The Samoyed, or “Sammie,” was first used as a working dog in prehistoric Siberia. The Sammies we know today are affable and sociable thanks in part to their close ties to the Samoyede tribe.
The working Samoyed breed thrives when given a task to do. He is a kind, loyal dog who makes the ideal pet for families with young children.
He is a highly intelligent, energetic dog who will never lose his puppy-like fun. To keep his body in good shape and his intellect bright, he will need training, appropriate sociability, and daily exercise.
The Sammie’s trademark black lips, which are always grinning and give off a welcoming impression, also have a practical function. Drooling is prevented by his lips, so even in the coldest conditions, icicles won’t form on his face.
12 to 14 years
Samoyeds are frequently associated with white, fluffy dogs, although they can also come in other common hues like biscuit, cream, white, and biscuit.
The thick, weather-resistant coat of the Samoyed is made to survive the subzero temperatures of Siberia, where the breed was developed. The coat sheds all year round, but in the spring and fall it sheds much more. To get rid of dirt, debris, and loose hair, brush every day.
Samoyeds are typically a healthy breed, however they may be more susceptible to eye, heart, and hip issues.
This Siberian sledge dog from the past was developed to herd and protect reindeer. named after the semi-nomadic Samoyede people who migrated from Asia to Siberia 1,000 years ago.
The Sammie’s role changed from hunting reindeer to travelling, guarding, and herding the herds. By the late 1700s, British explorers visiting and leaving the Arctic had returned with the Samoyed.
Queen Alexandria marketed the breed as a show dog and a perfect companion, despite the fact that they were still used as sledge dogs in both America and Europe, pulling an additional 1.5 times their weight in supplies.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recorded the first Samoyed, named Moustan of Argenteau, in 1906.