to be bathed often as it keeps itself quite clean. It’s important to keep a watchful eye on its ears and to regularly trim the hair that grows between its toes.
- Males: 57 centimeters
- Females: 53 centimeters
Appropriate for: Its gentleness and friendliness make this breed an excellent choice for both a companion dog and a work dog. They also make good watch dogs and because they are not overly aggressive are great with children.