Size and Coat:
The recommended size for a male Samoyed is 21″ to 23-1/2″ at the tip of the shoulder blade (withers), and for a female 19″ to 21″. A male in this height range weighs from 45 to 65 pounds and a female from 35 to 50 pounds.
His magnificent white, cream, or biscuit coat has two layers: a dense, woolly undercoat which is typically shed out once a year, and a silver-tipped thicker outercoat of long, straight guard hairs. Grooming this lovely coat can be a pleasure or a chore for both dog and human.
Fun Facts About The Samoyed Breed:
Beware of Fraud:
There is only one Samoyed breed, only one kind with a true, working-dog build. The tiny specimens of dog sometimes sold to the unwary as toy or miniature Samoyeds (American Eskimo) or Spitz dogs are not to be compared with the noble animal for whom they may be mistaken. The Samoyed is not closely related to any other breed. He stands alone. He always breeds true, always shows his characteristic traits of build and of brains. Samoyeds are relatively untouched by human breeding practices and are the easiest to duplicate.