August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Samoyed Dog & Puppy Breed Information
Extremely hardy, well suited for a nomadic life herding reindeer and pulling sleds. A primitive breed with an almost human understanding of his family. Outgoing and non-aggressive, his characteristic smile and sparkling eyes invite friendship. At 55 pounds, he is an oversized (and vocal) teddy bear.


Samoyed  Puppy & Breed Information


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The Samoyed evolved from Mongolia to Finland to the vast Arctic tundra.  Samoyeds are a multi-talented canine companion bred true for centuries and one which has proven climate-adaptable from Antarctica to Australia.  The Sammy’s beauty and joyful spirit, his famous “Sammy smile” set off by dark nose, lips and eyes insure an equally long and happy future. 


Samoyed Coat, Color, Care: The dense, wooly undercoat is topped off with a long, straight, harsh, weatherproof white or biscuit colored top coat.  Clipping is ill-advised so many owners consider it worthwhile to have him professionally bathed and groomed, especially in early Spring when Sammys become a virtual blizzard of hair.


Samoyed Personality: The breed is alert and intelligently outgoing, friendly but conservative, never shy or aggressive.  Non-territorial, the Samoyed is not a guard dog.  Eager to serve, Sammys get along well with other dogs, love to sing (howl) and always have something to say. 


Exercise Requirements: The Samoyed was developed to watch over herds of reindeer and pull loads over great distances.  He needs regular, daily exercise to stay mentally and physically fit.  Bicycle jogging, summer carts and winter sleds for sheer fun and healthy exercise are popular with owners.  A Samoyed deprived of regular exercise is likely to become frustrated, given to barking, licking, and chewing.


Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and luxating patellas (knees) are common with fast growing breeds (like Samoyeds) but can be modified by diet and proper exercise.  Eye problems (entropion, ectropion, PRA) and other disorders are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.


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Samoyed AKC Standard
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