Updated on January 31, 2023

Samoyed Husky Mix [SAMUSKY]: Owner’s Guide

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Samoyed Husky Mix aka Samusky aka Samsky Owner’s Guide

The Samusky, sometimes called a Samsky or Siberian Samoyed, is a mix between a Siberian Husky and a Samoyed. They are smart, friendly, and active dogs who love to play.

Though they aren’t a commonly seen husky mixed breed, anyone who has the pleasure of owning or meeting one will tell you what a delightful dog the Samoyed Husky Mix can be!

What is Samoyed Husky Mix called?

A Samoyed Husky Mix is called a Samusky, Samsky or Siberian Samoyed.

How much is a Samoyed Husky Mix?

Samoyed Husky Mixes will cost approximately $600 to $1500.

Where to buy a Samoyed Husky Mix?

Samoyed Husky Mixes are quite rare. We recommend Googling ‘Samoyed Husky Mix for sale’ or ‘Samusky for sale’. You could also try your luck at a local dog shelter.

Samusky Traits & Characteristics 

  • Friendly
  • Gentle 
  • Energetic
  • Outgoing 

Samusky Traits Summary Table

TraitsSamoyed Husky Mix
Eye ColorBrown, blue or a mix!
Coat ColorWhite, gray and white, red and white, black and white, and black and agouti.
SheddingVery fluffy with lots of shedding!
Height19 to 23.5 inches
Weight35 to 65 pounds
TemperamentEnergetic, playful and friendly!
Lifespan12 to 14 years
IntelligenceVery intelligent
Physical ActivityVery active
Good With Kids?Excellent with kids
OriginDesigner dog breed originating in the 90's
Price$600 to $1500
PROSFriendly, playful, outgoing
CONSShedding, stubborn, not ideal for hot weather

Samusky Appearance 

Samuskies are a medium-sized breed that can take on the appearance of both parent breeds. They’ll often have straight triangular ears with tufts of fur around them and may be taller like the husky or a bit shorter like the Samoyed.

Samusky Color

Samusky can be solid white like their Samoyed parent, or they can take on any of their parent husky’s colors and patterns. For example, this could include gray and white, red and white, the famous black and white, as well as black and agouti.

Their eyes can be a warm brown color or shades of blue from the Husky side. And like any Husky mix, they could have two different eye colors!  

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This white Samoyed Husky Mix loves the feeling of sun on her face! 🌤 Image from @iskitabear

Samusky Coat & Shedding 

Both Siberian Huskies have thick double coats that originally helped protect them from the incredibly harsh cold weather of Siberia.

Their double coats do help keep them as cool as possible, but they still can become too hot in the warmer months or hotter regions of the world, and they may prefer to exercise in the early morning hours or late in the day when it is cooler out.

With that being said, they are an incredibly fluffy breed that sheds a ton! They will need frequent brushing to help keep that shedding under control. 

Samusky Size

The Husky Samoyed mix is best described as a medium-sized dog. Siberian Huskies are typically about 20 to 23.5 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 60 pounds, depending on whether they are male or female.

Samoyeds typically stand between 19 and 23.5 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 65 pounds, also depending on whether they are male or female.

A Samusky dog will likely fall within similar ranges and will be between 19 and 23.5 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 65 pounds. 

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You can see the size difference between this Samoyed Husky Mix and Labrador Retriever. Image from @its_da_fitz

Samusky Temperament & Personality 

While it can sometimes be tricky to predict the temperament and personality of a mixed breed dog, the parent breeds of the Samusky have so much in common aside from their color that it can be hard to tell them apart!

As mentioned, they are energetic, playful, and friendly. They are intelligent and usually eager to please, but they can have a bit of a stubborn streak to them as well. They are known to be good with children and other dogs. But they can have a high prey drive, so they may not do great with cats and other small animals without proper training. 

Samusky Lifespan 

Overall, Samuskies, along with their parent breeds, are healthy dogs. The Siberian Husky has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years.

The Samoyed also has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years, so it is likely that a Samusky will have a similar life expectancy. 

Samusky Intelligence

They are known to be an intelligent mixed breed, but of course, intelligence is also dependent on socialization, environment, and training.

That being said, they are known to be quick learners and often enjoy learning and practicing something new, so long as they aren’t feeling stubborn on that day! 

Samusky Activity Level 

Samuskies are active and energetic dogs who like to keep busy. If they don’t have an outlet to get out all that energy, they can sometimes become destructive and unhappy.

So providing plenty of activity like exercise and play will be of the utmost importance!

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This Samsky loves the water! 😍 Image from @skudy.the.samusky

Are Samoyed Husky Mixes Good With Kids?

Samuskies are definitely good with kids and, therefore family friendly dogs. Their only downfall is that they are fast, strong, and heavy so training will be important. Also, teaching children to steer clear when these pups get the zoomies will be important as well! 

Samusky Speed, Strength & Endurance 

Both Huskies and Samoyeds are fast dogs that historically have been used for pulling sleds or hunting. To do these things, they also need a significant amount of strength and endurance, resulting in Samuskies being amazing athletes and workout partners! 

Samusky Behavior

Samuskies are an incredibly high-energy breed of dog. They are known for having a playful and mischievous nature. As fun as this may seem, they are also prone to less than desirable behaviors like digging tunnels and holes in the backyard, excessive barking, and trying to escape if they are left alone for too long, become bored, or aren’t getting enough exercise.

They also have been known to find ways to get themselves into all kinds of trouble through certain actions like digging through the trash, chewing on your brand-new sofa cushions or pillows, or chasing the family cat.

However, all is not lost, and there is still good news to be had! Because they are an intelligent breed of dog, albeit maybe a little stubborn, they can still easily learn and absorb their training.

Just make sure to start training right away with these pups to reduce the chance of them developing any bad behaviors! 

Visit our Husky Behavior hub to learn more.

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Just a Samsky saying hello! 🥰 Image from @maya_the_samsky

History & Origin of the Samoyed Husky Mix

The Siberian Husky breed comes from an ancient lineage of dogs whose history goes as far back as 4,000 years. They were first bred by the Chukchi people of Siberia. The Chukchi people developed and trained their dogs into what is now the modern-day Siberian Husky.

These dogs would provide companionship, help keep their people warm at night during the freezing winter months and help transport foods, and other important goods as they traveled by pulling sleds. As recently as just a few hundred years ago, the Siberian Husky was introduced to the rest of the world and began to steadily climb in popularity. 

The Samoyed breed is also from Siberia! They were bred by the Samoyedic people, a somewhat nomadic group of people who traveled to Siberia from Asia. Like the Chukchi people, the Samoyed people would cuddle together with their dogs during the freezing temperatures of the night in their tents. Temperatures in Siberia can reach as low as -60 degrees Fahrenheit!

The Samoyed dogs were first used to help hunt reindeer, but later on, they were also used as herding dogs to herd the reindeer. In the late 18th century, Arctic explorers brought some of the Samoyed dogs home to England and introduced them to the rest of the world. 

Because the Siberian Husky and Samoyed are from the same region of the world, it isn’t unlikely that they may have crossed paths to create a Samusky. However, it wasn’t until more recent years that a few breeders here and there began to intentionally breed these two beautiful dogs together. 

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I’m behaving, I swear! 😏 Image from @indiana_et_moi

How to Take Care of a Husky Samoyed Mix 

Samusky Nutrition 

As an energetic and athletic breed of dog, a Siberian Husky Samoyed mix will need a high-quality, nutritious dog food diet. A diet for medium-sized dogs with high levels of energy makes an excellent starting point when looking for dog food.

They do have a tendency to gain weight easily and potentially become obese, so it will be important not to overfeed your dog with kibble or excessive treats. 

Visit our Husky Nutrition hub to learn more.

Samusky Exercise 

Samuskies need quite a bit of exercise to keep them happy and healthy. It will be important to provide these pups with many opportunities for physical activity every day. This can include going for long walks or going for a run.

Other options include playing games of chase, hide and seek, fetch, or Frisbee together. These dogs can also greatly benefit from activities like dog agility, obedience, dock diving, Frisbee, and other dog sports to help them burn off some of that excess energy.

In general, Samuskies need at least one to two hours of exercise per day.

Another way for them to get their exercise needs met is by going to a local park, a dog park, or even spending the day at doggie daycare so the dog can get a chance to roughhouse and tussle with other energetic dogs. Chances are that after a full day at daycare, you’ll have a happy, well-exercised, and exhausted dog! 

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Just exercising myself, don’t mind me! 😂 Image from @schofield_dog_photography

Samusky Grooming 

Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds are both notorious for shedding. With their thick, double coat, they are likely to majorly shed at least once, if not twice a year.

Some people refer to this period as when the dog “blows its coat,” meaning that little tufts of hair start to stick up and fall out all over your house. It usually happens when the dogs are preparing for the summer in the spring and preparing for the cold winter in the fall.

Frequent brushing will help decrease the amount of fur that gets all over your floor. A good place to start is with a comb and a slicker brush, but a deshedding rake or comb also can be miracle workers. 

Samusky Training

As mentioned, these dogs are very smart and are usually eager to learn. They can sometimes be a bit stubborn, but with the proper motivation will usually change their tune.

Start training early on but remember to have fun. It also helps to focus on training in short increments throughout the day. This way, both you and the pup can avoid becoming frustrated with each other and keep training positive and fun.

Additionally, if you can find out what really gets your dog excited and motivated, training will be a breeze because they’ll be eager to do whatever is necessary to get their reward! For some dogs, this can be a chance to play with a favorite toy, and for others, it can be a bunch of praise and love from their owners. And for most, some delicious high-value treats will get them to do the trick!

Visit our Husky Training hub to learn more.

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This Husky Samoyed Mix is taining to sit on the wooden throne! 👑 Image from @obelix_the_doggo

Samusky Puppies 

The puppy stage is one of the best parts of being a dog parent, but it can also be one of the hardest parts. This is the stage when owners really have to put the most work in to guarantee that their pup grows into a good canine citizen.

Start training early, as puppies are never too young to start learning! Focus on crate training and potty training right away. Do your best to keep your puppy on a regular schedule and let them outside frequently, as this will help the pup get the hang of potty training much faster! 

Samusky Health 

Overall, mixes between Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds are healthy dogs who can live long lives with proper care and love.

However, there are a few common health concerns that they may be more prone to developing or inheriting from their parents. For example, huskies are one of the dog breeds that is more likely to develop problems with their eyes, like cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy. They are also prone to suffering from hip dysplasia.

Samoyeds are prone to suffering from much the same as well as things like heart disease and conditions relating to the heart as well as kidney disease. 

Visit our Husky Health hub to learn more.

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Team work makes the dream work! 🙌 Image from @thepaulinad

Breeding the Samoyed Husky Mix

While Samusky pups may have certainly been born over in Siberia when both breeds were actively working there, it is more common now for Samuskies to be born from either accidental litters that occur when pets aren’t spayed or neutered or breeders who are fans of both the Siberian Husky and the Samoyed. 

Samusky Price

A Siberian Husky puppy can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,200. A Samoyed puppy can cost anywhere from $600 to upwards of $1,500.

Therefore a Samoyed Husky Mix will likely be $600 to $1500. Of course, this depends entirely on the breeder, or the circumstances of the birth, like being from an accidental litter.

The pups can sometimes also be found in rescues and shelters where the price is likely to fall somewhere in the $200 to $400 range. 

Visit our Siberian Husky Price hub to learn about the maintenance cost of Huskies.

Samusky Pros & Cons 

Pros: Friendly, playful, outgoing 

Cons: Shedding, stubborn, not ideal for hot weather

Recommendation 

The Samusky is the perfect family dog for anyone who wants a dog that is just a big ball of fluff and fun! These dogs love to be active, exercise, and play and do best in a family who loves to do all those same things. 

Do you own a Samoyed Husky Mix? Share your experience in the comments below.

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