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Breed: Samoyed:

  • The Samoyed originated on the Artic Steppes of Siberia.
  • It is a type of spitz breed.
  • Samoyeds are strong, muscular dogs, bred to be sled dogs and herders of reindeer.
  • They stand between 16 and 20 inches high at the withers and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds.
  • They have upright ears, a long tail, and a wedge-shaped face with either a black or brown nose.
  • Their coat is thick and full, with coarse, straight white hair -- well adapted to bitter cold climates.
  • Their coat requires a good deal of grooming to keep clean and neat.
  • A Samoyed can be pure white, white and biscuit (light reddish brown), biscuit, or cream colored.
  • Samoyeds have enough hair inside their ears and over the pads of their feed to protect those extremeties from the cold.
  • They like to bark!
  • They love exercise and human company.
  • Samoyeds are intelligent, friendly, and happy dogs.