Samoyed Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Samoyed is that they are devoted, easy going, playful, and friendly. They tend to favor one person, but at the same time they love everyone.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great for family and for children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 35 to 65 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog is hip dysplasia, diabetes, skin allergies and PRA. PRA is mainly in male dogs.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with lots of love and patience. Shedding is extremely heavy, brush daily.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not for the apartment or condo dweller. Not for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog loves to chew on things!

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost of this breed of dog is around $1,200 to $1,500 each. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to excessive barking.

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