Do Samoyeds Shed?

If you are thinking about adopting a Samoyed, you most likely have a lot of questions about this breed. One of the questions you might have is whether Samoyeds shed or not. Unfortunately, the answer is yes.  Samoyeds are considered to be “heavy shedders” who blow their coat twice a year.

Samoyeds Are Heavy Shedders

Samoyeds truly earn the “heavy shedders” title because they have two more excess shedding periods two times a year (in the spring and autumn).  They shed somewhat all year round. To make things even worse, Samoyeds are mostly white or biscuit colored, and light hairs like that are very visible should they decide to land on your dark coat or couch.

Shedding Can Be Controlled

I hope the fact that Samoyeds are heavy shedders has not put you off the idea of adopting a Samoyed puppy. After all, shedding is totally normal for dogs and all dogs do it. While there are a few breeds like Yorkshire Terrier and Dachshund who do not shed that much, there are no breeds that don’t shed at all, and despite how little some dogs shed, all dogs need grooming.

A sparkling white coat is typical for Samoyed dogs.

A sparkling white coat is typical for Samoyed dogs.

Grooming is a good way to deal with a heavy shedder. It’s recommended to brush your dog at least once or twice a week, however, during the excess shedding periods, you should do it more often.

In Conclusion

While Samoyeds might shed quite a lot, it’s nothing that couldn’t be handled with regular brushing, and as Samoyed dogs are one of the most social and friendly dogs, it would be a good choice to adopt one.

Although, if you or anyone else in your family might be allergic to dog hair or dander, it would probably be better for you to adopt a dog who doesn’t shed as much as Samoyeds do.


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