The Samoyed dog – Characteristics, care and advice

The Samoyed dog 


The Samoyed is the Arctic Spitz, a dog that accompanied the “Los Samoyeds” tribe during their migrations around 1,000 BC. These dogs were in charge of taking care of the cattle, guarding the village and on many occasions they acted as a draft dog for the sleds.


At present they are totally domesticated and have a characteristic coat of pure white or cream. Small pointed ears always erect and a tail curled on its back. Do you want to know more about this extraordinary breed?

Physical characteristics of the Samoyed dog

The Samoyed is a medium-large breed that weighs approximately 20-30 kilos. It has a very abundant coat of medium-long hair, generally white or cream.

Another characteristic of this breed is its peculiar smile. The Samoyed has a facial expression similar to that of a smile, so it will always appear that it is cheerful, although in reality it may be simply observing or watching.


What is the character of the Samoyed breed like?

Each dog is different and everything will depend on how it has been educated, but at general levels it can be said that the Samoyed is a very familiar and affectionate dog, who loves to be involved in all the tasks that we carry out.

He is very playful and active, he will love to play with any member of the family. This breed is very intelligent and at times somewhat mischievous, as it loves to get away. Sometimes they can be somewhat dominant, so it is advisable to socialize them correctly from puppies.

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Feeding the Samoyed dog

As it is a medium-large and very active breed, it is necessary to feed them with products with a high nutritional value. Avoiding as much as possible, any diet that contains an excess of carbohydrates (such as cereals or legumes).

He has a tendency to gain weight, so we must constantly control his weight and adjust his daily ration in proportion. Plus, a good dose of daily exercise will help you burn off your excess energy and nutrients.


Necessary care for a Samoyed

Being a very active breed it is necessary to give our Samoyed a good dose of daily exercise. He loves to run and even play sports as a draft dog, he is a very strong dog.

Due to its large amount of hair, in the hottest months we must avoid the highest quality hours for walks and reduce exercise to avoid suffering from heat stroke. This breed is much happier in cold environments.

When we bathe him, we must make sure to dry him completely to avoid the appearance of fungus due to humidity. A task that will not be easy because his coat is very thick.

We must brush it at least a couple of times a week to remove dead hair and prevent knots from occurring. We must also review it in depth to locate any possible parasites.

  • Daily exercise avoiding hot hours
  • Intense brushing at least twice a week
  • Dry him well after bathing him
  • Use antiparasitic supplements such as collars or pipettes
  • Cut her hair in the summer months (never shaved)


How to know if a Samoyed is purebred?

There are breeders who sell crosses of breeds similar to the Samoyed as if they were purebred Samoyeds. That is why it is important to always request the pedigree certificate and meet the parents.

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No trusted breeder will refuse to present all the necessary documentation and show you the parents of the litter, along with their corresponding certificates.

You can check all the accepted standards for this breed from the International Cynological Federation (FCI).

You can also find information and experiences of people who share their life with a Samoyed from the Facebook group “Friends of the Samoyed”:

Fotos de la raza Samoyedo

All lovers of the breed love to see photos of Samoyeds in different contexts. Here is our collection of photos of the Samoyed breed.

The Samoyed dog – Characteristics, care and advice
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