The Breed

A veterinarian holding a Samoyed in his arms in his vet's office.

Information About Samoyed Hereditary Glomerulopathy

We always recommend future owners do a little bit of reading about the breed they are interested in. Knowing more about a breed is always better. For example, enjoying spending lots of time on the couch doesn’t mix well with owning a Doberman. The same goes for a dog’s health and what to expect. For example, a Samoyed can be affected by a disease called Samoyed Hereditary Glomerulopathy, but what is that exactly?

A smiling Samoyed standing in a forest.

Why Are Samoyeds Called Smiling Sammies?

Anyone who knows a Samoyed knows they always seem to be happy. They come to you with that cheerful aura wagging their fluffy white tails, and it feels like all your problems disappear. There are many names to refer to the breed, but people usually choose Sammies, Sams, or Smiling Sammies. But why are Samoyeds called Smiling Sammies anyway? Let’s clarify this matter right now!

A Samoyed going on a walk with its owner through the forest.

Are Samoyeds Good For New Pet Owners?

Potential dog owners are drawn to Samoyeds, and it’s easy to see why. They are smart, loyal, friendly, and beautiful. So, are Samoyeds good for new pet owners? Is it still possible for an inexperienced, first-time dog owner to successfully raise a Samoyed?  Samoyed owners and professionals advise against getting one as your first dog. …

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