Origin: N.W. Siberia
Colour: Pure white, white and biscuit, cream, outer coat silver-tipped
Lifespan: 12 years
The Samoyed is an alert, good-natured, and independent dog.
Bred to live in cold climates and herd reindeers, Samoyeds have thick coats that need a great deal of brushing and that can cause them to overheat in summer. Good-natured and affectionate, they are also independent and not necessarily responsive to requests.
Originally bred to herd and guard reindeer herds.
This lively dog likes to chase.
Medium. Enjoys exercise but likes to have human company.
Owners: affectionate, independent
Other Pets: good
Unfamiliar Dogs: friendly
Sociable, easy-going families who will enjoy this dog's independent, engaging character.
Daily prolonged grooming is needed to keep the heavy coat in good shape.
The thick coat makes this dog prone to overheating in summer. Loose hair will be shed in the house.
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