I have both.... the Samoyed will be the best choice for a child. My Samoyed does not bark, well, rarely but my American Eskimo seems to be a bit yappy... Shedding, don't get either... Everything you own will forever be white and fuzzy. The Eskimo is the best for an apartment, I have lived in an apartment the past 4 years with both of my dogs. I put a doggie door in the sliding glass door, it allows them to go outside freely... you'd be surprised how often the do go out there. Before I moved here, I lived in a house, had the doggie door and a deck, big back yard and guess where my lovely ladies wanted to be? inside. If you're in a home or an apartment, you have to walk them and not a 5 minute trip around the block, the Samoyed needs 45 minutes.
Answered by Anonymous - 8/7/2012 12:33:38 AM