The first standard of the Sami huskie / Samoyed was approved in England in 1909. The purpose of breeding was to establish a unified species and work on the best characteristics of the given species.
Medium sized, elegant and white Arctic dog. This dog exhibits strength, stamina, charm, tenderness, virtue and self-confidence. The look of the so-called “Samoyed smile” is due to the combination of the shape of eyes, their placement and a little upward turned corners of the mouth. The gender must be easily identifiable.
The length of body is about 5% more than shoulder height. The depth of the ribcage is a little less than the half of shoulder height. The snout is approximately as long as the skull area.
This dig is friendly, open, lively and joyful. The Samoyed is neither timid nor is it aggressive and it easily socializes. This is a universal dog with well-defined and exhibited hunting and guarding instincts. It is very active. It likes to work. It has great stamina. It is a huskie – a natural stayer.
Its head is large and wedge-shaped
The frontal and side views shows very slight bump. Wide between the ears
Expressive, but not abrupt. Slightly marked furrow between the eyes.
|Well developed, mostly black. During certain times of year the nasal pigmentation goes down, exhibiting “winter” or “snow” nose; however, there should always be a black rim around the nose.|
|Snout||Strong and deep, approximately as long as the maxillary zone, gradually shortening towards the nose, but neither tipped nor blunt and never square. Back of snout is straight.|
|Lips||Tight, black and a little bulky. The corners of the mouth are a little curved, shaping the typical “Samoyed smile”.|
|Jaws/teeth/occlusion||Ideal scissor-shaped occlusion. Strong teeth and strong jaws. Normal teeth.|
|Eyes||Dark brown, deep set, widely placed, slightly slanting, shaped like almonds. Expression is “smiling”, kind, live and intelligent. Eye outline – black.|
|Ears||Up straight, very small, thick, triangular and rounded at the edges. They must be flexible and high planted; due to wide skull, must be placed away from each other.|
Strong and average length, proudly curved.
|Back||Average length, muscular and straight; a little longer in females, than in males.|
|Lumber||Short, developed and very strong|
|Croup||Wide, strong, muscular, slightly inclined|
|Rib cage||Long, wide and deep, extended all the way to the elbows. Ribs are hard.|
The tail is pretty high set. The tail remains thrown on the back or the side, when the dog is excited or running. In normal condition the tail might be relaxed, reaching the ankle joints.
|Shoulder blade||Long, strong and curved|
|Shoulders||Curved and tightly adjoined to the body|
|Elbow||Nestled to the body|
|Carpus||Strong and flexible|
|Front pastern||Slightly curved|
|Paw||Oval shaped with long toes, flexible and directed straight ahead. The toes are arched and not very close-ended. The soles are hard.|
From a rear view they are straight and parallel and with strong muscles.
|Thigh||Average length, pretty wide and muscular|
|Knee joint||Well defined angle of joint|
|Heel||Pretty low set, with well-defined joints|
|Metatarsus||Short, strong, vertical and parallel|
|Paw||Similar to the front paw. The dewclaw must be removed|
Strong, free and tireless, which is visible in extended stride. It has nice front limb reach and strong rear limb push.
This dog has lots of thick, flexible and dense “polar” fur. The Samoyed has double fur coat: short, soft and thick lower fur and long, harder and straight outer coat. The fur should create a collar around the neck and shoulders, rimming the head, especially in male dogs. The fur is short and even on the head and front parts of limbs; on the outer surface of ears it is short, upright in relation to ear’s surface and even. The inner surface of ear must be hairy. The fur makes kind of “trousers” on the rear surface of the thigh. There should be protective fur between the toes. The tail must be very hairy. The fur in females is often short and soft, than in males. The healthy fur should always have shine.
White, cream or off-white (main colour – white with slight tint of biscuit shades). This dog should never have light-brown tint in its colour.
Any deviation from the abovementioned indicators must be considered as a shortcoming, which should be evaluated as per the level of the given deviation.