The Samoyed is a large herding dog with a thick white double layered coat. It takes its name from the Samoyedic people of Siberia. These fluffy white dogs help with herding. They are a spitz breed meaning they are part of the group of dogs closely related to wolves.
The Samoyeds have different personalities and indeed different traits with a smiling face. It is advisable when getting a Samoyed puppy to get a dog training not just for the dog but also for the dog owner. They are very excitable dogs and bark a lot. They are also very predatory dogs and could be destructive around the house.
Samoyeds (AKA Sammies) are pack animals in nature and so don’t do well by themselves. When left alone, Sammies are known to wreak havoc on their homes out of boredom and aggravation. They are known for being gentle and are great for children, making them an excellent family pet!
This breed is a stink free pooch. You don’t need to bathe Sammies as much as you would other dogs, but frequent brushings are a must to keep their fur from matting. They have high grooming needs and live up to 12 to 14 years of age.