Q: What is the Nature of a Husky Samoyed Mix?
My sister just got a 8 week Husky Samoyed Mix. I was wondering what the general nature of these dogs were. My sister has three kids ranging from 1-7 years old. Are they kid friendly? Do they enjoy the snow?
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Answer by mrlucky
both breeds are runners
super friendly and kid-safe
but loyal only to the call of the wild
if she doesn't have the land for it to roam
it will likely dissappear
(sorry to say - but my family lost two when i was young)
Answer by nat
As the owner of the pictured dogs, they are both great with kids but Huskies are hard work, they love to run and run and run and ESCAPE. They are escape artists, very independent, clever, push boundaries, inqusitive, like to dig, like to wander and most have high prey drives and would see if it benefits them to follow orders.. Samoyeds are a little easier, slightly better for families, although they have a lot of the similar behaviours they are not as hard as a Husky. They also shed, A LOT, you need to keep up with grooming their beautiful double coats. We live in subtropical temps and with caution can live in all climates, expecially with the air con. Exercise for us is mostly Winter due to this. They love kids and great family dogs with great temperaments but like all dogs should never be left alone with kids. Huskies and Samoyed are both working dogs, so they need a lot of exercise, but both love to be with their owners, they are not really yard dogs, they are family dogs. You do need good strong, solid high fences. My husky does bark and howl and shriek LO she copies our sammy.
Answer by nessa
Hi! I have had a Siberian Husky (my baby, who recently passed at 14 1/2 … I miss him so much). I recently adopted an all white Husky/Samoyed mix who is absolutely beautiful and loving as well (just as Joell said above). From my experience, both of these breeds are very similar and are wonderful with kids. I will confirm that they do love to run and explore, and anytime either of mine have gotten away I've had to go searching because I agree that they will never come back. Either they will get too far and just keep exploring, or someone will take them because they are so beautiful. The microchip is the way to go!
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Anyway, going back to your original question… their nature is wonderful. They are very sweet and loving – i know both of mine adore children. They may attack them, … but with kisses :) My husky always loved to sniff babies, and would gently lick the baby's toes if they were within reach. My sister's Husky would circle my niece's crib as a baby during thunderstorms because she was so worried about her…. Although for the most part – as someone else said above, they are not guard dogs. I only remember a few occasions when my dog was ever "not friendly" to someone. Usually all he did then was turn his back to them or ignore them, rather than bark or growl. Once when someone uninvited came into my house, however, he did bark and growl and would not let that person much past the front door.
In my opinion, with most dogs, especially smart dogs like husky's & samoyed's or a mix of the two, if you treat them with love and respect, you will get that love and respect back in multiples. They are one of the biggest joys in my life. No joke.
Good luck! and I wouldnt worry about the safety of the children if that's what your original concern was. They are gentle, loving dogs who love kids and love to play.
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