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Samoyed.jpg (5851 bytes) Samoyeds are gentle dogs. Peaceable and dignified. Very devoted, they tend to favor one person, but love everyone. They are easy-going, friendly and quite playful.
Breed: Samoyed
Country of Origin: Siberia
AKC Group: Working
Function: Pull sleds, guard herds of reindeer
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Strong, athletic, graceful body
Color: White/ off-white
Coat Type: Thick, soft, shedding
Grooming: Daily brushing
Height: 19-24 inches
Weight: 45-65 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: Medium
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Hard
Good With Children: Ok
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Alert, friendly
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Strong, dominant
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Destructive, barking, aggression, biting
Physical: Hip dysplasia