The beautiful looking Samoyed has a lustrous immaculately white coat and its body is that of a legitimate work dog. Besides its dignified and attractive white as snow coat, this dog is also agile and strong; so don't be fooled by its fluffy look, it is as a matter a fact a very strong and robust dog. This dog has a very compact body therefore it should not have a very long back; it should rather be strong and muscular, with a long chest and a large thorax. Its neck should be strong and straight, the extremities should be a moderate length and it should have the right angle on its hindquarters. Samoyeds are dogs that have a lot of body substance and their bones are heavier than one would think for a medium sized dog. The ideal size for a male is around fifty-seven centimeters and for the females around fifty-three centimeters. However this dog is not too massive and this does not interfere with its ability to run and its agility, this dog should not look or be too heavy, but it should not look skinny or thin either. The outer coat should stick upwards and the under coat should cover all of its body and be soft and should feel light tight wool. An abundant coat is searched for in this breed, but the quality of it is more important and it should be impermeable. Its beautiful looking head and its classical smile are of primordial importance in this breed. The ears of this dog should be erect, relatively small, fine, and triangular and slightly rounded on the tips. The eyes should be dark and have an intelligent and alert expression and should be slightly oblique and almond shaped. During some periods of the years the color of the coat might change a little. The tail should be moderately long and should have an abundant amount of hair on it and should be curved over its back or to the side. The color of this dog should be white, biscuit white, or crème.

Ideal owner:
Despite its big fluffy white coat, the Samoyed is actually a dog that prefers being inside the house with its family; it absolutely loves people. This dog is normally easily entertained but it can become fixed on its ideas and be somewhat stubborn, which is why it needs an affectionate but firm owner. This dog sheds around three times a year, however this mostly depends on the weather. Barking it not a problem in this breed if it is well trained, but undoubtedly this dog is very vocal. If you work all day and need to leave your Samoyed alone, well, don't; spare your poor dog from this agony. These dogs need a lot of attention and can become destructive if they are ignored. They have very sweet characters and are absolutely devoted to their owners which is what makes them all that better as dogs.

Samoyeds are very natural and resistant dogs and they have very few growth problems. Puppy Samoyeds grow very quickly and are very curious about everything. The ears usually stick upwards when the puppy is six weeks old, however they might flop down during teething. The weight of an eight-week-old Samoyed varies from four and a half kilograms to six and a half kilograms. If you are looking into becoming the owner of one of these adorable dogs make sure to pick one out that has an extroverted and kind personality; its body should be square and its feet should be firmly on the ground, and check that its toes are straight. The coat should feel thick and woolly, it's eyes should be dark, the head wide, and its nose short. Check also for the pigmentation on the nose, eyelids and the paws, make sure that they are dark. Adolescent Samoyeds are famous for their destructive tendencies and very large appetites. Between six months and one year of age its coat changes and during this time its coat needs a lot of brushing, as well as when it sheds.

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