Samoyed

Samoyed Personality

Samoyeds are lively, happy dogs who adore people and often have a mischievous sense of humor. They are excellent with children and always have time for a romp in the yard, especially in the snow. Samoyeds will bark to announce a visitor, but they are not guard dogs as once they are done announcing the newcomer, will most likely cozy up to the visitor to solicit a rub down. Samoyeds are great family dogs, though they tend to favor one person above all others – usually the person who is in charge of feeding and exercise. They are excellent companions for people who like the outdoors – Samoyeds are always up for a good hike in the woods, and will be happy to keep you warm overnight on a camping trip. They can be difficult to train, but Sammies are generally well behaved and make a great choice for fist time dog owners.

Personality: Gentle, adaptable, eager, friendly; conservative but never shy
Energy Level: Very Active; Sammies are energetic, curious, and independent; fenced-in exercise room is a must
Good with Children: Yes
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Shedding: Seasonal
Grooming: Weekly
Trainability: Responds Well
Height: 21-23.5 inches (male), 19-21 inches (female)
Weight: 45-65 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Barking Level: Barks When Necessary