American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Samoyed


History

Dating back thousands of years ago, this breed received it's name from the hunters and gathers they resided with, known as the Samoyed's. It is unknown what bloodlines originally made up this breed, however we do know that this working breed was used for hunting, retrieving, sled pulling and herding.

Appearance

The Samoyed is a medium to large sized breed with males and females measuring 19-23 inches in height and weighing 40-60 pounds in weight. This breed has a large wedge shaped head, noticeably rounded, forming into a narrow muzzle with a scissor bite. Their medium sized nose is available in black, brown or liver in color. Their two almond shaped eyes are quite small in appearance and are available in a dark brown to black in color. Their two ears are standing firm on the top of their head, and are small and triangular, with rounded edges. Overall, the Samoyed has a stocky, rectangular and rounded appearance for a body type. Their tail is medium in length, full of hair and should be curled upwards and resting on top of their back. Their coat is a thick, double layer coat that is long. They are available in white, yellow and cream in color.

Temperament

The Samoyed is quite popular in the USA today and this is most likely due to their excellent personality! The Samoyed is a very loving, accepting, friendly and loyal companion breed who generally loves everyone and approaches situations with happiness. This breed is great for growing families and families with other pets. They travel easily and need to be included in as many family activities and outings as possible. This is not a breed that will be alright if left home for long hours everyday or put away and not be included in family gatherings. This breed requires a confident owner who uses positive reinforcement training methods and simply sets rules and boundaries early.

Grooming

This breed requires daily brushing and bathing when needed. We recommend regular professional grooming due to the thickness of their long coat.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Samoyed breed prior to adding one to your family to ensure this is the proper breed for you, and that you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. This breed is prone to diabetes, skin allergies and eye issues. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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