Affectionately known as the Smiling Sled Dog, the Samoyed is a breed designed to work in the freezing cold arctic conditions. Not surprisingly they are build to withstand such cold temperatures and to do it with a smile! Their coat is thick and weather resistant and their wide padded feet act like snowshoes for this hardy dog. Even better their feet have so much hair between their toes that they can't get snowballs stuck in which could stop them working. The Samoyed has a happy face with wide pricked ears and a curled tail, it's no surprise they are said to be smiling!
The Samoyed is very energetic and requires enough food to fuel their active lifestyle.
The beautiful white coat of the Samoyed will need a fair amount of upkeep to look it's best. Brushing them daily is a must with a more thorough run over weekly. If your Sami decides to play in the mud, don't worry! Let it dry and it should fall from the hair as you comb it out. The thick coat of the Samoyed will have a full shed once a year generally, but in warmer climate like Australia this could occur twice a year. While the dog is shedding you will find their hair absolutely everywhere, when you think it's over there will be even more, the best thing to do is persist with their grooming routine and be grateful it only happens once or twice a year!
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