A all white samoyed dog lying down.

Samoyed

The full scoop on Samoyeds.

Size
Medium
Life Expectancy
typically 11+ years
Shedding
Long length with heavy shedding

How to pronounce Samoyed: sa·muh·yed 

Samoyeds are medium-sized, typically active dogs originating from Siberian Russia. Here, they were first used for hunting, herding, and pulling sledges.  

Their double coats are thick and fluffy, helping to keep them warm in cold conditions, and are usually white, cream, or biscuit in colour.  

When it comes to behaviour, each doggo has their own traits and quirks. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re taking a look at everything Samoyed, bringing you the important facts and things to consider.

Could you give a Samoyed a forever home?

Caring for Samoyeds 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Samoyed.

Health issues

Before you give any Samoyed a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog suffers from them but it’s good to be prepared.

To find out more about potential health issues for Samoyeds,...

How much food does a Samoyed need?

Not all Samoyeds need the same amount of food. This depends on their:

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight

Dog food packets usually provide a good indication o...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Samoyed need?

Samoyeds are typically high-energy dogs who need lots of exercise to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, and play. Like ...

How much grooming does a Samoyed need?

Samoyeds shed heavily. Introduce handling and grooming slowly and in a positive way. This helps your pooch to feel more comfortable with it. Grooming is more enjoyable for everyone if your dog feels relaxed and confid...

What size crate do you need for a Samoyed?

In their crate, your dog should be able to comfortably:

  • sit and stand at their full height
  • turn around without touching the edges
  • lie down at full stretch
  • wag their tail

...

Samoyed behaviour and training  

You might think you know about Samoyeds, but every dog has their own unique personality.  

What’s the temperament of a Samoyed?

Like us, every furball has their own unique personality shaped by their experiences. This means that different Samoyeds have varying temperaments.

As dogs grow, they learn all about the world. They figure out th...

Are Samoyeds easy to train?

Any breed of dog can be taught new tricks. The important thing is that the learning is positive. Find out your doggo’s favourite snacks, toys or treats. These work well as rewards for training, and they find it much m...

Are Samoyeds good with children?

While every dog is different, there are some universal ways to behave safely and respectfully around them. 

This is an important skill for the whole family – children and adults. Why not

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