The Samoyed dog takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia.
These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding and to pull sleds when they moved.
Samoyeds' friendly disposition makes them poor guard dogs; an aggressive Samoyed is rare.
With their tendency to bark, however, they can be diligent watch dogs, barking whenever something approaches their territory.
Samoyeds are excellent companions, especially for small children or even other dogs, and they remain playful into old age.
Life span: 12 to 14 years
Temperament: Friendly, Playful, Sociable, Lively, Alert, Stubborn
Height: Female: 50 to 56 cm, Male: 54 to 60 cm
Weight: Female: 17 to 25 kg, Male: 20 to 32.5 kg
Colors: Cream, White & Biscuit, White