The bright white Samoyed is a hardy Nordic beauty.
Height: 19 to 24 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 60 pounds
Coat: straight and thick
Life span: 12 to 14 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
Originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer, the Samoyed proved a valuable companion for northwestern Siberia's Samoyede people. Among the breed's duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night. A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Heat tolerance
Watchdog ability
Energy level
Good for novice owners