Image by Janne Stokvik
  • This dog is originally from northern Russia and it got its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia with which it worked.

  • Color: Primarily bright white, sometimes cream or biscuit (very light brown)

  • Double coat with thick undercoat and straight outercoat

  • Weight: 45 to 60 pounds (males); 35 to 50 pounds (females)

  • Eyes: Brown

Sammie, unlike other Nordic dogs such as Malamutes and the Huskies, actually make fair watch dogs, as they will not allow a stranger to approach without taking notice, usually by barking. They are not guard dogs, as in biting, but rather alerting to danger. Samoyeds are active dogs, with a curious nature. They are very social and make poor backyard dogs – they need to interact with their people and be part of the family. These are intelligent dogs, with a touch of independence. The corners of the lips curl up to give the characteristic "Sammie smile".
 
In our present-day world, a working breed dog is great for rollerblading in harness or skijoring as well as carting and pack hiking. A Samoyed is more than just a pet – it’s an adventure!