Have you fantasised about having a Samoyed so big that you could lay you whole body on him and make a home within his fur? I know I have! For many people bigger is definitely better, so let's talk about giant Samoyeds.
While there isn't a specific breed called the Giant Samoyed, some Samoyed's are definitely bigger than others.
As with most breeds the males are the bigger than the females typically weighing in at between 20 - 30kg (44 - 66 lbs) and ranging from about 53 - 60cm (1.7 - 2 feet) in height at the shoulders.
However some breeders are producing Samoyeds which reportedly weight up to 40kgs (90 lbs). Now that's a big Sammy!
If these giant Samoyeds still aren't quite big enough for you, there are some other dog breeds with similar qualities to the Samoyed like a fluffy coat and friendly temperament, but are even bigger than the most giant of Samoyeds.
Other Giant Fluffy Dog Breeds
If one of the giant Samoyeds isn't quite bit enough for you, here are some other dog breeds which are even bigger, but still have a super fluffy coat!
The Chow Chow i a breed originating from China and while they aren't quite as tall as a Samoyed they have a bulkier build between 25 - 32kg (55 - 70 lbs) for males.
Chows are known for their blue tongue, bulky build and soft fluffy coat which makes them look similar to a bear. They have a double coat which is especially think around the neck which gives them their signature mane.
Unlike the Samoyed the Chow Chow isn't known for high levels of activity and energy and they can become very protective over their territory, or even certain members of the family.
If not socialised properly they can develop aggressive tendencies, however if properly adjusted they will maintain a slightly aloof personality.
Giant Alaskan Malamute
Similar to the Samoyed, the Giant Alaskan Malamute is a breed originating from Siberia.
Their strength and endurance makes them ideal for freight hauling and sled pulling.
Males stand at 64cm (25 inches) and weigh around 40kg (90 lbs).
They have a thick double coat which makes them ideal for colder climates and are especially satisfying to touch if you're looking for a large, soft furry dog.
The Newfoundland (also known as Newfs or Newfies) are a very large dog, known for their very large size, intelligence, strength, calm nature, and loyalty.
If you're looking for very large fluffy dog, the males weigh in at between 60 - 70kg (132 - 154 lbs), and stand at 69 - 74cm (27 - 29 inches) in height.
They have a water-resistant coat and webbed feet which, in combination with their incredible strength makes them excellent at water rescue.
A Newfoundland is the kind of dog you could easily lay your head on in front of the TV without it even noticing.
The Leonberg breed originates from Germany and again features a long double coat.
They have a long, muscular body, a face which is typically black in colour and are known for their intelligence, pride, and kindness.
Male Leonberger dogs are typically 71 - 80cm (28 - 31inches) in height and weight between 54 - 77kg (120 - 170 lbs).
They are known to be submissive to family members, very friendly with children and calm with strangers.
The Tibetan Mastiff is a truly massive, fluffy dog with males weighing in at 55 - 90kg (116 - 198 lbs) and standing up to 83cm (32 inches) in height at the shoulder.
They feature a long double-coat which has a wide variety of colours like:
- Shades of red
They were traditionally used as livestock guard dogs and tend to be more alert at night, and sleep during the day.
If you're a Samoyed lover you can ask around with various breeders and find out if they breed Samoyeds large enough to be classified as "giant".
Otherwise if you feel that the need for a giant fluffy dog is more important to you than sticking with the Samoyed breed then some of these other options may be a good alternative for you.