What’s not to love about Samoyeds? They’re fluffy, beautiful, with gleaming white coats. But what if white just isn’t your thing? If you adore the temperament of the Samoyed but are looking for a dog of another color, you may be wondering if you can buy a black Samoyed.
Unfortunately, Samoyeds don’t come in black, but they do come in some color variations. Here’s what you need to know.
Are there black Samoyed dogs?
Samoyeds are known for their startling good looks. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Samoyed dogs come in four colors:
- White & Biscuit
As you can see, a black Samoyed wouldn’t fall within the AKC’s breed standard. If you find a dog that looks like a black Samoyed, he may be a mix of different breeds or a different breed entirely.
Dogs that look like a black Samoyed dog
If you have your heart set on a black Samoyed puppy, there may be some hope for you. There are a few other breeds that closely resemble a Samoyed, but that have black coats.
- Eurasier: The Eurasier is a medium-sized dog with a thick coat. Unlike the Samoyed, Eurasiers come in many different colors, including fawn, red, sable, and black.
- Belgian Sheepdog: The Belgian Sheepdog is a large dog that excels in protection work and is well-known for its remarkable intelligence.
- Mutts: Some mixes can closely resemble a black Samoyed, complete with extra fluffy coat.
Finding the right dog for you
When you think about getting a new dog, you likely spend plenty of time day-dreaming about the perfect pooch for you. While the idea of a black Samoyed may be appealing, it will be impossible to find a purebred, well-bred Samoyed that fits that criteria. Instead, you’d be better off looking at other breeds that better match your interests, or visiting shelters to find a dog that appeals to you.
If you decide a Samoyed is right for you, here’s what you should know about bringing a Sammy home.