The samoyed originated in the snowy wastes of Russia. They were used by the Samoyedes people to pull sleds and hunt herds of caribou. His thick, bushy coat protected him from icy, Arctic winds.
Samoyeds are good natured dogs and make good pets if given lots of exercise.
Samoyeds are scarce in South Africa, so puppies are seldom available.
Regular brushing keeps the coat from getting matted.
The samoyed normally carries his tail curled over his back.
Height at shoulder: 46 - 56 cms.
Colour: pure white, or white with biscuit or cream.