Samoyed
Samoyed
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 21 to 23.5 inches at the withers, Females – 19 to 21 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 55 to 75 pounds, Females – 40 to 55 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Biscuit, cream, white, or white and biscuit
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Herding, Sledding, Carting, Pack Hiking

An ancient Siberian sledge dog bred to herd and guard reindeer, the Samoyed is characterized by his hefty, weather-resistant coat and signature smiling black lips. This working breed thrives on having a job to do. A perfect companion for families with children, he is kind, gentle and devoted. The highly intelligent, active Samoyed needs daily exercise and will retain his puppy-like playfulness throughout his lifetime.

Did you know?

A team of Samoyeds accompanied Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen on his quest to discover the South Pole in 1911.The Samoyed’s gene pool contains no wolf or fox blood, distinguishing this dog as a primitive breed.

Training the Samoyed

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.