The Samoyed is a spitz-type dog initially bred in Siberia. The name “Samoyed” comes from the Samoyedic people of Siberia, who were the first to breed them.
Samoyeds are known for their thick, white fur coats, which make them very well-suited for cold climates. Samoyeds are also very friendly and good with children, which makes them popular family pets.
The Samoyed is a very active dog breed that needs plenty of exercise. Samoyeds need at least an hour of exercise per day, and will appreciate having a large yard to run around in. They make great hiking and camping companions, and love to play in the snow.
Samoyeds are intelligent dogs eager to please, making them fairly easy to train. They excel in obedience and agility trials, and make great working dogs.
Samoyeds need firm, consistent training, and positive reinforcement is the best way to train them.
The Samoyed is a generally healthy breed, but there are a few health issues that they are prone to. These include hip dysplasia, diabetes, and allergies. Samoyeds should be checked regularly by a veterinarian and given routine health screenings.
Samoyeds have thick, double coats that vary depending on the length and type of coat. Samoyeds with shorter coats will need weekly brushing, while those with longer coats will need to be brushed daily. All Samoyeds should be given a bath every few months or as required.
Samoyeds are heavy shedders, and will shed year-round. They will also “blow their coat” twice a year, shedding more heavily during these times. It is essential to brush Samoyeds regularly to help control shedding.