Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Samoyed

Samoyed
Samoyed
Samoyed
A medium-sized white dog with the "smiling" face, the Samoyed was brought out of Siberia at the end of the last century and the early part of this century to pull sledges on Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. These valiant dogs endured terrible hardships serving man in his quest for the Poles, with only a few returning. The Samoyed was originally used to hunt, herd reindeer, and haul sledges for the Samoyed people in the northwest of Siberia.

The Samoyed tribesmen were peaceful nomads who demonstrated extraordinary love for their beautiful dogs and treated them as members of the family, and so their dogs developed a love and understanding of man.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Samoyeds can live up to 12 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Despite its arctic heritage, the Samoyed has adapted well to warmer climates. It can sleep outside, although it certainly prefers to sleep inside, and needs to spend a significant part of each day being a loved part of the family, at the centre of everything you do. Samoyed fanciers find this zealous participation in the whole of their lives to be the breed's greatest asset. A Samoyed is an active dog, being inquisitive, quick witted, and mischievous.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Excellent if brought up around other animals. If you purchase an adult, please let the breeder know what pets you have at home and check if the dog is suitable to go into that environment.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The breed's magnificent white coat has two layers, a dense, woolly undercoat that is typically shed once a year, and a silver-tipped harsh outer coat of long, straight guard hairs. Grooming this lovely coat can be a pleasure, or a chore, for both dog and owner.

Please take note:
A family with very young children should consider a bitch, whereas a dog is likely to be more suited to the rough and tumble of older children and teenagers.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Samoyed is the dog for you and you are aware that it loves to be at the centre of all you do, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Tiffany Evans Alaskamal VIC Contact
Denise Klaaysen Kalaska VIC Contact
Peter and Rita Primrose Snowdara WA Contact
Joan Webb Snoweb QLD Contact
John Wilders Snerzok VIC Contact
Elle Maitland Kimchatka SA Contact
Janet Dunbar Eskydon SA Contact
Nicole Tindale Modeysa NSW Contact
Janet Ainscow SUNMIST TAS Contact
Linda De Ronchi Kietra WA Contact
Kylene Micke Samooka WA Contact
Judy Hughes Airebis VIC Contact
Rob Schuck Icemist NSW Contact
Kylie Oldfield LITTLEHEROS NSW Contact
Sharon Lowe Severnaya NSW Contact
Alan Paxton kimskova kennels VIC Contact
Sandii Mathers Kchise NSW Contact
Debbie Clark kimskaya TAS Contact
Lynda and Georgia Campbell ASPENBEAUTY QLD Contact
Kristine O'Riley Kalaska VIC Contact
Lesley Eaton Classicana TAS Contact
Joan Webb SNOWWEB QLD Contact
Belinda Ottley Pandeyah VIC Contact
Michelle Hill Samloch VIC Contact
Dawn Winders Snerzok VIC Contact
Susan McKinnon Tazovsky QLD Contact
sarah jones Okelani NSW Contact
Rebecca Bentley Belzbentley VIC Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)