Samoyed Breed Information and Buying advice


Are You Looking to Buy or Adopt a Samoyed?

Quick Samoyed Facts

Average Size of Adult
Medium (3/5)
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Grooming Requirement
High (3/3)
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Medium (2/3)
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Average Life Span
12-14 years (5/8)
Exercise Requirements
High (3/3)
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High (3/3)
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High (3/3)
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Child friendly
Yes (1/2)
High (3/3)
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Breed Group
Pastoral (3/8)
Yes (1/2)

Why Samoyeds are great

Samoyed dogs are well known for being happy in character, outgoing and not to mention gorgeous looking dogs. Their distinctive snow white coats with dark coloured eyes, mean they will turn heads wherever they go. Some highlights:

  1. They make brilliant family pets, and love spending time with humans

  2. Playful and happy character, they’re also fantastic around children, and can tolerate all ages

  3. Very quick learners and intelligent

Things to consider when looking at Samoyed Puppies for Sale

Like all breeds, there are some downsides to consider when searching for Samoyeds or Samoyed Puppies for Sale. They’re often noted as not being a good choice for a first time owner, so make sure you research sufficiently. Some downsides to the Samoyed:

  1. The Samoyed is high maintenance on grooming, and can shed a lot especially in the spring and autumn

  2. They can be a little stubborn meaning, whilst they learn quick, can required a more expert hand.

  3. Gardens and areas to keep Samoyeds in need to be extra secure

History of Samoyeds

Originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer, the Samoyed dog breed proved a valuable companion for north-western Siberia’s Samoyede people. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night. A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs.


The Samoyed is a very attractive dog, known for their dark eyes and snow white coats.

How big is the Samoyed?

An adult Samoyed shall grow to between 46-56cm at the withers, depending on male or female. We consider the Samoyed a medium sized dog.

How heavy is a Samoyed?

Fully grown Samoyed dogs will be between 23KG and 30KG depending on male or female.

What Colour is the Samoyed?

The Kennel Club accepts the following colours: White and Biscuit, White and Cream.


Do Samoyed s make good guard dogs?

The Samoyed is naturally alert and will let their owners know when something is untoward. They will not usually do this aggressively, so don’t expect the Samoyed to be there chasing intruders. They will usually bark and wait for the owner to intervene.

Do Samoyeds bark a lot?

The Samoyed has a nice sounding bark and may enjoy their voice too much if you do not supress the need. When you get your Samoyed Puppy, ensure they are taught not to bark and to keep the noise down.

Are Samoyeds good with children?

Samoyeds and Samoyed Puppies are fantastic with children of all ages and sizes. They love being in family environment and in everything that goes on in a home.

Are Samoyeds good with other pets?

Samoyeds are very social and will get on with other pets and dogs, however, they have a high ‘prey drive’ which means they cannot suppress their natural instincts to chase small animals. We would recommend not allowing them around small pets unattended, just in case.

Can I leave a Samoyed Alone?

You can happily leave a Samoyed alone if they have enough space to roam around. Try not to leave them for unnecessary amount of time, as they love the family.


How much exercise does a Samoyed need?

The Samoyed is full of energy, and especially when they are puppies. The right amount of exercise is important so that they don’t become bored. We suggest around 2 hours per day of exercise. Putting the Samoyed into the medium/ high exercise requirement band. It is essential that the Samoyed gets access to a garden so they can roam around and entertain themselves. When you have a Samoyed Puppy, you should try not to let them exercise too much as, with any dog, they are still growing.


How much space do I need for a Samoyed?

The Samoyed with its high intelligence, needs the mental stimulation of roaming a garden. The size isn’t too important, but the security is. It is important that there isn’t any easy way out as they are great at escaping.

How much grooming do Samoyeds need?

A fair amount. The dog will require daily brushing to make sure your Samoyed doesn’t shed too much. Your Samoyed will need bathing every 8-10 weeks and staying on top of nails is important. We would class the Samoyed and Samoyed Puppies as high grooming need.

Do Samoyeds shed?

Yes, and a lot. This gets particularly bad in spring in autumn, but this means they will not be very good around those with allergies, and in general, can be tough to clean up after.

Average costs

How much does it cost to keep a Samoyed?

As a rough guide in pricing: Cost to buy: roughly £500-1000  for a well-bred Samoyed puppy Food: £40-50 per month Vet Costs: £ 1000 per year

Specific Buying Guide

You can read our general buying guide here (/advice-on-buying-a-puppy/), with the most important thing being going to view your Samoyed Puppy, seeing it with its mother, and checking the quality of the breeder. More specifically, here is some Samoyed  puppy buying advice:

  1. Please be aware how much grooming is required for your Samoyed. Talk to the breeder about their parents and how they stay on top of grooming for some good tips

  2. Be very vigilant about scams. The Samoyed Puppy is a very popular breed, do you should always see the puppies, and ideally the parents before any money gets exchanged.

Other reading and Organisations

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