Golden Sammy

50-75 lbs
United States
Golden Retriever

 The Golden Sammy is a hybrid mix between the Samoyed and the Golden Retriever. This beautiful mix is one of the sweetest, most even-tempered dogs you will ever meet. Combining not only the temperament, but also the looks, of these two working dogs presents you with the Golden Sammy; a large dog breed that maintains the size and face of the Golden Retriever with the coat of the Samoyed. This breed is athletic, loyal, gentle, energetic, playful, and eager to please. Training is not difficult at all and if you are a first time dog owner, you will not only have an easy time but also an enjoyable time raising this dog. Neither the Golden Retriever or the Samoyed are obnoxious barkers and will only bark when necessary. This makes the Golden Sammy a perfect pet for smaller homes and environments that may have neighbors nearby. Keep in mind that these dogs have very thick fur and can overheat easily, so colder environments are going to be the best for them. Overall, regardless of owner experience or family type, the Golden Sammy is a great family dog that does well with children and other pets and will make a wonderful addition to any home. 

Companion and Working Animal
Date of Origin
Golden Retriever and Samoyed

Golden Sammy Health

Average Size
Male Golden Sammy size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 50-75 lbs
Female Golden Sammy size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 50-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Diabetes
  • Hemophilia
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Histiocytosis
  • Entropion
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Deafness
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Elbow
  • Blood Test
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Dna Test For Vwd
  • Heart
  • Thyroid Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Golden Sammy Breed History

The Golden Sammy is a relatively new hybrid breed that hasn’t had a lot of time to develop his own origin story. We don’t know where the breed began or in what year it was created, however, we do know all of this information about his parent breeds; the Golden Retriever and the Samoyed. Such information is important because it gives us some kind of idea for the breeds purpose and how it has developed over the years. The Samoyed, also known as the Smiling Sammie, was created by the Samoyed people back in ancient times. They are actually one of the 14 dogs that are DNA verified as being an ancient breed! Legend has it, that the Samoyed people and their dogs traveled like Nomads, farther and farther north, until they reached the edge of the world. There, the people hunted reindeer and used the Samoyed to pull their sleds. While these dogs may not have been all the way to the edge of the world, they definitely are excellent at pulling sleds and their thick, beautiful fur is designed to keep them incredible warm. The Samoyed was recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club back in 1906 and has been used for years as a show dog, working animal, and companion. The Golden Retriever is basically America’s sweetheart, being one of American’s most popular dog breeds. This beloved breed was created around the 18th century in Scotland by a man with an unforgettable name; Lord Tweedmouth. This fancy lord of Scotland was very interested in creating the perfect kind of retriever; one with a fine-tuned nose and always extremely attentive to the needs of his owner. These traits have remained throughout the existence of the Golden Retriever, which is why they have remained one of the most popular breeds ever created. The sweet dogs are exceptionally loyal and loving, as well as being a great hunting companion for those who like to exercise the sport. When we combine the Golden Retriever with the Samoyed, we get a large dog with an equally large heart. The Golden Sammy is easy to train and eager to please, making him a great family dog as well as an excellent working animal. If you are searching for a new addition to your family, the Golden Sammy may be the perfect pet to consider. 

Golden Sammy Breed Appearance

The Golden Sammy is a lovely mix between the Golden Retriever and the Samoyed. He is a large dog, with loose folded ears, bright intelligent eyes, and a thick coat of fur that is perfect for keeping him warm in the winter. Because this is a hybrid breed, the Golden Sammy’s appearance can vary greatly, even within the same litter. This being said, the typical appearance for this breed will have a longer fur like the Golden Retriever but with a double layer like the Samoyed; ranging in colors from red, yellow, and white. The body is athletic, yet sturdy, and the face is slightly more square than the Samoyed’s thanks to the Golden Retriever’s side. This breed does shed often, yet does not require too much work to keep maintain. 

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Golden Sammy eyes
brown Golden Sammy eyes
amber Golden Sammy eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Golden Sammy nose
brown Golden Sammy nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Golden Sammy coat
white Golden Sammy coat
red Golden Sammy coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Golden Sammy wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Golden Sammy Breed Maintenance

Although the Golden Sammy does shed quite a lot, he is not very high maintenance when it comes to keeping his fur shiny and clean. You will want to brush your Golden Sammy at least 3 times a week, as he is a very high shedder and will get fur over everything constantly if you do not. Bathing only needs to occur every few months of when your dog gets especially dirty, as this hybrid breed does not have a bad doggy odor. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to clean your dog’s ears often and dry them thoroughly after swimming or a bath. This is necessary due to the fact that the Golden Sammy has folded over ears that can trap extra moisture inside the canal; this then leads to irritation and infections. By drying the ears completely and cleaning them often, you can avoid any infection issues.  Be sure to clip your dog’s nails every few weeks in order to keep the paws healthy and snag free. It will also help decrease any painful scratching if the dog decides to jump up on anyone.

Brushes for Golden Sammy
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Golden Sammy requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Golden Sammy Temperament

Both the Golden Retriever and the Samoyed have very loving and loyal personalities. The Samoyed can be a bit stubborn at times, and because the Golden Retriever is a hunting dog, if he does not have enough mental stimulation he has the tendency to chew. These negative traits can be passed down to the Golden Sammy, however, the good far outweighs the bad. This hybrid breed does not bark often, if wonderful with children of all ages, gets along well with other pets, and is very easy to train. Although he is a large dog, his low energy level and over all willingness to be wherever you are makes him the perfect dog for any size of home. It is important to remember that no matter how good the dog’s genes may be, early socialization and training are key to ensuring proper behavior at all times.

Golden Sammy Activity Requirements

The Golden Sammy has fairly active parent breeds, one that is a hunter and one that was bred to pull sleds. Despite this fact, the Golden Sammy is not overly active himself and doesn’t have a tendency to get overly destructive. Just a couple of 30 to 40-minute play sessions should be plenty to keep your dog happy and healthy. Some activities you can do to wear the Golden Sammy out may be a long walk, jog, bike ride, hike, or training. Training is extremely important because intelligent dogs need to be mentally stimulated as well as physically in order to be truly tired. Spend a good amount of your interactions training and you will have an obedient and tuckered out pooch! Be sure to remember that the Golden Sammy is more of a winter dog, so any of these activities should be limited in the summer months in order to avoid overheating.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Golden Sammy Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Golden Sammy Owner Experiences

8 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Long walks
Long walk
Adopted her 3 months ago from a shelter. She had been found as a stray and was in the shelter for 5 months. She is perfect for us!
2 months, 1 week ago
8 Years
2 People
Eating Snacks
Dog Parks
Open off-leash parks
She has been such a great dog. I adopted her and have had such a great life with her. She does have hypothyroidism but she reacted quickly to the meds and is now an active, healthy dog! She’s the best! She doesn’t care much for playing with other dogs at the dog parks, but probably would have when she was younger. She goes to the dog park to get love from all the people!
2 months, 1 week ago
9 Months
2 People
Good. He's energetic and over excited
4 months, 1 week ago
4 Years
2 People
Playing in the snow
Dog Parks
Catch treats
Go on Vacation
Go to Park
Go to Beach
I adopted Leia from a shelter when she was only 2 months old. Here is Spain Golden Sammies are pretty unknown but I realized that in the USA are plenty of them, something that made me very happy. She is very affectionate, talkative, smart and energetic but stubborn too. Being her human mama is fantastic, she spreads love everywhere she goes and I keep fit thanks to our longs, hikes, walk, beach days or snow weekends in winter. Adopting her was the best option I ever took, golden sammies are a very special breed :)
5 months, 1 week ago
20 Weeks
3 People
The golden samoyed is an amazing dog. However it has ALOT of energy. His Fur is also very high maintenance (he has more of the samoyed Fur then the golden). Over all he is friendly and energetic like a golden, but stubborn and vocal like a samoyed. He enjoys having conversations and expressing any feelings he may have.
7 months ago
7 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Amazing breed! Both parents were registered. Cooper is highly intelligent! He is very stunning!!! We are looking for another golden sammy for him
9 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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