Samoyed Dog Breed
Samoyed Dog Classification:
Samoyed dogs are herd dogs.
Other Names: Smiley, Sammy, Bjelkier,
Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika,
Samoyed in Foreign Languages:
Origins: Samoyed are named for
the Samoyede nomadic tribe in Russia that
they served. Samoyed dogs were initially
used to guard reindeer. They are also
currently used as sled dogs.
Description: Samoyed dogs are
medium sized, compact, muscular dogs,
with long fur, and a curly tail. They
are well proportioned with triangular,
rounded ears and a pointy nose.
Size: Samoyed dogs weigh 37 to
66 lbs, they stand 19 to 23.5 inches tall
at the shoulder.
||51 - 66 lbs
||21 - 23.5 inches tall
||37 - 55 lbs
||19 - 21 inches tall
Coat: Samoyed dogs have a long
full, weather-resistant woolly coat. The
Samoyed thick long fur make them look
very "puffy". Samoyeds can be
cream, white, and biscuit.
Disposition: Samoyeds are friendly,
rarely is the breed ever aggressive. Samoyeds
will instinctively herd. They are alert
Type Dog: Samoyed dogs are herd
and sled dogs.
Litter Size: Samoyed dogs give
birth to litters of 5 to 9 puppies.
Behavior: Samoyeds require regular
exercise, they will often dig and become
destructive if they become bored. Samoyed
dogs are gentle and easy-going, they are
devoted family dogs.
Traits: Playful, devoted, social,
alert, friendly, lively,
Country of Origin: Russia (Siberia)
Life Span: Samoyed dogs typically
live 12 to 14 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC