How to choose a Samoyed puppy - specialist recommendations
Before choosing a Samoyed puppy, be sure to weigh the pros and cons once again.
In the photo: an adult Samoyed dog and a puppy
Ask yourself important questions and get sincere answers to them.
The rules for choosing a Samoyed puppy largely coincide with the rules for choosing a puppy of any other breed.
However, there are features that are specific to Samoyeds.
Before buying a Samoyed, it is worth evaluating your financial capabilities. Most likely, you will have to use the services of a groomer, to purchase high-quality hair care products. And you can’t save on feed.
If you want to go in for sports, pay attention to the exterior of your parents. Massive, short-legged dogs are not suitable for this role. The future athlete must be sturdy, strong and light, maneuverable.
If you want to win all possible titles at world exhibitions, study the successes of the baby's ancestors in this field. If the puppy has an international pedigree, it means that at least his mother passed the pedigree examination and received the approval of the mating experts, even if she did not participate in exhibitions. However, even all super-champion titles of parents do not guarantee your future finest hour in the ring.
If possible, choose a puppy with an FCI pedigree for any purpose. This guarantees a purebred origin. FCI sets strict breeding standards and adheres to them strictly.
Learn the standard of Samoyed, see photos. There are different types within the breed; it's nice to learn how to distinguish between them. This will facilitate informed choice.
Remember that there are disadvantages that can block your pet's road to the ring:
- Aggressive or shy.
- Blue or multi-colored eyes. Samoyeds should have brown eyes.
- Snack or overshot mouth.
- Not standing ears in an adult dog.
- Any color other than white.
Have parents been tested for genetic diseases (dysplasia, progressive atrophy of the retina)? If so, ask for a certificate.
What were the criteria for pairing for mating? You should be told not only about the titles of the parents, but also about the advantages and disadvantages of their blood, about how the couple will improve the breed.
Two-month-old Samoyed is a cute plush creature, and, of course, you will want to cuddle all the puppies. Look not only at the appearance, but also at the character.
A good breeder will tell you which baby is right for you. If you are active, it is better to look at a curious, moving puppy. If you are prudent and calm, perhaps a more assiduous and balanced pet.
The hind and front legs should be parallel, not crooked and not looking in different directions. There should be no dewclaws. The baby should move freely, without limp. The ears of a two-month-old Samoyed may still lie - this is normal.
In principle, the Samoyed is suitable even for a beginner - provided that he is ready to devote some time to classes with the instructor in order to learn how to direct the energy of the Samoyed in the right direction.However, the best host for this breed is a person leading an active lifestyle.