The Biscuit Samoyed is rarely seen due to it requiring a pair of rare recessive genes. This can be referred to as Chinchilla and partially inhibits some of the color.
What is a Biscuit Samoyed?
A Biscuit Samoyed differs from the more common White color by showing a more golden brown tinge to it’s coat resembling a freshly baked biscuit. When the Samoyed was first discovered by explorers it was noted that they could come in a number of different colors. White, Brown and Black to name a few. The White gene has always been the most prevalent however due to the polar environment they originate from.
The Samoyed was often employed as a sled dog in some of the coldest conditions. They take their name from the Samoyedic people who originate from Siberia. The dogs were very much integral part of the tribes helping with both transport and herding. Their coat is heavily weather resistant to enable them to operate in temperatures as though as -60 degrees Celsius.
They have become beloved pets for people across the world due to their social and playful nature. They are often best known for their smile which more closely resembles that of a human. They can take a lot of grooming due to their longer coat, they are however popular due to being fairly odorless when compared to other breeds. This helps to keep the dog smell in their homes to a minimum.
Samoyeds are one of the ancient breeds of dogs and are believed to date back over 3000 years. This differs from many of the popular breeds today which were created by selectively breeding the best traits from a number of older breeds. They also retain a number of traits from that of it’s wild ancestor. They love to dig in order to offer themselves from protections from either the sun or warm in the winter. They also love to have a long run showing their use as a sled dog.
Can you get a Miniature Biscuit Samoyed?
It is possible to find Miniature Biscuit Samoyed dogs. They are however either created by selectively breeding smaller Samoyeds it is important to be vigilant as breeders trying to minimize their size can lead to an increased chance of health issues.. There are also unscrupulous breeders who will crossbreed and try to maintain the fundamental characteristics to mislead buyers.
You may also see them referred to by the following names.
- Little Biscuit Samoyed
- Teacup Biscuit Samoyed
- Micro Biscuit Samoyed
These names are used fairly interchangeably but our Teacup/Micro can often be red flags as to excessive breeding towards size rather than health.
Miniature Samoyeds however are popular dogs due to many people preferring smaller breeds as family dogs. Despite their size however they still retain the majority of care needs from their larger counterpart. They are still heavily active dogs needing a lot of attention and exercise.
There are lots of different patterns across the various breeds that can lead to unique pattern and color combinations. Below are some of the different patterning effects and whether they can be seen on the Biscuit Samoyed or on a Samoyed cross breed.
Biscuit Merle Samoyed
Currently the Merle gene isn’t one that is seen in the Samoyed breed. This effect leads to patches of darker mottled fur across the breeds it’s present within. These tend to be breeds with shorter hair rather than the thicker coats present on the Samoyed. Some of the crossbreeds this effect could be seen in are listed below.
Biscuit Merle Sammypoo – Merle Sammypoo’s are seen within this crossbreed and it would also allow for Biscuit Merle’s as well. This however will be very rarely seen due to neither effect being common. It would take targeted breeding to achieve this effect, with a number of breeders reluctant to breed Merle’s due to health concerns reducing the chances even further.
Biscuit Merle Samoyed Australian Shepherd – This is another dog which is unlikely to be seen. This mix is still in it’s early days and isn’t commonly seen. Mix this with a low prevalence rate of both the Biscuit color from the Samoyed and Merle in the Australian Shepherd, this leads to an extremely rare dog.
Biscuit Merle Samoyed Pomeranian – Merle is a rarely seen pattern from the Pomeranian breed. This again leads to this being a rarely seen dog if at all. Due to it’s small stature it would make a very popular companion to the ever increasing move towards smaller dogs across America.
Biscuit Brindle Samoyed
Brindle is a hugely popular patterning effect across many breeds of dogs. This again is not seen on purebred Samoyeds with their coats being largely limited to solid colors. The Brindle effect can often be compared to that of tiger stripes or even a marbling effect. The colors most commonly seen brindled are brown and black.
Further to this there are not any common crossbreeds where you would see a Biscuit Brindle effect. It would likely lead to a beautiful golden brown base coat with dark brown/black stripes, however this is only hypothetical with no clear safe route to achieve this currently without harming a dogs potential health.
Tri-Color Biscuit Samoyed
Tri-color dogs are widely popular across several breeds. This is often achieved by combining different patterned effects with genes which also produce multiple colors. Usually this includes the tan point gene which is not seen in the Samoyed breed.
Further to this you are unlikely to see this in crossbreeds due to it being a large departure from the Samoyed’s native genetics. Most cross breeds are done with the purpose of taking the beautiful fluffy coat of the Samoyed along with their wonderful temperament and exuberant playful energy.