The Samoyed is a breed of large herding dogs with thick, white, double-layer coats. They are related to the laika, a spitz-type dog. It takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with herding.

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Temperament: Lively, Stubborn, Sociable, Alert, Friendly, Playful

Weight: Female: 35–45 lbs (16–20 kg), Male: 45–66 lbs (20–30 kg)

Height: Female: 19–21 inches (48–53 cm), Male: 21–24 inches (53–60 cm)

Origin: Siberia, Russia

Colors: White, cream, white and biscuit

Litter Size:  4-6

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