Samoyed Dog Facts: 10 Amazing Things You Should Know About The Popular Samoyed Breed

Over the past two years, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club has seen the number of dog owners increase by nearly eight percent. But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before selecting your perfect pup.

Those with an active lifestyle may want to consider a larger dog, while someone with allergies will look for a hypoallergenic dog. There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranking breeds by instinct, obedience and adaptability.

A dog that often appears on the canine wish lists of would-be owners is the Akita – a breed that can be strong-willed but is alert, courageous and fiercely loyal to its family. Here are 10 fun and interesting facts about the breed.