Find out all the information you need to know about the Samoyed nicknamed “the snow guinea fowl”: origin, size, health, behavior, education, maintenance, price.
For several weeks, the editorial staff of Démotivateur offers you many articles onr the different breeds of dogs. Their origin, their behavior, their health, we reveal all the information you need to know about each breed of dog: the Dachshund, American Pit Bull Terrier, Chihuahua, or even the Chow Chow. In this article, we are interested in a new dog breed: the Samoyedalso called Samoiedskaya Sabaka.
When you are told Samoyed dogs, you must have the image of these medium-sized dogs, with white coats, in your mind. called “snow guinea fowl”. If you are interested in adopting or buying from a breeder a pet that will become a Samoyed dog, here is all the information you need to know about this doggie with a whiter than white coat. Origin, size, health, behavior, interactions with children and other animals, education, food, grooming we bring you all the information you need to know.
The physical characteristics of the Samoyed
The Samoyed is a medium-sized dog, recognizable by his thick white clothesthe tail of its brush and his smile”. It has small, straight and furry ears, a pointed muzzle and very dark almond-shaped eyes.
This dog belongs to the spitz categorycategory where we see:
– the Pomeranian Loulou
– the Japanese Spitz
– Chow Chow
– the Shiba Inule Akita
– Or the Siberian Husky
The Samoyed: coat, color, size, life expectancy
Coat type : straight, stiff, rather long and thick hair
coat color : pure white, white and biscuit
Weight : between 20 and 30 kg for a woman as a man
CUT OFF : about 45.5 cm for women and about 52.5 cm for men
Life expectancy : about 11 years old
The Samoyed is a dog that comes from the Nordic countries – © Pixabay
The origins of the Samoyed
The Samoyed is a breed of dog that from the Nordic countries. Their physical characteristics are similar to sled dogs. The Samoyed from a tribe of the same name who lives in the Far North. At that time, the color of their dogs was black. If today we know this breed of dogs with a white coat, it is actually thanks to the modern breeding of the same breed. This breeding began in England and the United States from two breeds of dogs bred by members of this tribe: the “bear” type dog and the “wolf” type dog. Now this dog definitely is included in northern Russia and Siberia.
The Samoyed: behavior and personality traits
This companion dog is very gentle and very affectionate to his masters and his family. His side very playfulespecially the children they value so much, in fact a dynamic and sporty dog. He is also a good hunter although this is not a favorite activity as is the case with the spaniel or the English setter. However, small animals may appear to him as prey. He doesn’t attack them with a predator’s instinct but more of a player’s instinct, because again, he’s a good player.
However, like all Nordic dog breeds, the Samoyed rather independent. He is also stubborn and not very obedient, two important points to know about his education. He also has an annoying tendencyyou are manyespecially when he’s happy.
The Samoyed: education
Raising a Samoyed can be difficult. The reason? The stubborn nature. Mixed with his independence, it can be complicated. However, this dog is able to cooperate with his master if the latter patienceshows consistency and shows confidence in him.
As with any pet, dog or cat, it is recommended that educate him well when he was a puppy. This will prevent bad habits from forming. And again, no cruelty should be inflicted on the animal during education.
The Samoyed has a stubborn nature – © Pixabay
The Samoyed: environment
The Samoyed is not not an apartment dog. An environment with a house and a garden is good for him. Even better, life in the mountains.
As we said before, Samoyeds are very strong and athletic. So they need engage in regular physical activity. They love to run and spend their high energy every day. The walks must be long so they can spend as much as possible. So don’t adopt the dog if you want to take it for a walk around the block. If your dog is frustrated due to a lack of physical activity, remember that he may have a tendency to fight anything in his path, including things in your home. Boredom is his worst enemy!
Among the regular sports activities that you can offer a dog of this breed:
– traction cani-sports
– the obé-rhythm
– or tracking
The Samoyed: food
If his amount of food is well adjusted to his needs, the Samoyed knows how to keep the line. Especially since he is a sporty dog as we have seen before. A true athlete we tell you!
The Samoyed: compatibility with other animals
If you consider to adopt a puppy or adult dog of this breed of spitz and you already have other animals at home, cats or dogs, this paragraph is for you. Before adopting or purchasing from a breeder a particular breed of dog, it is advisable to its compatibility with cats and other breeds of dogs is known. Here is information to know about Samoyed community life with other animals.
– If you have one or more cats in your household : the Samoyed is a Nordic dog that retains a hunting instinct, although it remains limited. This instinct can come out in front of small animals, like cats. However, if you adopt a kitten with a Samoyed puppy at the same time, the two animals must get along.
– If you have another dog or puppy in your household : the Samoyed has a somewhat aggressive behavior after other dogs. Do not forget that he is used to living in packs. However, if properly educated and socialized, he should be able to channel this part of his character. However, this will remain an impossible mission for uncastrated Samoyed males.
The white coat of the Samoyed requires special care – © Pixabay
The Samoyed: health
This breed of Spitz is very strong. Its double coat offers excellent protection against cold temperatures and humidity. But this same fur will give him trouble in the summer. It’s a dog tolerates heat in small doses. Care should be taken not to get heat stroke.
Like all types of animals, the Samoyed can suffer some specific diseases of his race, though he rarely get sick :
– hip dysplasia
– heat stroke
– retinal atrophy
– cerebellar cortical abiotrophy
– skin problems
– kidney failure
– myasthenia gravis
The Samoyed: care and maintenance
Having a dog of this type requires good maintenance of his beautiful white coat. In effect, weekly brushes should be expected, and daily during moulting. You can see that this is a dog that loses a lot of hair during this time.
If you live in the mountains and your dog always work in the snow, know that regular care must be given to him. The area of greatest concern is obviously that pads. To prepare him at least, you can apply Vaseline before a race. In case of injury, consider investing in dog boots.
The Samoyed: breeding price
For families who want to adopt a Samoyed puppy, through a breeder, know that the price of this breed of dog varies according to several criteria: its origin, age and sex. In general, you have to pay €1,000 for a dog registered with the LOF. However, if you want a pooch from one of the top lines, you’ll have to break the bank a little more. Count up to €1,350.