The hypoallergenic Samoyed are a big fluffy dog breed that have a white and straight double coat. These non-shedding dogs belong to the Spitz group and have a wolf-like face and a curly tail. They were bred to hunt, herd reindeer, pull sledges as well as watch over homes and properties.
Samoyed are adapted to living in very cold regions, having their origins among the Samoyedic people of Russian Siberia. It is recommended that you don’t leave your Samoyed dogs alone for extended periods. This is because the non-shedding breed loves human companionship and enjoys cuddling with its human companions. They are energetic dogs that need daily exercise.
Samoyed dogs can get destructive if left alone for too long. But the hypoallergenic Samoyed are very intelligent too and easily learn new commands. This is one of the reasons that they are great sledge dogs. Samoyed are easy to keep. However, their low-shedding coat needs regular grooming (bathing and brushing) but you shouldn’t shave their coat.
Like most dogs who have a double-coat, a Samoyed will shed (blow) its soft undercoat twice per year. This enables the dog to grow a new coat and to adapt to the changing weather conditions. Their double coat requires thorough drying after bathing.
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Shaving a Samoyed’s coat should be avoided since the dog needs its protective coat to maintain their body temperature. In addition, their straight coat doesn’t develop mats, hence there is no need to clip it.
Samoyed are one of the large dog breeds that weigh up to 30 kg and stand at over 50 cm at the shoulders. But these energetic dogs are good at conserving energy and don’t require a lot of food. Here are ten facts about the Samoyed dog breed.
- Samoyed are an ancient dog breed – they are one of the 14 oldest dog breeds in the world. Other ancient dog breeds include the shedding Shiba Inu and Akita Inu.
- A Samoyed needs daily exercise. These dogs are energetic and have a lot of stamina, hence their ability to pull sledges. A great way to ensure the dogs get enough exercise is to make them your walking/ running companions.
- They only come in white, cream or biscuit coat colors. There are no purebred black Samoyed dogs. However, one can go for any of the many mixes, such as Samoyed Poodle mix puppies, which are available in multiple coat colors. The white coat naturally helps a purebred Samoyed blend in to the icy regions where they thrive.
- Samoyed dogs are intelligent and need to be kept busy otherwise they start being creative. You shouldn’t be surprised to find freshly dug holes in your backyard if you leave your Samoyed alone for toot long!
- Samoyed are hypoallergenic. This means they are likely to be tolerated by people who have pet allergies. But the dog breed still sheds – and there is no 100% hypoallergenic dog.
- Samoyed love human companionship and are great with children as well as other pets. The big fluffy dogs also love to snuggle in bed
- The non-allergenic Samoyed have been thriving in Europe since the beginning of the nineteenth century. The first Samoyeds arrived in Britain as gifts from the Czars of Russia
- Samoyed have a relatively long life span of 12 to 13 years. Big dogs normally have a shorter life expectancy than small dog breeds.
- These dogs are friendly and playful. As a herding breed, the Samoyed is alert but rarely barks. But they can be stubborn.
- A Samoyed’s coat is easy to clean. The white coat can pick up a lot of dirt but owners of Samoyeds are usually surprised at how easily the dirt comes off.
The big and sturdy Samoyed are hypoallergenic dogs. They are happy dogs who seem to be always smiling. This is because their mouths have upturned corners that prevent drooling that would be uncomfortable in icy weather.
However, it is recommended that people who have pet allergies spend some time with any non-shedding dog breed before they acquire it. This is to be sure that they will not have allergic reactions, since no dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic.