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Samoyed

The arctic star

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
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Original Name : Samoyedskaya Sabaka

Type : Lupoid

Male size : Ideally, 22½ inches

Female size : Ideally, 21 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Russian Federation

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Friendly, open, alert and lively, Samoyeds have a very faint hunting instinct. They are never shy or aggressive, which makes them ill-suited as guard dogs. These white medium-sized arctic Spitz types exude power, stamina, charm, litheness, dignity and self-assuredness. The sexes are clearly distinguishable.Their famous ‘smile’ is due to the shape and position of the eyes and the slight upturn at the corners of the mouth.

Head+

Powerful and wedge-shaped.

lupoid

Body+

Slightly longer than the height at the withers, high and compact, but lithe.

lupoid

Coat+

Pure white, cream or white and biscuit (the basic color must be white with some biscuit markings).

lupoid

Ears+

Straight, rather small, thick, triangular and slightly rounded at the tips.

lupoid

Tail+

Set fairly high.

lupoid

Hair+

Abundant, thick, supple, dense polar coat, with soft, short, dense undercoat.

lupoid

Samoyeds get their name from the indigenous Samoyedic peoples of northern Russia and Siberia. In the south of the region they were white, black or brown-particolored and were used to guard reindeer; in northern parts, pure white dogs with a mild temperament were used to herd and hunt. Samoyeds followed their owners everywhere, even sleeping in their shelters, as a source of heat. The original standard was published in the U.K. in 1909.

Did you know ?

The British zoologist Ernest Kilburn Scott spent three years with a Samoyed tribe in 1889. On his return he brought with him a brown male puppy named Sabaka, which simply means dog in Russian. He later imported a cream female named Withey Petchora from the western Urals and a snow-white male named Musti from Siberia. Together with other dogs brought home by explorers, these individuals formed the original Samoyed breeding stock in the west.

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