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SAMOYED

SAMOYED

Pattern entered in the FCI register under the number 212

Thanks to their beauty, they have gained a large group of amateurs. Somewhere from the end of the 19th century. this breed entered the English rings. The fact contributed to its popularization, that Edward VII and Queen Victoria owned dogs of this breed. Polar expeditions also contributed to its popularity. Samoyed is an extremely functional dog.

General impression. Strong dog, lively and harmoniously built. Adaptation to cold climate, in which it is used, there is a thick fur that protects it well against frost. Breeders should try to keep their body shape short, but muscular, providing freedom of movement, with a deep chest and well sprung ribs, strong neck, straight front and strong loins. Such a structure enables work in a team.

Head. Powerful, wedge-shaped. The cerebral part is broad and flat. Medium length muzzle, tapering towards the end, not very spicy. Ears not too long, slightly rounded at the ends, set quite wide apart, with hair on the inside. Dark eyes, widely spaced, deeply seated, with a lively and intelligent expression. His eyelids are black; brown are acceptable. Jaws strong with well overlapping teeth. Black lips.

Torso. Medium length ridge, wide and very muscular. Wide and deep chest provides plenty of room for the lungs and heart. Muscular back.

Limbs. Thighs quite long: ankle joint well angulated. The limbs are moderately long, simple, well muscled with good bone. Paws rather flat and long, quite wide; soles protected by hair between the toes.

Tail. Long and stately, carried animatedly on the back, it may fall when at rest.

Body dimensions. Dogs to say the least 52,5 cm i 20—30 kg; bitches at least 4.5,5 cm, mass 17—25 kg.

Scoring:
Overall impression 20
robe 10
head 10
height and weight 10
Chest 10
back 10
ridge 10
paws 5
Limbs 5
tail 5
Together – 100

Robe. The torso is well covered with a thick undercoat, compact, soft and short, from which coarse cover hair pierces, creating a straight and not curly fur.

Ointment. Shiny white or dull white. In addition to the plain color - also spotted, patches should be clear.

Disadvantages. Short limbs, thick thighs, cow posture.

Alaskan malamutes, recognized as American dogs, also come from the north (FCI 243), husky (FCI 270) and a greenland dog (FCI 274). They rarely appear at exhibitions, but they compete with the Eskimo dogs in sleigh races with this, that the malamute is more massive, stronger, while the husky is faster and more lively.