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Breed Standards for the Samoyed



General Appearance:

Slightly longer than it is tall, it is nonetheless compact.  It has a strong, muscular body that is able to combine power, speed, agility, and endurance. 




Lips slightly curved up at corners of mouth; skull wedge shaped, broad; ears erect, triangular with slightly rounded tips, well covered inside with hair




Profusely covered with hair and carried over the back or side when alert




White, white and biscuit, cream, or all biscuit




Its double coat is heavy and weather resistant.  The        undercoat is soft and thick, whereas the outer coat is strait and harsh standing strait out from the body, and glistening with a silver sheen.




Weight:  Male 45 – 65 lb; Female 35 – 50 lb

Height:   Male 21- 23.5”; Female 19 – 21”




Gentle and playful, the Samoyed makes a good companion for a child or person of any age. 

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