The Sammypoo is a mix of the Poodle and the Samoyed. It is a loyal and loving dog. They have medium-length fur that might shed a little because they are related to Samoyeds, but it might also be hypoallergenic like the Poodle’s fur.
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More about Sammypoo’s parents
The Samoyed is a large dog breed that derives from Siberia, back to 1000 BCE! Its purpose was to be a companion for Siberia’s Samoyede. They were bred to be working-class dogs to help with hiking in a pack, tracking, and keeping their owners (the samoyed people) warm. It’s true; they used to sleep on top of them in the evening!
Their common color is white, but they are known to have a range of different colored coats. The Samoyed is large in size and can grow up to 48 to 60cm/18 to 23 inches in height. Similarly, they can weigh between 16 to 30kg/35 to 66lbs.
You probably are already familiar with the Poodle origins by now if you’ve visited all the other pages on this website. Nevertheless, here is a quick recap if you’re not familiar with this breed. The Poodle is a dog that originates from Germany; its original purpose was to hunt ducks, birds, and waterfowl. Later it became popular in France and adopted as one of France’s national dogs. Today it’s a popular breed all over the world and comes in three types the Standard, Miniature, and Toy.
Now looking at these two breeds, you’re probably curious as both were bred for different purposes and come from two totally different countries!
While they may be opposite in some ways, they’ve truly created one of the most beautiful Doodles that exist today.
What does a samoyed poodle mix look like?
Before I delve into the full profile of a Samoyed Poodle mix, it’s important to know that it comes in two different types, the Standard Sammypoo and the Miniature Sammypoo.
First of all, the Standard Sammypoo weighs between 50-60lbs/22-27kg and can grow up to 21inches/53cm in height. In contrast, the Miniature Samoyed Poodle mix can weigh less than 30lbs/13kg. This breed is a byproduct of a small female Samoyed and a Miniature Poodle.
Now you have an idea about the two types, let’s explore their appearance.
This gorgeous crossbreed has either brown or amber eyes. Plus, it can either have a brown or black nose, and its muzzle tends to be pointed. Similarly, their ears are fluffy and have a triangular shape that droops down the side of their face. Likewise, their tail can be straight or curl over.
A Sammypoo’s coat is medium length, with dense and curly fur. Similarly, it has a range of colors from tan, black, grey, brown, sable, red, silver, fawn, blue, cream, white, and much more. The most common color out of all of these, though, is white! However, it’s quite unpredictable to decide what type of coat color this dog can have due to its recessive and dominant genes.
I’ve also written some other great articles on doodles that are similar, like the Poo-Shi, the Eskipoo, or one of my favorite doodle breeds – The Huskypoo, so make sure you check them out as well.
Are they hypoallergenic?
When considering a dog based on hypoallergenic qualities, it’s essential to know that no dog is completely hypoallergenic. Similarly, it’s hard to determine with this breed as one parent tends to shed very little (the Poodle), whereas the Samoyed has a double coat and sheds a lot. If this dog breed inherits the thick medium style coat from the Sammypoo, then it will shed quite frequently and especially in-between seasons.
Therefore it can be a bit unpredictable to know what type of dog you will get when you bring it home. If there’s a Sammypoo puppy that you’re interested in, I suggest speaking to the breeder and seeing if you can look after one for a few days to see if your allergies play up.
You should brush a Sammypoo at least 3-4 times a week to keep its coat intact and stop its fur from getting matted, especially if it has a curly coat like the Poodle. If this breed has a thick coat like a Samoyed, then if you brush it frequently, there will be less of a chance of the hairs lingering around your home or furniture, so you will minimize the risk of your allergies flaring up.
Plus, you should take it to a groomer every 6-8 weeks to make sure its coat stays fluffy and shiny. At times your Sammypoo will need their coat trimmed, and if you’re not great with the scissors, then you should always get it done professionally. Trust me; it will save you time and stress! You should also wash their coat every 4-6 weeks; anything less than that, you could strip their fur away of natural oils and put their skin at risk of infections!
Pay attention to their floppy ears as inside of them, lots of dirt, debris, bacteria, and sweat can accumulate. You should check their ears frequently every week and use a cotton swab and a vet-approved solution to clean them. If their ears become red inside, itchy, ooze with pus or have a strange odor, it could be a sign of an infection. If you notice anything strange, take them to a vet to get their ears checked out.
This crossbreed is full of affection and has the intelligent nature of the Poodle. Let’s not forget the intelligent and hardworking nature of its Samoyed parent, though!
If you’re looking for an easy-going and approachable dog, then Sammypoo is for you!
This dog is a breed that needs a lot of physical and mental stimulation. It inherits its working nature, which means it needs to be kept busy. Therefore if you’re someone who likes to go out of the house a lot and does not have the time to interact with the Sammypoo, then this dog is not for you.
They require a lot of mental stimulation and exercise to survive. On the contrary, if you have a family and are looking for a dog to bring home, then this is an excellent breed. The Sammypoo absolutely adores children and will play with many family members in your home. Nevertheless, due to their large size, they should be supervised when children are around just in case any accidents do occur.
If you have strangers that enter your home, be warned that this dog can easily become vocal towards them and bark. They’re not an aggressive guard dog, don’t worry. Just make sure they’re socialized from an early age, as this barking is easy to control.
Speaking of which, they’re also easy to train due to their intelligent nature from both parents. Now and again, they may display a stubborn streak, but they can easily pick up on human intuition and learn responses when required. Just remember to be patient and consistent when training this dog.
On average, a Sammypoo can have a lifespan of 12-14 years. However, its life span can be affected due to the following health conditions:
- Hip dysplasia: This is where their hip does not fit into the ball and socket joint, causing mobility issues and pain. Sometimes it can lead to paralysis.
- Mitral Valve Disease: A heart condition that causes them to develop a murmur where the blood flows back into their left atrium. This can trigger fatigue, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, and coughing.
- Bloat: This is a common condition that occurs in large breeds, especially the Sammypoo. Here their stomach can fill up with gas, air, and food. In the worst-case scenario, their stomach can flip over and cause them breathing difficulties.
These are just a few conditions that a Sammypoo could experience, but it’s not definite. You should always take them to a vet twice a year for a medical check-up to rule out these problems.
Sammypoo puppy cost
On average, in the USA, a Sammypoo costs between $600-$2,500, and that’s just to buy it outright. They’re not cheap, and you still need to pay their veterinary bills, food, toys, and much more. This is just in the USA, though! The price may vary depending on the location you’re in the breeder and its parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to feed a Sammypoo?
A Sammypoo should have a mixture of wet and dry dog food. However, what you feed and the amount of food can vary depending on the age and weight they are. You should always consult with a veterinarian to know how much to feed them.
Are Sammypoo’s aggressive?
No, this breed is not aggressive; they are friendly, but they should always be socialized from a young age.
What is the most common type of Sammypoo?
The most popular type of Sammypoo is the Standard Sammypoo.
Overall a Sammypoo is a beautiful big dog that comes in a range of colors, the most popular color is white. It’s unpredictable whether it’ll be a hypoallergenic breed as it could either have a low shedding coat like the Poodle or a high shedding coat like the Samoyed.
However, it has a fun-loving personality and great for being around children. Plus, it’s a highly energetic breed that requires a lot of mental and physical stimulation. Is this a dog breed that would interest you? Let us know in the comments down below.
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Marko is the founder and author at PoodleHQ, where he leverages his expertise and passion. With three generations of poodles under his care, Marko is a lifelong enthusiast of the breed and all animals, bringing his love and appreciation to his work every day.