General Characteristics:

Historically selected by nomadic tribes in Siberia to herd their reindeer and double as sled pullers when needed, the Samoyed is a truly easy-to-keep breed. They are intelligent dogs that enjoy human company. Samoyeds tend to get along  with other dogs as well as people and with other pets they are raised with. These are active dogs and need daily exercise. Samoyeds are not recommended for warmer climates. This breed does best with early training and socialization. The Samoyed has a profuse double coat, with a longer outer coat of harsh hair and a soft, thick, wooly undercoat. Samoyeds shed quite a bit all the time, even more so during shedding season, which can occur once or twice a year. Daily brushing will help to remove dirt and loose hairs and keep the dog looking his best. 

Avg. Weight Male:
20 - 30 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
15 - 22 kg
Average Lifespan:
12 – 14 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Joint Problems Kidney Problems Diabetes Skin Problems

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