• Size Small to Medium
  • Height Toy - 22 to 25 centimetres at the withers; Miniature 30 to 38 centimetres at the withers; Standard, 38 to 48 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 2.5 to 18 kilograms
  • Coat Fluffy, double coat
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour White or white with biscuit cream
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both
The Samoyed, which descended from European spitz-type dogs, was brought to the U.S. by German immigrants. The breed comes in three size varieties: Standard, Miniature and Toy. Nicknamed the “Eskie,” this breed has a heavy white coat that requires weekly brushing. Although intelligent, affectionate and playful, the Samoyed can be skeptical of strangers.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
Did you know?
Highly intelligent, trainable and agile, the Samoyed was a popular circus dog that performed tricks in acts in the late 19th century. A Samoyed named Stouts Pal Pierre was the first dog to walk a tightrope.