The bright white Samoyed is a hardy Nordic beauty.

Vital Stats

Height: 19 to 24 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 60 pounds
Coat: straight and thick
Life span: 12 to 14 years

Summary
Originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer, the Samoyed proved a valuable companion for northwestern Siberia’s Samoyede people.

Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night. A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. Full Samoyed profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)