Other name: Samoiedskaïa Sabaka

Photo: adult dog of Samoyed breed
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Life expectancy

The Samoyed has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 18 and 20 in
Male Between 20 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 33 and 49 lb
Male Between 44 and 66 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Samoyed costs between £780 and £900

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More details about the Samoyed

Samoyed: Origins and history

The Samoyed’s origins stem from Nordic countries, a trait shared with other sled dogs as well. Its name originates from the Samoyed tribe, which bred this dog in the far North. However, the dogs they bred were not white, but instead predominantly black. The Samoyed’s white fur was selected for in modern breeding practices, which began in the United States and England, from both the “bear” and “wolf” varieties created by the tribe. The breed was first thought to have come from England, however, we now know that it is linked to North Russia and Siberia, under the Nordic Kennel Union (NKU).

Training a Samoyed

In general, training nordic dogs is no easy feat. Their independence and stubbornness doesn’t leave much room for spontaneous cooperation.  

However, this white dog can cooperate if its owner is consistent, patient, and trustworthy.

Samoyed dogs must be trained at a very young age to avoid picking up bad habits.

You should train your dog using positive reinforcement. Never get aggressive, or you may scare your Samoyed to the point where training will no longer be possible.

Samoyed: Purchase price

The price of a Samoyed varies depending on his origins, age and sex. You should budget around £895 for a dog registered with the KC. 

You should also set aside around £50 a month to meet the needs of this majestic creature, including a premium diet and regular grooming.

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