The Samoyed is a friendly, personable dog. These are intelligent dogs, with a touch of independence. Bred to live in a tent in very close quarters with their families, they thrive on human company. Samoyeds will alarm bark and, if left alone for long periods of time, will often develop into nuisance barkers.
The Samoyed, which has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years, occasionally is troubled with progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and diabetes. The minor health issues affecting the breed include hypothyroidism, gastric torsion, and cataract, while a major health concern is canine hip dysplasia (CHD).
Lively, sociable, alert, friendly, stubborn and playful
At least two hours a day
They are a spitz-type dog which takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia.
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