The Samoyed Dog Breed

I raised and worked with 3 Different Samoyed’s. A great dog breed that is good with children and lots of fun to have around. Samoyed is part of the working dog branch when you see an AKC (American Kennel Club) show. These dogs originally used by Eskimo’s to pull the sleigh are really very friendly and loving. Great dog to have with children, lots of fun. Sammy’s as they are called by owners and breeders. Have a high amount of energy. I must have walked hundreds of miles with the dog in the park, keeping me in shape. He was always pulling. So this would wear out my arm and shoulder. My insight was to put just a 6 foot leash on him and the loop through my belt. Then his pulling would only pull me from the middle, instead of pulling from the top at shoulder level and knocking me off balance.

Sammy’s love to play I have had two at once but I don’t recommend it. They have an interesting coat. They have an overcoat that is the long hairs and then down close to the skin is the downy undercoat it looks a lot like cotton. This undercoat is something you will not be able to comb through. It can be very thick but is always bundled like a cotton ball. They will exit a perfectly warm house on a cold winter day and fluff themselves. After shaking to restoring fluffiness they are perfectly happy to stay outside in all types of weather. If it gets really cold like down to the minus you will see a Sammy curl up and put his nose under the fluffy tail.

The tail probably the most notable part of the dog. They always hold it up and it curls onto their back. This tail has many uses keeping the dogs breath warm on a cold night is just one of them. It is a great emotional indicator. If you see a Sammy hang his tail he is not feeling the love and is feeling bad for some reason.

Sammy’s can range from 80# to 120# not all dogs are fit to lead the pack. Some are by nature a pack animal they will run like mad as long as they are following another dog. Put them out front and they just keep turning around to look at the other dogs. As you can imagine this does not work.

I had one Sammy pull my wife right over a hill, when he saw a rabbit dart for cover. We also rescued a female that walked like a princess and had no intention of pulling anything now or ever. I rear ended my own dog one day. While talking to someone in the park the owner of another dog, did not notice that her dog crossed the road to say hi to mine. She was using one of those leashes that goes out 30 feet, and he took it all.

In my opinion this is the wrong breed for you without the owner committing to exercise this dog. If you think you can cage him up, Not exercise this animal And expect him not to tear the house apart you’re just asking too much. This bread in particular has an abundance of energy!

P.S. A dog’s body temperature is 101 degree’s, combined with that fluffy coat it gives new meaning to a 3 dog night. It would be a really cold night without the 3 dogs in the tent. Good luck with your choice.