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Samoyed Puppies for Sale
The Samoyed is probably the oldest of the Northern Spitz breeds. Originally bred as a guard for herds of reindeer, the breed also acted as companion, guard and sled dog. It shared the hard life of the Sayantsi people in ancient times, and more recently accompanied the polar explorers Nansen, Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen on their expeditions. The Samoyedâs strength, stamina, and hardiness are belied by its child-like good nature and soft, fairy-tale appearance.
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Medium sized dog breed
The Samoyed is friendly and cheerful, intelligent and reasonably obedient, yet never follows your orders slavishly and can be extremely stubborn. They are sensitive and good-natured but dominant and vigilant, affectionate but not obtrusively so. The Samoyed loves to wander, has considerable stamina, and remains playful into old age. They love to hear themselves and can be very noisy.
Working dog breed
The shoulder-height for Males is 57cm (22.5in), and Females 53cm (20.5in).
22.5 â 29.5kg (50 â 65lb).
The Samoyed is gentle-natured and patient with children but can be rather dominant towards their own kind. Do not forget that Samoyed is a hunting dog which enjoys chasing something if it gets the chance. Social training with cats and other pets is therefore very important! The dog is reasonably vigilant.
The protective topcoat is wiry and erect, while the undercoat is short and dense. The coat is white, cream, or white with light brown.
The Samoyed is not meant to be brushed too often because this can harm the under-layer of its coat. If too many hairs are shed in your home use a comb with a double row of metal teeth to remove the loose hairs from the undercoat.
For the Samoyed breed, training is no easy task and needs to begin very early. Make sure there is plenty of variety in the drills. Constantly practicing the same command can have an adverse effect on this breed, its stubbornness taking over. Teach it when very young that it must come to you when you call and arrange for many positive encounters with cats and other household animals as possible. Your authority should be clearly seen but with a friendly touch. Screaming and shouting at it and hitting it will lose you any respect it may have had.
The Samoyed should be strong, active, and graceful, with a muscular back of medium length allowing liberty of movement. The chest is deep and well sprung, the neck is proudly arched, the front is straight, and the loins are exceptionally strong, giving an impression of great endurance. The head is powerful and wedge-shaped, the eyes almond-shaped with an intelligent expression. The ears are erect and thick, covered inside with hair. The tail is long and profusely coated, carried over the back when alert, but sometimes dropped when at rest.