Q: what is a labrador/samoyed mix dog like?
i have a 3 month old lab/samoyed mix. i think hes more lab then samoyed. he has the long tell the golden look on his back and ears like a yellow lab. he like to play and is very smart. just curious if anybody else has had a dog of the same mix and what was his behavior like. was he good with kids, good for hunting, is he going to be a good gaurd dog for when i'm away?
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Answer by Jhonson
No good guard dog. It would be a lovable pet though.
Answer by Shelly
Well, a Labradors temperament is as much a hallmark of the breed as the "otter" tail. The ideal disposition is one of a kindly, outgoing, tractable nature; eager to please and non-aggressive towards man or animal. The Labrador has much that appeals to people; his gentle ways, intelligence and adaptability make him an ideal dog.
The Samoyeds' friendly disposition makes them poor guard dogs, but excellent companions, especially for small children or even other dogs, and they remain playful into old age. Samoyeds are also known to be stubborn at times and difficult to train, due to unwillingness rather than lack of intelligence; they must be persuaded to obey commands.
In effect, I expect your dog will be an excellent companion dog who will be willing to play at all times and expecially fond of children. Not only will your dog be extra-friendly, I suppose he may be just as good a hunting dog as he ever was but I don't really think it's a good idea to expect him to be a guard dog. Sorry!
Answer by PeggyB1946
Others have mentioned that you should not expect your dog to be a good guard dog. However, dogs will bark to let you know someone is there. The police officers that I used to work with thought having a dog that barked was one of the best crime deterrents. I count on it. I have a young dog who appears to be part Samoyed, part black lab, and part border collie. I see all three traits in her. She wants to chase rabbits and squirrels–what dog doesn't?–loves children, barks to warn me that someone is visiting, and is very very smart. She "herds" my husband, who does not move fast enough to suit her. She has the stubbornness mentioned, but it's combined with a desire to please, so she does what I want, but manages to get her way anyway. She is protective and, as has been mentioned, is a lovely companion. She needs lots of exercise and if I don't provide it, she'll invent ways to get it. At the moment, we are playing "fetch," in the house, 24-7. Enjoy your puppy!!
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Answer by TRISH
I have a Samoyed Labrador cross and she is a beautiful dog. Very affectionate and very intelligent. And beautiful in appearance too. She loves going for walks but thinks she has a sled to pull! When she was about 6 months old we got another dog and she toilet trained it! She's beautiful.
Answer by Danny
This dog will be the best dog you ever had !
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