Dog Breed Guide: Samoyed

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A Samoyed dog with pet insurance from Pets Best.

Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Samoyed

Height (to base of neck): females 19 – 21,” males 21 – 23″

Weight:  50 – 65lb

Color: White to cream.

Origin: Mongolia

Coat: Dense, heavy double coat with soft, short, wooly undercoat and straight, stand-out guard hairs.

Life Expectancy: 12 years

Energy level: Moderate

Exercise needs: High

Breed Nicknames: Sammie

Is a Samoyed the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Samoyed was first used to help migrating tribes through Mongolia and they have retained their tolerance of extreme weather.  They tend to get along well with other dogs and are good with children.  They can be loyal guardians, and are playful and curious.  They tend towards being destructive if not given adequate exercise or attention.  Grooming needs are high.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Samoyed

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
Ear Infection  $249  $763
Osteoarthritis  $561  $1,750
Lipoma  $442  $990
Skin Allergies  $549  $1,685

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