Samoyed: Health Issues & Personality
Bred for the arduous work of sled-dog and reindeer herder, the powerful Samoyed is known for its great endurance.  The Samoyed adapts poorly to city life. Its dense coat must be brushed each day.
Average Lifespan Of The Samoyed: 12-15 years.
Average Weight: 44-66lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Extra Lashes
PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membrane)
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Retinal Displacement (Dysplasia):
A type of retinal deformation.
Hemophilia: Hemophilia is a disorder in which blood will not clot properly to aid in the healing of wounds.  A dog with a mild form or hemophilia might never even need treatment, unless excessing bleeding occurs due to trauma or surgery.  Unfortunately, dogs with severe hemophilia often die from uncontrollable bleeding problems.  Once you know your dog is affected, your vet will help you with managing this lifelong disorder.  This will include being vigilant for signs of bleeding, and occasional blood transfusions.
Pulmonic Stenosis
Atrial Septal Defects:
A hole in the muscular wall (septum) that separates the heart chambers.  A rare condition in dogs that can be treated with medication, exercise restrictions, and a low sodium diet.  Very serious cases may require surgery.
Diabetes Mellitus: A disorder in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels, treatable with insulin injections.
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 4/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 4/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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