Samoyeds are medium-sized, strong, regal-looking dogs. The Samoyed breed has thick, pure white fur and a beautiful, sharp expression. The Samoyed has a medium-length muzzle and a black nose. Standing tall at their shoulders, the Samoyed breed has an athletic-looking body and strong, muscular legs. Despite its thick white coat, the Samoyed is surprisingly lightweight for its size.
The Samoyed dog breed has a friendly, affectionate character that makes them known to be great family dogs. Some people may think of the Samoyed as rather lazy because they are quiet indoor dogs who love sleeping in their beds all day long if allowed. However, when outside or in their element (outside with other dogs or around children), Sammies are always very active! They never fail to keep up every game and activity every child throws at them… which might explain why so many families love Sammies! The Samoyed temperament may be the most friendly to all kinds of families and canine companions than any other dog breed.
The Samoyed temperament is very intelligent and eager to please, although they can appear rather independent at times. Sammies love pleasing their owners, so training them should be a breeze since they truly want to learn. They do not respond well to punishment-based training and usually do not like people who scream or shout (for example children’s parents who use yelling as a form of discipline). The Samoyed temperament makes them trustworthy around children if raised with them from puppyhood; however, it may be best for adults who wish to adopt a Sammie around their own children should also get one at a young age. Sammies are also notorious escape artists, so it is important to find the best way to contain them (including fencing in your yard).
The Samoyed temperament is very intelligent, making training a breeze. They will learn new tricks and stunts very quickly, and it is important to keep training fresh and interesting. Sammies respond best to basically anything that gives them a reward, including treats, hugs, toys, petting, etc. Sammies are very active dogs who love to stay busy doing something, so if you keep them entertained during training sessions, it will be very easy to train them!
The Samoyed dog breed is a generally healthy and hardy dog breed. However, as with some other breeds of similar size, the Samoyed can suffer from genetic disorders that are specific to their breed, such as:
Dermoid Sinus – a birth defect of the face and neck area that can cause various problems with breathing, eating, and drinking
PPMD – a degenerative disease of the cartilage in the knees that causes arthritis-like symptoms
Diabetes – a diabetes type 2 that can cause blindness if not treated at an early stage
In addition, Samoyed owners should be aware of several other conditions their dogs might suffer from:
Hypothyroidism – a disease of the thyroid gland that occurs when the gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormone
Legg-Perthes disease – a disorder of the hip in which blood supply to the top of the femur is disrupted and causes bone death, leading to arthritis
The Samoyed is a medium-sized, strong dog with thick pure white fur and a beautiful sharp expression. The Samoyed has an athletic-looking body and strong muscular legs despite its fluffy coat. The Samoyed’s temperament makes them known as great family dogs who are friendly, affectionate, intelligent, and eager to please their owners. They respond best to training that involves rewards such as treats or pets which make it easy for the owner to train this breed of dog! As long as you provide your pet with proper care including good food and regular veterinary visits, they should be healthy too!