Working Breed

Pumpkin rescued through the Samoyed Club of Central Arizona

The Samoyed is a beautiful dog that will require serious grooming time by the owner.  Samoyeds also shed fine white hair on a regular basis.  They are a good family dog who loves to play and joke.  Good with children and they thrive on being a complete part of the family.  Friendly, maybe to a fault, they will bark to announce a strangers arrival and then welcome them with open paws.  Samoyeds need regular exercise.  They may not do well in hotter climates because of their thick undercoat.  Can be chewers if left unattended for period of time.

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Notes for owners
Long, heavy shedders Major OK for apartments if exercised.  Not good for hot climates.  Can be a one person dog.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

The Samoyed Club of America

SCA Rescue

Samoyed Association of Canada



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.