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.
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