The Samoyed breed is usually crossbred with many other dog breeds like huskies, retrievers, German Shepherds, etc. Samoyeds are crossbred to get certain characters from both breeds. Some examples of popular Samoyed mixes are the Golden Samoyed (Samoyed and golden retriever mix), Samusky (Samoyed and Siberian Husky), Sammypoo (Samoyed and Poodle mix).
The answer to this question is very subjective. Dogs are usually cross-bred for certain characteristics like to get a unique look, to change temperament, fur type, to avoid congenital issues, etc. It is difficult to judge the best Samoyed mixes since it depends on which characters you want to consider. The best Samoyed for someone who dislikes the Samoyed’s shedding will most likely be the Sammypoo. So, claiming that one Samoyed mix is better than another is not right. We will list down a few most popular mixes of Samoyeds with their characteristics down below.
List of Samoyed breed mixes
The most common Samoyed mixed breed is the Samusky, a mix between the Samoyed and the Siberian husky. These breeds are commonly mixed together since they both originated from the same cold area of Siberia. They were crossbred in North America in the 1990s. These dogs are found to be very loyal and are perfect for people with large open areas around their houses. These dogs grow to 20 to 24 inches in height and weigh around 45 to 60 pounds. The average lifespan is 12-15 years. Their coats tend to differ in colors. They may vary from white to gray, cream, sable, or may even be agouti. Agouti is a type of fur pattern where the hair alternates between light and dark colors.
These dogs get bored very easily and need constant stimulation both mentally and physically. However, they are good sociable breeds and good family dogs. They are very inquisitive but are prey driven and will hunt for things in your backyard.
The Golden Sammy is another common mixed Samoyed breed. As you may guess, these dogs are a mix of the Samoyed and the Golden Retriever. They usually take on the face of the golden retriever and the Samoyed’s thick coat. The fur color varies from white to yellow to golden brown. Their eye color varies from the warmer shade of brown and to olive color. These dogs are very friendly and have a good temperament. They can be stubborn but a good trait is that they do not bark as much as the Samoyed. However, they are also very active and need constant stimulation. They can become quite destructive if they are bored so you must make sure that they are always occupied.
The Golden Sammy also needs quite a lot of exercise, at least forty minutes a day. These dogs are also a great choice for people with kids and are very family-friendly dogs. They can grow up to a height of twenty-one to twenty-four inches and weigh around fifty to seventy-five pounds. Check out our post on Golden Sammy here.
Another common Samoyed mix breed is the Sammypoo. This breed is a mix of the Samoyed and the Poodle. They grow up to a height of twenty inches and weigh an average of fifty-five pounds when they are adults. Their fur is usually medium coat but tends to be dense and curly. The biggest advantage of this breed is that these dogs do not shed as much as the Samoyed. They are also easier to train since they are not as stubborn as the Samoyed and have a good temperament.
Their eye color tends to vary quite a lot. Some Samypoos have hazel or brown eyes while some may even have blue eyes.
These dogs are also very active and need quite a lot of exercise. This is what they took from the Samoyed. Usually, ninety minutes of exercise a day is required to keep the Sammypoo healthy. However, this does not only pertain to walking. These exercises include walking, running, swimming, playing, etc. If you have an active lifestyle, the Sammypoo would be a good partner for your sports activities.
The Cutest Samoyed Mix
Samoyeds are very adorable dogs. They have a brilliant smile which has earned them the name ‘Smiling Sammy’. When cross-bred with other dogs, the Samoyeds show very aesthetically pleasing traits. Some of the cutest Samoyed cross-breeds are as follows:
- Samoyed and Pomeranian mix
The Pomsky is a very popular mixture of a Husky and a Pomeranian. However, many people do not know of the cross-breed between a Pomeranian and a Samoyed. This combination was first bred in the United States. The cross-breed get most physical traits from the Pomeranian side. Though the Samoyed can be considered a medium to large-sized dog, this cross-breed is quite small. Since both parents have thick fur, the Samoyed-Pomeranian breed also has a thick coat of fur. The color of the fur may vary. They are usually white but may turn out to be brown. The Samoyed mix puppies with the Pomeranian are very adorable. These dogs tend to have a few genetic complications but nothing that proper nutrition and care will not fix.
- Samoyed and Chow Chow mix
The Chow Chow and Samoyed are both Nordic breeds. Their crossbreed does very well in surviving the cold weather. These dog breeds are both adorable and their mixed breed looks even cuter.
Since both breeds have a double layer fur, Samoyed and Chow Chow crossbreed inherited the same fur type. A mix of Samoyed and Chow Chow has very thick, straight fur which needs quite a lot of grooming. Since the Samoyed is usually white and the Chow Chow is usually brown, a mix of the two will turn out to be somewhere in between. The same goes for their size and weight, but odds are they will not grow as large as the Samoyed. They may be more prone to certain health issues as well.
- Samoyed and German Shepherd mix
This is a very uncommon breed mix. However, that does not stop this crossbreed from being extremely cute. The size of the Samoyed and German Shepherd mix is inherited from both parents, and they are quite large. The color of the fur is a mix of white with the streaks of the typical German Shepherd fur color. Their body shape resembles more of the Shepherd side than the Samoyed but the fur density takes after the Samoyed. Many will say that this mix closely resembles a wolf.
To name the best Samoyed breed is not possible since it depends on your preferences and criteria. Whether you want a Samoyed mix that is small, or maybe one with a curly coat, it is up to you to choose your own best Samoyed mix.
Sometimes, purebred dogs may have certain issues since there is a high risk of inbreeding. So, crossbreeding your dog could prevent many congenital issues. Mixing the Samoyed with another Siberian dog is a good option since both originate from the same area and odds are they will be able to adapt well. Nonetheless, these dogs are already great on their own, and sometimes mixing them only makes them better.
What is a Samoyed dog mixed with?
Samoyed dog breeds are mixed with many other breeds of dogs. This usually depends on the breeders or the owners of the Samoyed. As mentioned above, the Samoyed is usually bred with Nordic breeds. These include dogs like the Alaskan Malamute, the Chow Chow, Pomeranians, Shiba Inu, etc. Some people have the Samoyed cross-breed with an Akita which is also a high altitude dog breed. Another good Samoyed mix breed is a Samoyed and a Japanese or Finnish Spitz. It is a good option for those who want the personality of a Samoyed with the size of a Spitz without the added complications in between. The Swiss Shepherd, the Anatolian Shepherd, the Border Collie are some other breeds of dogs that have been crossbred with Samoyeds.
Can Samoyed mix puppies have health issues?
While there are a lot of people who claim that crossbreeding your dog is a very good choice, it is not always the case. While inbreeding causes very severe consequences, crossbreeding may sometimes cause issues as well. For example, a great disadvantage for crossbreeding is the size of the Samoyed mix puppies. If the male is a Samoyed and the female is a much smaller dog, the size of the crossbred puppies could make delivery difficult and maybe even lead to an emergency C-section. Genetic issues could also occur while crossbreeding your Samoyed so always ask your breeder as many questions as possible. While this is not very common, but there is still a chance of a crossbred puppy having health issues especially when breeding with non-Nordic dogs.