The Samoyed is an ancient working dog and is almost a primitive dog. There’s no mixture of fox or wolf in his breeding. The Samoyede people from Siberia developed this dog. He was used to herd reindeer, haul sledges, hunt and as a guard dog. The Samoyede people loved these dogs and allowed the dogs to sleep in their tents because they literally relied on the Samoyed for their very survival.
He’s a keen worker, intelligent, alert, loyal and gentle. He’s recognised for his black lips that curl a little at the corners and look like a “smile.” He loves being busy and enjoys sledding, herding, pack hiking, agility, weight pulling, conformation shows and anything else that’s required of him. His heavy coat is resistant to the weather and is ideal for extremely cold climates. His colour is biscuit, cream, b\biscuit and white or white. He loves being with his family. He may bark and chase things so try to keep him occupied. He needs daily exercise and his coat requires weekly brushing to stop it matting and also because he sheds. He’s 19 – 23.5 inches in height.