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Samoyed (Standing, White)
Standing, White

Breed Information


2022: #53

2021: #55

2020: #56

2019: #58

2018: #59

2017: #57

2016: #65

2015: #61

Name Samoyed
Other names Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy
Origin Russia
Breed Group

Working (AKC:1906)

Northern Breeds (UKC)

Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 12-14 years









Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm)

Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm)


Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg)

Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg)





White & Biscuit

Litter Size 4-6 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $1500 - $3000 USD

Samoyeds are generally considered one of the more expensive dog breeds you can buy. These puppy costs are very hard to be priced and have a high fluctuation. Usually, the average price of a Samoyed puppy from a reputable breeder is between $1,500 and $3,000, while a top-quality Samoyed puppy can cost as high as $6,000. Their price depends upon the pup’s age, sex, quality, pedigree, and breeder’s location.

Breed Characteristics


4 stars

Apartment Friendly

3 stars

The Samoyed will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is very active indoors and a small yard is sufficient. Its heavy coat makes this dogs unsuited to life in very hot climates.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

5 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

4 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

Needs a reasonable amount of exercise, including a daily walk or jog. Take it easy during warm weather because the woolly undercoat inhibits loss of the heat built up during exercise.


4 stars

High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.

Health Issues

3 stars

Hypoallergenic: Yes


4 stars

Ranking: #33 Full Ranking List


4 stars

Shedding Level

4 stars

Constant and Seasonal Shedding: Brush the Samoyed’s coat at least once a week to prevent or remove mats and tangles and remove dead hairs that will otherwise wind up on your floor, furniture, and clothing. Expect to brush it daily during seasonal shedding periods. You’ll need a slicker brush, pin brush and metal Greyhound comb. Bathe the Sammie about every three months.

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


3 stars

Moderately Easy Training: Training can be a challenge and needs to start early. Variety in the drills is key, as Samoyeds can get bored if asked to do the same task over and over and refuse to do anything. Screaming, shouting or hitting will not get the dog's respect, in fact it will produce the opposite effect. The dog will need to see you as both an authority figure and a friend. It must be trained to come to you when very young.

Watchdog Ability

4 stars

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Samoyed Puppy (Puppies, White)
Puppies, White

Samoyed Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Charlie Molly
02 Jack Bella
03 Rocky Ruby
04 Teddy Penny
05 Lucky Lola
06 Duke Molly
07 Cody Luna
08 Sam Dixie
09 Oscar Zoey
10 Gizmo Maddie
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Samoyed combines strength, agility, dignity and grace in a general spitz outline. Slightly longer than it is tall, it is nonetheless compact. It has a strong, muscular body that is able to combine power, speed, agility and endurance. It has a quick, agile stride with good reach and drive. Its double coat is heavy and weather resistant. The undercoat is soft and thick, whereas the outer coat is straight and harsh, standing straight out from the body, and glistening with a silver sheen. Its expression is animated, with the characteristic "Samoyed smile" created by the upturned corners of its mouth.

Gentle and playful, the Samoyed makes a good companion for a child or person of any age. It is a closely bonded family dog. It is amiable with strangers, other pets and usually, other dogs. It is calm indoors, but this clever, sometimes mischievous breed needs daily physical and mental exercise. If allowed to become bored, it will dig and bark. It is independent and often stubborn, but it is willing to please and is responsive to its owner's wishes. It may tend to herd children.


This member of the Spitz family takes its name from the Samoyed people, a nomadic tribe whose survival in the harsh Siberian tundra depended on their hardy white dogs. Samoyed dogs were used to hunt, herd reindeer, and haul sledges. Living in close proximity to their owners, the Samoyed dogs were noted for their gentle good nature. Polar explorers discovered this versatile breed and began importing them to England just prior to and during World War I. English aristocracy adopted the friendly white Samoyed with enthusiasm and, in turn, introduced the breed to the United States. It was recognized by the AKC in 1906.

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