The Sammypoo is a loyal and affectionate combination of the Poodle and the Samoyed. This breed is of medium size, standing 20 inches high and weighing about 55 pounds on average when fully grown. They have medium length fur that may shed a bit due to their Samoyed genes but could also be hypoallergenic like the Poodle. Your Sammypoo loves playing with just about anyone but must be socialized at a young age and should be watched with young children. This breed also may have a habit of chewing on things so you will need to train them well and be consistent.
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Poodle and Samoyed
Height: 19-22 inchesWeight: 55-65 lbs
Height: 17-20 inchesWeight: 45-55 lbs
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Sammypoo Breed History
As a hybrid breed, the Sammypoo has not been around long enough to build a history so you have to look at the histories of the Poodle and the Samoyed. The Poodle is one of the oldest breeds and although many people think they are French, they originally came from Germany. They are a unique and intelligent breed that started out as a hunting dog, bred from the North African Barbet and several different water dogs. Others believe they may be descendants of Asian Herding dogs and German Water dogs. They are thought to date back to the 1st century since there are drawings and statues of dogs that look like Poodles in Egyptian tombs and Roman artifacts from during that time period. Two smaller breeds of Poodle, the miniature and toy, were bred sometime during the 15th century by breeding small Poodles with other small Poodles. Both the Miniature Poodle and Standard Poodle were used as hunting dogs and to search for truffles but the Toy Poodle was typically a lap dog for the wealthy. In the 1800s, the gypsies discovered the Poodle’s talents for learning tricks and started using them as street performers and circus dogs. The American Kennel Club registered the first Poodle in 1887 and they are still the 7th most common breed of dog in the United States. The Samoyed is a gentle and smart Russian breed that was bred from the Spitz for herding, guarding, and pulling sleds. This breed has been around since the primitive dog and worked alongside fishermen and hunters in Siberia. They got their name from the Samoyed Tribe, who used these dogs to help them hunt, fish, and pull their sleds. They are well-known for their herding and sled-pulling abilities and were used in many important expeditions to the Antarctic and Arctic because of their strength, endurance, and ability to withstand the cold. They were accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1906 where they are the 65th most well-liked breed.
Sammypoo Breed Appearance
The Sammypoo can have amber or brown eyes with a brown or black nose on a pointed muzzle. Their curly, medium-lengthed coat is soft and can come in just about any color but is most commonly white, pied, blue, merle, tan, or chocolate. They have furry, triangular shaped ears that hang down and their expression is typically curious and intelligent. They are medium-sized dogs that can be about 45 to 65 pounds while they stand approximately 17 to 22 inches tall. They have a long tail that may be straight or curl around over their back.
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Sammypoo Breed Maintenance
The Sammypoo needs to be brushed thoroughly at least three or four times a week and brushed lightly every day to keep her fur from getting matted. Depending on whether your Sammypoo's coat is more like the Samoyed or the Poodle, you may need to groom them every six to eight weeks. You can take them to a professional or do it yourself with a trimmer and a pair of high quality scissors. Your dog should be bathed every couple of weeks or more often as needed. When bathing, be sure to clean your dog’s ears and clean her teeth to prevent tooth decay. You should also trim her toenails once a month to prevent cracking or splitting.
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Even though your Sammypoo is friendly and lovable, they still need to be supervised around children to prevent accidents. They are not very good guard dogs because they are so laid back but their bark can alert you to strangers or threats. This breed is typically easy to train because they are very smart and eager to please but some may be stubborn about chewing on things. It is important that you stick to the rules and be patient to keep your dog from trying to push the boundaries all of the time. Be sure to socialize your dog properly when she is young and continue to keep her social skills in tune so she gets along with the other dogs at the dog park.
Sammypoo Activity Requirements
The Sammypoo needs at least one hour to 90 minutes of exercise every day to stay healthy and happy. Some of the best activities for this breed include agility courses, obedience training, playing frisbee or fetch, hiking, running, swimming, or any kind of physical and mental play that involves their owners. They need to be stimulated both mentally and physically every day or they can become aggravated or bored, which can lead to behavior problems like aggressiveness and frequent barking. You should also take your dog to play with other dogs at a dog park or doggy day care to keep them properly socialized. Apartment living is not the ideal environment for the Sammypoo. She will thrive in a home with a safely enclosed yard in which she can run and stretch.
My experience has been nothing short of wonderful
everyday is a good day
I have never had to raise my voice to him, only use a stern NIW when it's raining or snowing and I want him in house. He even protects our cat, Jack when outside, warning me he might be up to mischief. He lives everyone except one specific dig and the little ones, who like to attack.
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Question - Other
My husband and I have had many Samoyeds. As we are now in our 70s, we are considering a Sammypoo. We would like a dog between 25-35 pounds. Does the Sammypoo have a miniature 'version' or are there miniature Samoyeds? Thank you!