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A Samoyed’s coat is a beautiful thing; gleaming white, with silver tips, they truly are gorgeous dogs. But keeping them that stunning takes work — and the right products. When you decide to give your Samoyed, it’s important to use a good-quality shampoo to keep their coat looking and feeling its best.
Below, I rank the best shampoo for Samoyed dogs based on their unique needs.
Best Overall: Oster Hydrosurge Whitening and Brightening Shampoo
While Oster Hydrosurge Whitening and Brightening Shampoo is the most expensive product on our list, it’s well worth the added cost. It’s used in professional dog grooming salons nationwide to get white dogs dazzlingly white, and leave a lovely (but not overwhelming) fragrance.
I use it about once every three months to get my Anya’s coat as bright as possible. It has aloe vera and chamomile in it, so it doesn’t irritate her skin, and it makes her coat feel incredibly plush.
Best Whitening Shampoo for Samoyed: Chris Christensen White on White
Chris Christensen’s White on White is my choice for the best whitening shampoo for Samoyeds. While pricey, a little bit goes a long way, and will last you quite some time.
Frequently used during the grooming process for shows, White on White is a purple shampoo that gets the yellow stains out of white coats. It doesn’t contain any bleach, harsh chemicals, or softening agents, so it won’t change the texture or feel of the coat.
To use, rinse the dog thoroughly. Apply the shampoo and let it sit for two to five minutes, then rinse until the water runs clear.
Best Shampoo for Samoyed Puppy: Isle of Dogs Tearless Puppy Shampoo
Samoyed puppies have very different coats than adult Sammys, tend to be extra squirmy, and have delicate skin. To meet their unique needs, we selected Isle of Dogs’ Tearless Puppy Shampoo as our pick for Samoyed puppies.
It keeps their skin and coats clean, but doesn’t irritate their eyes. It can also be used to wash adult dogs’ faces.
Best Shampoo for Samoyeds with Sensitive Skin: Isle of Dogs Silky Oatmeal
*Note: This product is what I use on a weekly basis with my Anya, who has delicate, dry skin. This shampoo gets her clean, makes her smell delicious, and soothes her itchiness.
Isle of Dogs’ Silky Oatmeal Shampoo is perfect for dogs with dry or easily irritated skin. The oatmeal formula helps soothe the skin, making it a godsend if your dog is always itchy or has awful allergies.
Note that this shampoo doesn’t smell like oatmeal or oatmeal cookies. Instead, it smells like a mix of jasmine and vanilla.
Best Conditioner for SAMOYEDS: Chris Christensen Ice on ice Detangling Conditioner
Not everyone likes to use conditioners on their Samoyed, as it can affect the look of the coat and weigh the hair down — a big downside if you’re entering the show ring. But for pet owners who simply want their dogs to look and feel their best, conditioners can make the hair feel extra soft, and help detangle the coat.
Our choice for the best conditioner for Samoyeds is Chris Christensen’s Ice on Ice Detangling Conditioner. It’s great for long-haired breeds, or breeds with dense undercoats like Samoyeds. It helps smooth out mats and tangles, and gives the coat a long-lasting, silky feel.
Want to groom like a pro? Invest in a high-velocity grooming dryer. It blows out loose hair and dirt, keeping your Samoyed clean between baths.