Buying or adopting a breed of dog that you don’t know much about could be problematic in the future. Remember that each species has certain traits in particular, especially if we talk about their physical characteristics.
Most dogs make great family pets. These animals provide people with many emotional and physical benefits. You might think that the physical characteristics of a particular breed would not affect certain families, but that is not the case.
The Samoyed is an ancient dog that was bred to carry out certain tasks especially related to hunting and herding.
They are distinguished by their beautiful double-layered fur and elegant appearance. Samoyeds are characterized by being medium-sized canines, and this is important to know if you are thinking of acquiring a breed of this type.
Why? Because depending on the size of the family and the house, a medium or large dog might not be the best option.
In the same way, a dog the size of a Samoyed may not be suitable for families with children because if they are not properly trained, they could unintentionally hurt them while playing due to their size.
For that reason, in this article, we will explain everything related to the maximum size and weight that this breed can reach.
When Is a Samoyed Fully Grown?
The physical development of a canine is something totally different from its mental development since both arrive in different time ranges. That means no dog will reach full maturity and hit total weight at the same time.
It is not easy to say what size our Samoyed will reach since it will depend on many factors, but we can say that the average size of these canines is 30-59 cm. The range of weight and height that a Samoyed can reach according to its sex is:
- Male: Between 53 cm and 59 cm in height and 20 kg and 30 kg in weight
- Female: Between 30 cm and 53 cm in height and 15 kg and 22 kg in weight
In rare circumstances, the female grows to be larger than the male. It only occurs if they are overfed and do not get enough activity.
As we have said above, the maximum weight and height of a Samoyed can be influenced by a series of important factors such as diet, age, exercise routine, gender, and general care.
Now, it is vital to know the growth (weight) of the Samoyed and according to its age:
- 4 months of age: 10.7 – 15.2 kg (male); 8.6 – 10.6 kg (female)
- 6 months of age: 14.7 – 21.2 kg (male); 11.9 – 14.7 kg (female)
- 8 months of age: 17.4 – 25.6 kg (male); 14 – 17.4 kg (female)
- 10 months of age: 18.7 – 27.9 kg (male); 15.2 – 21.8 kg (female)
- 12 months of age: 19.7 – 29.1 kg (male); 15.5 – 21.9 kg (female)
- 14 months of age: 20.1 – 30 kg (male); 15.8 – 22 kg (female)
When Does a Samoyed Stop Growing?
At roughly seven months, the Samoyed’s growth slows down, and at 16 months, they cease growing. Smaller Samoyeds, on the other hand, will attain full adult size sooner than larger ones.
The Samoyed matures when it reaches the age of two and a half to three or possibly four years old, according to the Samoyed Club of America.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that their full-grown size is largely determined by their parents’ genetic composition. These characteristics also influence how rapidly they mature.
Samoyeds are incredibly strong, energetic, and tireless, as they were trained to hunt, herd reindeer, and pull sleds in the freezing weather of Siberia. That implies they must exercise vigorously on a regular basis.
Samoyeds are not susceptible to weight gain or obesity due to their high level of activity. However, if they do not get the appropriate amount of exercise and you overfeed them, they may become obese and suffer behavioural and health issues.
As a Samoyed owner, you must ensure that your pet receives the appropriate amount of physical activity during their formative months and even beyond. That will help them maintain their proper weight during puppyhood and after they have stopped growing.