Samoyed: The Loyal Siberian Breed of Dogs

Samoyed: The Loyal Siberian Breed of Dogs

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The dogs are known to be man’s best friend. Be it a stray or a purebred dog, the animal will forever be loyal to his or her master. Many dogs, throughout history, have managed to save their owners’ lives. Others remained loyal to their masters even after their owners died. It is a difficult task, deciding which dog to bring into your home. There are many breeds to choose from and each has its own characteristics. Once you decide on one, your pet dog will be a much loved addition to your family. If you have plenty of outdoor space at your home, think about the Samoyed breed.

The Samoyed is a breed of dog that originates from Siberia. Its name is derived from that of the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These were nomadic tribes that herded reindeer. They bred the white dogs that helped them tend to the reindeer and pull the sleds. The members of these tribes allowed the dogs to sleep into their tents. They deeply cared for the Samoyed dogs as they were very important for the tribe’s survival.

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In some parts of Europe, the breed is also known as Bjelkier. Samoyed are very close to the primitive dogs. They have pure genes, as their ancestors were not crossbred with wolves or foxes.

A Samoyed can be easily identified by his fluffy, white fur and by the black lips curling in the so called “Samoyed smile.” They are hardy and intelligent dogs. They are very loyal and enjoy nothing more than being part of a family.

Because they were used for sled pulling, the Samoyed need to burn a lot of energy. These dogs must be constantly entertained. Their owners must make sure to engage them in strenuous activities such as hiking, running or even sledding. Daily exercise is mandatory. Moreover, the dogs need to be groomed diligently. Their fur needs brushing weekly, especially during the shedding season.

The Samoyed are loyal, loving and energetic dogs. They are perfect for people who have houses with large outdoor spaces. Would you bring such a dog into your family?

(Source: dogbreedinfo, akc; Images: wikipedia)

Remi Koene
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