~*EvilBunniiVampire*~: should i get a husky or a samoyed?
i recently went to the humane society to check out which dogs i can save [yay:)] and i saw a husky and samoyed that were so adorable!yes,ive researched them for the past couple months,since april and before.I live in florida with a two story house and walk or jog everyday.the problem is,i cant choose between a 2 year old husky and a 3 month old samoyed [which his bottom half is shaved because of his idiot previous owner to get rid of fleas -_-"].
I met both of them.the husky is like a bob marley dog;hes very gentle and calm.they say he was from puerto rico but they arent completely sure of his past;only that he was found as a stray.the samoyed is half shaved like a said,and is very curious and hyper.
like yur help :)
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Answer by Caroline F
hard choice i think you should pick the older one because everyone wants a young dog
Answer by bugsy
The pup will adapt to your lifestyle more easily. Samoyeds are probably the most easily trained of all the nordic breeds. That said, you will most likely not be able to walk either of these dogs off the lead, as they are both bred to run for long distances without stopping, particularly the Husky, and when they slip the lead, that is what they tend to do. The Husky is a very primitive breed which does not take well to traditional methods of obedience training and can be very hierarchical with other dogs. Unless you're very experienced with dogs, go for the Samoyed. Just be prepared for lengthy daily grooming sessions. These dogs get out of control coats very quickly, but are great personalities.
Answer by pedroia4mvp15
According to your description, I would get the husky. But, if I had no back round, I would get the samoyed. Both beautiful dogs!
My dog is from Puerto Rico too!
Answer by Rachel
I've owned Samoyeds for many years, but before I became involved with them I researched both breeds. Since then I've known people with Siberians. Here's what I know about the similarities and differences between them. Of course this is just generalizations, individuals may vary.
They are both northern breeds with similar traits. They are independent thinkers, as in they may decide they would rather do X when you ask them to do Y. So training is important and both are more "interesting" (challenging) to train than your average Golden Retriever. Samoyeds are more people oriented than Siberians. This makes them somewhat easier to train. They are also more demanding of your time. Siberians need more extreme exercise, but Samoyeds still need plenty.
They both will dig with great determination. Both like to escape and roam, the Siberian is generally a bit worse. Both can have prey drive towards smaller animals, typically the Samoyed has less. Both breeds are very good at getting into trouble when they are not supervised, crating is pretty mandatory.
Samoyeds have more of a tendency towards barking, a potential owner should be aware of what they can do to minimize this. Most importantly NEVER reward a dog for barking. If they bark for their dinner, no dinner until they are quiet.
Grooming is more intensive for a Samoyed than a Siberian. It is not difficult but it IS time consuming.
Samoyeds are more friendly and outgoing towards strangers than Siberians. They aren't typically all over a stranger they just met like many Goldens, but still quite friendly.
If you are willing to put up with the extra grooming, can work to manage barking, and want a dog that needs to be a big part of your life, then I think a Samoyed has the best temperament and is the more rewarding dog to own.
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