The Samoyed is one of the
oldest domesticated breed of dog and is descended from the wolf. They come from Western
Siberia and are sledge dogs, also being used to watch over the herds of reindeer to
protect them from attack by wolves and bears. They also accompany their masters on polar
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|Quite an individualist, the
Samoyed is friendly, gentle natured and patient. Loyal to their masters, they are always
ready to show him affection. They also like children. Despite its
looks, the coat should be harsh and weather resistant rather than soft and fluffy.
They adapt well to the UK climate but what they likes most is snow.
The length of body should strike a happy
medium, with a strong muscular formation and a chest deep. The sides should be
rounded, with very strong neck and loins . The male stands at be 51 - 56 cm (20 inches to
22 inches) and the bitch at 46 cm to 51 cm, (18 inches to 20 inches). The head should be
masculine for a male and pretty for a female. His eyes should be dark and almond-shaped,
his whole expression being one of a smile