Samoyed (AKC, UKC)
|The Samoyed originated in the north-west of Siberia, where he was used for herding reindeer and pulling sledges. He took his name from the nomadic Samoyed tribe, who regarded these dogs as members of the family and shared their sleeping quarters with them In later years the “Sammie” as he is affectionately known, was largely responsible for the successful exploration of the Arctic Circle.
Constant companionship with man through the years has given the Samoyed an uncanny, almost human, understanding. Gentle, kindly, with a smiling face and dark intelligent eyes, it has been said that this big white dog carries in its face and heart the spirit of Christmas the whole year through. Certainly he seems to have retained something of the happy and childlike spirit of his earliest masters.
Intelligent, dignified and independent, the Samoyed makes a delightful and devoted family pet.