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ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR SAMOYED
The Samoyed has a personality and temperament that is friendly and welcoming. They do well with
children and other pets as long as they are socialized properly. The Sammy can be difficult to train,
but is generally well behaved and makes a great choice for first time dog owners.
The Samoyed needs a moderate amount of mental stimulation and vigorous activity in order to
maintain health and happiness. The winter time is their favorite time of year, and you can be sure
your "Sammy" will entertain himself for hours in the snow, especially if he has children to play with.
Without snow, you'll want to walk your Samoyed several times a day and allow him to stretch his
legs and run several times per week, especially as a puppy.
They are excellent companions for people who like the outdoors and are always up for a good hike in
the woods. In addition to hiking, you and your Samoyed might enjoy the following activities:
Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Samoyeds enjoying their favorite activities!
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A hardy and eager worker, the Samoyed is known for black lips that curl slightly at the corners into
the "Samoyed smile." Bright and alert, he likes to stay busy and enjoys participating in agility,
herding, weight pulling, sledding, pack hiking, conformation shows and more! His heavy, weather
resistant coat is suitable for very cold climates and should be pure white, white and biscuit, cream or
A Look Back
An ancient working breed, the Samoyed is very close to the primitive dog – no mixture of wolf or fox
runs through the breed’s gene pool. He was developed by the Samoyede people of Siberia. They
used the dogs for herding reindeer, hunting and hauling sledges as well as guard work. The breed
was cherished by these people – they even allowed them to sleep in their tents – because they
depended on the dogs for their survival.
Right Breed for You?
Intelligent, gentle and loyal, Samoyeds enjoy being with their families. Due to their working heritage,
they may chase things, run and bark, so it’s best to channel that energy into some kind of job or
activity. Otherwise, these independent thinkers may invent ways to keep themselves entertained. At
the very least, daily exercise is necessary. The Samoyed coat can also mat and needs to be
brushed weekly, more often during shedding season.
Did You Know?
- Of all modern breeds, the Samoyed is most nearly akin to the primitive dog - no admixture of
wolf or fox runs in the Samoyed strain.
- The Arctic suns and snows have bleached the harsh stand-off coat and tipped the hairs with
an icy sheen.
- Named for the Samoyed people, primitives of the family of Sayantsi, described as a race in
the "transition stages between the Mongol pure and the Finn." The Samoyeds comprised a
nomadic tribe that traveled from Iran to the vast stretches of tundra reaching from the White
Sea to the Yenisei River.
- The Samoyed has been used for generations as a constant companion dog and guard for
- Queen Alexandra was an ardent Samoyed fancier, and descendants of her dogs appear in
many English and American kennels today.
- Samoyeds accompanied Roald Amundsen in his successful landmark reach of the South
Pole in 1911.
Working Group; AKC recognized in 1906.
Ranging in size from 19 to 23½ inches tall at the shoulder.
Reindeer herder; Sled dog; Multi-purpose dog.
© The American Kennel Club, Inc.
The Samoyed Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/samoyed/
History of the Samoyed - www.akc.org/breeds/samoyed/history.cfm
National Breed Club - Samoyed Club of America - www.samoyedclubofamerica.org
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|" CHESTER "
CH Sansaska's Treasure Chester UDX
Chester was the first Samoyed in
the country to earn an AKC Obedience
Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) title.
|Chase at the AKC Obedience Invitational
|" RIPLEY "
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|" FROSTY " and " CHESTER "
|" FROSTY "
Bobbie's Frosty Lady CDX TD
|Samoyed and Miniature Schnauzer at play
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Sansaska's Dream Catcher UD NA
|Whaddya mean - it's all gone??
|" CHESTER " and " FROSTY "