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Also referred to as Samoyedskayas

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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All About the Samoyeds

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Average Height & Weight

The Samoyed is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 21 to 23.5 inches.

Weight: 45 to 65 pounds.

Females – Height: 19 to 21 inches.

Weight: 30 to 50 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Samoyeds are commonly:
     –white with biscuit





Samoyeds are gentle, playful dogs who adore their owners and love just about any human. They can also be mischievous, however, especially when left to their own devices. Samoyeds are smart dogs and good, hard workers who make terrific companions.




Activity Level

Samoyeds have a lot of energy that must be burned off.

They enjoy long walks or brisk jogs, as well as vigorous backyard play sessions. If they do not receive enough mental and physical stimulation, the breed can become destructive, digging and barking.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 12 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Samoyeds is canine hip dysplasia. Gastric torsion is less common but still occurs within the breed, while progressive retinal atrophy is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Samoyeds have a low tolerance for hot climates and a high tolerance for cold climates.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Samoyeds are wonderful pets for families with children as well as those with elderly members. They are friendly toward other dogs and very friendly toward other pets.




Fun Facts  


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