Before choosing a Samoyed puppy, be sure to weigh the pros and cons again.
Ask yourself important questions and get honest answers.
The rules for choosing a Samoyed puppy are largely the same as for choosing a puppy for any other breed.
However, there are features that are characteristic of the Samoyeds.
Before buying a Samoyed, it is worth assessing your financial capabilities. Most likely, you will have to use the services of a groomer, purchase quality hair care products. And you can’t save on feed.
If you want to play sled sports, pay attention to the exterior of your parents. Massive, short-legged dogs are not suitable for this role. A future athlete must be enduring, strong and lightweight, agile.
If you want to win all possible titles at world exhibitions, study the success of the baby’s ancestors in this field. If the puppy has an international pedigree, then at least his mother has passed the breeding examination and received the approval of the experts for mating, even if she did not participate in exhibitions. However, even all super champion titles of parents do not guarantee your future high point in the ring.
Learn the Samoyed standard, see the pictures. There are different types within the breed, it’s a good idea to learn how to differentiate between them. This will facilitate an informed choice.
Remember that there are disadvantages that can block your pet from entering the ring:
- Aggressiveness or timidity.
- Blue or multi-colored eyes. Samoyeds should have brown eyes.
- Undershot or overshot.
- Non-erect ears in an adult dog.
- Any color other than white.
Have the parents been tested for genetic diseases (dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy)? If so, ask for a certificate.
What were the criteria for choosing a pair for mating? You should be told not only about the titles of the parents but also about the merits and demerits of their blood, about how the couple will improve the breed.
The 2-month-old Samoyed is a cute stuffed animal, and of course, you will want to cuddle all the puppies. Look not only at appearance but also at temperament.
A good breeder will tell you which baby is right for you. If you are active, it is best to take a closer look at a curious, agile puppy. If you are judicious and calm, a persevering and balanced pet may be more suitable for you.
The hind and front feet should be parallel, not crooked or pointing in different directions. There should be no dewclaws. The kid should move freely, without limping. The ears of a two-month-old Samoyed may still lie down – this is normal.
In principle, a Samoyed is suitable even for a beginner – provided that he is ready to devote some time to classes with an instructor in order to teach the Samoyed energy in the right direction. However, the best option for this breed is an active lifestyle person.