So you’re looking to adopt an Samoyed, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Samoyeds, the smiling sledge dogs, were bred for hard work in the world’s coldest locales. In the Siberian town of Oymyakon, for instance, temperatures of minus-60 degrees are common. The Sammy’s famous white coat is thick enough to protect against such brutal conditions.Powerful, agile, tireless, impervious to cold—Sammies are drop-dead gorgeous but highly functional. Even their most delightful feature, a perpetual smile, has a practical function: The mouth’s upturned corners keep Sammies from drooling, preventing icicles from forming on the face.A Sammy sentenced to solitary confinement in the yard is a miserable—and destructive—creature. These are smart, social, mischievous dogs who demand love and attention. Sammies need a very firm but loving hand in training. As pack animals, they must learn early who the alpha dog is—and the alpha dog must be you. The Samoyed is a substantial but graceful dog standing anywhere from 19 to a bit over 23 inches at the shoulder. Powerful, tireless, with a thick all-white coat impervious to cold—Sammies are perfectly beautiful but highly functional. Even their most delightful feature, a perpetual smile, has a practical function: The upturned corners of the mouth keep Sammies from drooling, preventing icicles from forming on the face.”
An Samoyed typically ranges from 48.26cm to 59.69cm in height, and weighs from 15.875732950000002kg to 29.48350405kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Samoyed breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Samoyed insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.