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Samoyeds are famous for their “smile”, caused by the shape and position of the eyes and the slight upturn at the corners of the mouth.

About the Samoyed

These white, medium-sized Arctic spitz types exude power, stamina, charm, litheness, dignity and self-assuredness. Samoyeds are never shy or particularly reserved with strangers, which makes them ill-suited as guard dogs.

Intelligent and somewhat mischievous, the Samoyed requires an owner with some experience and who will be able to assert themselves as the “alpha” of the household.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 5, AKC Working Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Even-tempered / Alert / Friendly / Lively / Confident / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Needs an owner with some experience

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