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.
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
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