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8 Samoyed Mixed Breeds: Pictures, Facts & Info

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 by Dogster Team

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8 Samoyed Mixed Breeds: Pictures, Facts & Info

Samoyeds are popular due to their magnificent all-white coats and lively demeanor. Samoyed mixed breeds can be developed by crossing them with other well-loved breeds to combine attractive and endearing qualities. However, choosing the hybrid that best suits your lifestyle and personality can be challenging.

The size, coat, look, and temperament of mixed breeds can vary, so you should carefully consider each parent breed’s personality, size,  and grooming requirements before deciding which Samoyed mix is best for you. Below, we’ll discuss some excellent Samoyed mixed breeds, along with all the information you need about each one to help you make the ideal choice.

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How Are Samoyed Mix Breeds Classified?

Breeders of mixed-breed puppies have become more prevalent in recent years, mainly in an effort to bring together the most remarkable qualities of many breeds. However, it can be challenging to predict how the puppies will behave or look, particularly when mating two very different breeds.

Although it depends heavily on how their mother and father’s DNA randomly mix, knowing the prominent traits of each dog may help you predict more about your dog’s physical appearance and disposition. Considering that Samoyeds are typically medium-to-large-sized dogs, you can anticipate your puppy to grow to be at least a medium-sized dog.

white Samoyed dog in a beautiful forest
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Samoyed Overview

In Alaska, the Samoyedic people first utilized Samoyeds as sled dogs. The Samoyeds were good working dogs for their owners and adapted well to their climate. The dog’s well-known white coat is heavy enough to shield it from such harsh surroundings.

The Samoyed has a double-layer coat that is thick and typically all-white. They stand as tall as 19–23 inches and weigh between 35–65 pounds. They are domesticated dogs used in sled pulling, protection, herding, and hunting. They’re intelligent, gregarious, and demanding of affection.

Samoyeds have a longer, coarse outer coat and a soft, thick, wooly undercoat, and they shed a lot all the time, especially during shedding season, which can happen once or twice a year. Samoyeds are moderately active and delight in spending time with their family and participating in family activities. A Samoyed who is lonely can become a destructive creature and require a loving yet firm leader during training.

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The 8 Samoyed Mixed Breeds

1. Samusky (Samoyed & Siberian Husky Mix)

Height: 20 – 24 inches
Weight: 45 – 60 pounds
Colors: White, gray, cream, sable
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years

The Samoyed and Siberian Husky dog breeds were crossed to create the mixed-breed Samusky. This mix is extremely bright, devoted, and sweet-natured, and they possess many positive traits from both parents. They are devoted to their family, other animals, and children and inherit their loyalty from both parents.

The coat of both parent breeds is made to survive the cold temperatures, which makes the Samusky coat ideal for cold climates. However, Samuskies might not be the ideal choice for people with allergies. They shed a lot, and regular brushing is necessary to keep their coats healthy and reduce shedding. These dogs require regular mental and physical activity since they grow bored fairly easily. They typically have a high prey drive and are very curious, so early socialization and training are essential.

The Chukchi people of eastern Siberia’s Chukchi Peninsula are said to have developed the Siberian Husky. In 1908, they were shipped to Nome, Alaska, as working sled dogs. Later, they were improved and utilized for sled dog racing. In North America in the 1990s, the Samoyed and Siberian Husky were mixed to create the Samusky.


2. Golden Sammy (Samoyed & Golden Retriever Mix)

Height: 21 – 24 inches
Weight: 50 – 75 pounds
Colors: Cream, white, red
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years

The outcome of crossing a Samoyed with a Golden Retriever is the Golden Sammy. They typically shed quite a bit since they have the thick, fluffy coat of a Samoyed. However, although they require grooming, caring for their coat is not too challenging. Golden Sammies don’t need daily brushing or vigorous physical activity.

They are highly tolerant of kids and pets and don’t hesitate to express affection. The Golden Sammy is also incredibly devoted to and loyal to their family. Therefore, a Golden Sammy may be for you if you’re searching for a family dog.

The Golden Retriever can be traced back to 18th-century Scotland by a man known as Lord Tweedmouth. This aristocratic lord of Scotland was particularly interested in breeding a retriever with a trained nose and a constant, unwavering attention to his owner’s needs. The Golden Retriever has always possessed these qualities, which is why they have remained one of the most popular breeds ever developed. Since the Golden Sammy was first developed in the 2000s, little is known about their history.


3. Sammypoo (Samoyed & Poodle Mix)

Height: 16 – 22 inches
Weight: 40 – 70 pounds
Colors: White, black, gray, brown, cream, fawn, red, sable
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years

The Sammypoo is created by crossing the Samoyed and the Poodle. Poodles come in standard, toy, and miniature sizes. Breeders can use any size, and the size of the resulting Sammypoo depends on the size of the Poodle used. Sammypoos inherit the intellect and poise of both parents. These pups are highly intelligent and will do well in basic and advanced training.

The Sammypoo is affectionate and devoted, but if you let them, they’ll also test your limits. They can walk all over you if you don’t have a firm and confident training technique. Both parents are active and require a lot of physical activity. The Sammypoo can make a fantastic family dog with the right outlet for this energy and early training.

The Sammypoo originated in the 1980s when breeders started combining purebred dogs. The Poodle is one of the oldest breeds, and although many people mistakenly believe they are French, they originated in Germany. They are a rare and clever breed originally produced as hunting dogs from the North African Barbet and various water dogs.


4. Samollie (Samoyed & Border Collie Mix)

Height: 22 – 24 inches
Weight: 50 – 65 pounds
Colors: Black, white, cream, sable
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years

The Border Collie Samoyed mix, also referred to as the Samollie, is an energetic, joyful dog that fits in well in various homes. However, because the Border Collie and the Samoyed have a lot of energy, they are not ideal for anyone unprepared to meet their mental and physical needs.

The Samollie makes an excellent family companion. These dogs enjoy playing and are easygoing and friendly. Additionally, they are highly intelligent, trainable, and usually tolerant of kids. However, it’s crucial to prevent herding behaviors when around children.

The Samoyed Border Collie mix is a relatively new hybrid initially created in the United States in the early 2000s. The Border Collie was developed over generations to herd sheep and originated in Northumberland on the border between England and Scotland.


5. Samoyed German Shepherd Mix

Height: 16 – 24 inches
Weight: 40 – 80 pounds
Colors: White, black, brown, tan, gray
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years

As an incredibly devoted and intelligent breed, the Samoyed German Shepherd Mix is created by combining the German Shepherd with the loyal Samoyed. Because both of their parents have a long history of working, the Samoyed German Shepherd Mix is a diligent worker who enjoys being busy.

They’re intelligent, energetic, and affectionate. They are also very friendly and cannot be left alone for extended periods, so they require plenty of mental exercise and attention from their humans. They can be wary of strangers while being firmly committed to their family. Ongoing socialization and training will ensure a confident and obedient family companion.

Designer dogs like the Samoyed German Shepherd Mix are relatively rare. Max von Stephanitz used traditional German herding dogs in 1899 to create the German Shepherd. They were initially bred to herd sheep.


6. Samoyed Labrador Mix

Height: 22 – 24 inches
Weight: 50 – 60 pounds
Colors: White, cream
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years

The Labrador Retriever, one of the most popular breeds, is a devoted, affectionate canine, much like the Samoyed. When mated with the Samoyed, the puppies can have the enthusiasm of a Lab and the serenity of a Samoyed. The Samoyed Lab mix is one of the brightest dog breed combinations you’ll ever see, considering the exceptional intelligence of the parents.

They can be trained easily and are fast learners. These energetic dogs have an insatiable desire for play, exercise, and human contact. With early training and socialization, you will have an extremely devoted, obedient, and affectionate companion. However, due to their occasional display of self-dependency, we do not recommend them for first-time dog owners.

The Samoyed Labrador Mix is a new hybrid like most Samoyed mixes, so not much is known about their history. The Labrador dates to at least the 1830s. To develop the Labrador Retriever, they were crossed with British hunting dogs and were developed to be water dogs.


7. Samoyed Great Pyrenees Mix

Height: 24 – 28 inches
Weight: 50 – 90 pounds
Colors: White, cream
Lifespan: 10 – 14 years

The friendly disposition of the Samoyed and the self-assured nature of the Great Pyrenees will both be present in the Samoyed Great Pyrenees mix. They will require a confident owner who can match their level of energy. Due to their incredibly playful personalities and desire to please their owners, they can make excellent family dogs. They’ll happily play with kids or go to dog parks to socialize with other dogs. Like other Samoyed mixes, the Great Pyrenees Samoyed needs proper training and socialization to develop into a well-mannered, well-rounded dog.

The origin of the Samoyed Great Pyrenees is unknown, but they’re becoming more popular. The Great Pyrenees were developed to fend against wolves and other predator attacks on sheep in the snowy mountaintops of the Pyrenees.


8. Samoyed Australian Shepherd Mix

Height: 18 – 23 inches
Weight: 45 – 65 pounds
Colors: White, black, tan, red
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years

The Australian Shepherd is among the world’s top three most intelligent breeds. They were bred to work from sunrise to sunset and are highly energetic. Fortunately, the Samoyed may regulate this and balance out an Aussie’s high energy. However, given that they are working dogs, both breeds require a healthy outlet for their combined energy.

The Samoyed Australian Shepherd is a devoted and protective pet. They must be socialized and trained early because they may show aggression toward strangers, but with proper training, they make wonderful, loving, and gentle companions.

As with most Samoyed mixes, not a lot is known about the Samoyed Australian Shepherd. Despite their name, the Australian Shepherd was developed from European breeds and refined in the western United States. Australian Shepherds have served as herding and livestock security dogs since the breed’s origins.

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Summing Up

If you want to adopt one of these wonderful Samoyed mixes, we hope this article has helped you determine which mix will work best for you and your family. The temperament of mixed breeds varies, and it can be hard to predict how a puppy will act as an adult, but typically, Samoyed mixed breeds make excellent companions. They usually require a lot of exercise, mental stimulation, early socialization, and training.

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