There are several dogs that belong to the spitz, or snow-working dog family; these breeds of dogs are known to work well with each other to achieve a common goal.
When a Samoyed and an Akita get together, they create the dynamic unison of the Samkita – a Samoyed and Akita mixed dog. This designer breed of dog has many facets to it that make it a formidable worker and companion, like strength and loyalty.
Let’s take a quick look at what the other attributes are.
Physical Characteristics (Size and Look)
A Samkita has the physical traits of weighing between 30 and 45 pounds as a puppy, all the way up to 130 pounds as an adult.
With the Samoyed being a bit shorter than the Akita, you can expect your Samkita to stand anywhere between 19 and 27 inches at the shoulder, which makes for a solid medium size dog.
Additionally, Akitas tend to have fluffier coats, while Samoyeds hairs tend to be longer; when combined, Samkitas tend to have a double coat of fur that can come in various colors including white, black, brown, and even grey, with blotches of fur or one color.
Their facial features are a nice blend of both dogs, with the snout being more protruding in the Samoyed than the Akita, and their teeth resembling both mother and father in a sharp and smaller size.
Considering that Akitas can live up to 13 years and Samoyeds can live up to 14, it is safe to say that the designer breed of the Samkita can live between 10 and 14 years of life.
In order to get the most out of these years, it’s best to take care of what helps them live longer in the first place.
Beginning with diet, be sure to give your Samkita the proper nutrients, vitamins and animal-based fatty acids which will help with their muscular and neurological development.
Exercise is an important factor as well because this is what allows for the stored energy that they get from food to be released and helps with good sleep.
Additionally, the love and care that you show them through proper grooming and affection can add a couple of years to their lives as well.
Because of their parents, your Samkita will most likely have a double coat of fur on their body, which means prepare to bring out the vacuum because you’re going to need it. Samkitas are known to be hairy dogs that aren’t afraid to let the hairs fly!
So, you’ll want to brush your Samkita just about daily – or every other day- to control the amount of loose hairs that fly off into the atmosphere; a trim every couple of months won’t hurt either.
Oral hygiene is important as well; your Samkita should be taken to the dentist at least twice per year to make sure that their mouth and gums are in tip-top shape.
Be sure to bathe your Samkita as well about twice per month and replenish their hydration with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
With a Samkita, expect to be mauled by love and energy! This designer breed is the offspring of two of the more power spitz dogs; thus, your Samkita will be just as strong.
Samkitas are joyous dogs that do love to show affection and care to their caretakers. This entails hugging, snuggling, wanting pats on head, and then treating you like their property overall; but in a good way; they will treat and protect you like their “pack leader”.
Speaking of pack leaders, you should know that Samkitas will also have a stubborn streak because of their high intelligence.
So, hold strong to any commands that you give and follow through with your actions, and your Samkita will be more than willing to put their lovable pride aside and listen to you.
As previously mentioned, Samkitas are designer dogs from the spitz group, meaning that they are keen to do a lot of work for long periods of time; and because of this, your Samkita will need plenty of room to run around and be active.
This high level of activity is what they are used to, and it’s up to you to keep it going. Your Samkita will require about one 1 ½ to 2 hours of outdoor exercise.
You can go for a run or jog, rough-and-tumble play in the backyard, play an old fashion game of tug-of-war, or simply jostle around with them!
Either way, they will love the attention that they will receive from you and will keep them growing into their full physical potential.
When it comes to Samkitas, their health can be a rewarding attitude or cause negative effects to their body and mind. The biggest health risks that you will have to worry about comes down to their bones and their eyesight.
After years of playing and hauling, your Samkita could develop bone diseases such as dysplasia of the hip and/or joints, degeneration, mineral deficiencies,and defects, and disorders dealing with the spine.
They may also macular degeneration disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, and progressive retinal atrophy. Other health risks for Samkitas that could occur include bloating, hypothyroidism, and diabetes.
If any of these disorders or diseases occur, having your Samkita checked on by a veterinarian would be the best solution.
You should know that the designer breed of the Akita and Samoyed mix is a hardy eater and will require multiple meals per day as they get older.
When they are puppies, you can start them off with 1 or 2 cups of dry or whole food per day. Their meals should consist of plenty of protein to support their growing muscles, as well as high-fiber foods in order to keep their insides regulated to reduce the chances of bloating.
As your Samkita matures into full adulthood, you can increase their meals to 2 to 3 cups of food per day.
At this point, there should be a significant amount of animal protein for them to feast on, as well as lots of grains that will help with mineral and vitamin intake.
Are Akita Samoyed Mixes Protective?
Akitas are fairly protective, while Samoyeds are more protective than an Akita; so, you can bet that your Samkita will be protective, for the most part.
Your Samkita will have the tendency to bark whenever they see another human or animal approaching, but they will stop once your friend is fully in the house.
This entails that your Samkita will be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to protecting you because the Akita in them will want to defend you a bit more than the Samoyed.
Initiating fights isn’t in the nature of your Samkita because they are not naturally aggressive animals, but they have no problem finishing it in order to protect you, their caregiver and pack leader.
How Much Does an Akita Samoyed Mix Cost?
The price for an Akita Samoyed mix dog cost between 600 and 2,500 dollar and could climb up to 3,000 dollars based on the specifics of the breeder and the dog.
A Samkita puppy can run you between 600 on the low end and 1,500 on the high end, and it’s based mostly on health and which breed is more present within the dog.
When it comes to purchasing a fully mature Samkita, it will surely increase to 2,000 to 2,500 if they are typically developing dogs; and up to 3,000 if the Samkita is one hundred percent healthy and happy.
Is an Akita Samoyed Mix Right for Me?
A Samkita is naturally designed for being an energetic and joyous soul that will care and protect you for as long as you show them respect and care.
Samkitas require a lot of energy in return and will become saddened or destructive if you do not reciprocate it.
Being active is huge for Samkitas, so if you desire to have one, be willing to move around a lot, and pay plenty of attention to your Akita Samoyed mix.
Best Climate for an Akita Samoyed Mix
The best climate for an Akita Samoyed mix is cold to subtropical weather, which can range anywhere from 0 degrees Fahrenheit up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
What makes them optimal for this type of weather is their double-layered fur coat. Since the Samkita is of spitz parents, their hair is thick and long, which acts as a great insulator of the heat that comes from the Samkitas body.
Anything above this recommended climate could cause heat exhaustion, so always keep a cool area around for them to chill in.
The Attention an Akita Samoyed Mix Needs
Akita Samoyed mixed dogs require an adequate amount of attention, and this usually stems from Samoyed part of them.
Samkitas are intelligent animals and require substantial stimulation throughout the day in order to keep boredom down to a minimum.
They enjoy interaction such as playing or working because it feeds their brain and keeps them active for hours on end. Samkitas are capable of relaxing on their own, but after they have been filled with your love and attention.
Compatibility with Kids
Your Samkita may need some training when it comes to working well with children.
Samkitas do well with other Samkitas, however, they can have problems learning how to show proper affections to humans; especially children considering that they tend to be smaller than the average Samkita.
Once your Samkita has been trained, they can become very compatible with children, and even treat them like one of the pack once some time has been invested.
Compatibility with Other Animals
Samoyeds do very well with other animals because they are open and friendly dogs; while Akitas can be a bit standoffish and stubborn when they are not willing to follow instructions.
So, when it comes to other animals, it’s best to have supervision – and maybe a leash – around when other animals appear. Samkitas are known to chase woodland creatures and bark at other animals.
With the proper social training, and your presence, your Samkita will learn how to handle themselves correctly and securely while they are around other animals.