It is a sled dog whose name comes from a Siberian tribe, the Samoyeds, from where it was taken to Norway and, towards the XIX century, to England also, the country where it was selected and began the linage they are known today. This breed was one of the best supports in polar expeditions.
PHYSICAL TRAITS of the SAMOYEDO
It is a very beautiful breed; the fur is long, water resistant, and completely white although some federations allow faint cookie colored spots. The cross height is between 51 and 56 cm corresponding to males and 41 to 51 in females, the weight goes between 20 and 30 kg. The lips and edges of the eyes are black, the ears are small and erect and the stance is very elegant.
TEMPERAMENT AND ADAPTATION of the SAMOYEDO
This dog is exceptionally tame and sociable. It is intelligent, affectionate and obedient, for which it socializes well with children and other animals as well. It likes to enjoy certain independence, despite that, due to its atavistic temper; its life and work were developed in group. Its adaptation doesn’t create a problem, probably because this dog in its origin was kept inside the homes. It is resistant to low temperatures, it loves snow and is not appropriate for living in overly warm weathers since it suffers in the heat due to its fur.
There are dogs in this breed whose fur shedding is very poor, trait that relates to the bloodline. In that case, and if it is intended for shows, it should be washed lightly instead of brushed.
EXERCISE AND CARE required for a SAMOYEDO
It is necessary to brush it every other day, without skipping any. It keeps very clean, despite its whiteness, without having it to turn to frequent baths. The hair that grows between the fingers should be trimmed every now and then. This breed which was developed in large open spaces, needs to exercise daily, running outdoors.