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Samoyed

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Samoyed





UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin Russia
Date of Origin Antiquity/1600s
Height 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 inches)
Weight 23 - 30 Kgs (50 - 66 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Samoyed are strong, medium sized dogs. They are intelligent and alert and are capable of sustained endurance. They have a long, thick coat that is white in colour.

Temperament

Samoyed are affectionate, good natured dogs.

Suitability

If you are considering a Samoyed as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They require a lot of grooming
They thrive in cold climates
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They require a lot of physical exercise

Interesting Facts

Samoyed are also known as:
Samoyedskaya
Samoiedskaya Sobaka
Nenetskaya Laika
Bjelkier
Smiley
Smiling Sammy
Sammy
Sam

Samoyed were first used to herd reindeer.
 


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