Are you interested in buying a Samoyed? Then, you've already heard how marvelous they are. We think you should also be told that they do have their shortcomings, and may not make the ideal pet for everyone who is attracted to them. Samoyeds are a gregarious lot and need the company of other dogs or of people at all times. If you work all day, or have room for only one dog . . . don't buy a Samoyed.
While capable of strong affection for his family, the Samoyed is also very friendly with strangers. So, if you want the fierce loyalty of a one-man dog . . . don't buy a Samoyed.
The Samoyed is not a watch dog. If you want a dog with aggressive guard-dog instincts . . . don't buy a Samoyed.
At least once a year Samoyeds shed their coats. If you like fur all over the house and in the very air you breathe, then fine. If, however, you value neatness at all times, then . . . don't buy a Samoyed.
Samoyeds have a natural proclivity for digging holes in backyards. If you take great pride in your landscaping efforts . . . don't buy a Samoyed.
Samoyeds are truly JOYFUL dogs and want to share their joy by vocalizing their achievements and desires with everyone!!!! If barking is a negative in your world, don't buy a Samoyed!
Of all the shortcomings to be found in Samoyeds, the most dangerous to the pet owner is their tremendous desire to RUN. But the very first dash that a puppy makes across the road could be his last run, anywhere. A Samoyed, for his own protection, should be kept confined or under control at all times. If you are one of those people who think it is cruel to kennel a dog, or keep him confined in his own backyard . . . don't buy a Samoyed.
If you have read this far, honestly feel that you qualify on all counts, and are still determined to own a Samoyed, then we take great pleasure in welcoming you to the fold. Join the rest of us in the smug complacency of knowing that we own the most beautiful, the smartest, the most nearly ideal dog in the world . . . the SAMOYED!