It's impossible to resist the fox-like charm of the Samoyed.
There are Top 10 interesting facts about Samoyed.
The Samoyed breed is one of 14 ancient dog breeds with genetic footprints closest to wolves. Samoyeds belong to the Spitz family of dogs, originating in Asia, and were bred by the Samoyede people of Siberia to pull sleds, herd reindeer, and hunt. It is thought that the Samoyede treated their dogs more as members of the family than possessions.
2) Polar Expeditions
Polar expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century required dogs to pull sledges loaded with supplies. So Samoyeds were brought from Siberia to serve the explorers. The dogs were exposed to extremely harsh conditions and not many survived. The few dogs that did return were the ancestors of most of the Samoyed strains in the United States and England today.
Possibly due to the Samoyed’s genetic closeness to wolves, the breed is known to howl. Their melodious yodels sound a lot like singing. You can get most Sammys to sing just by playing them some music or starting to howl yourself—the dogs love to harmonize.
4) Sammy Smile
As if the singing wasn’t cute enough, the dogs also smile. Dubbed the “Sammy smile,” the happy dogs have lips that naturally curve upwards. People love the Sammy smile so much, you're just a quick web search away from a number of photo roundups dedicated to their gleeful mugs.
The Sammy has a gorgeous double coat. The undercoat is thick and wooly, and the outer coat is coarse, with long, straight guard hairs that are tipped with silver. When brushed out, the undercoat can actually be carded and spun into wool. This wool can be used to weave or knit strong and warm clothing. Per the breed standard, the allowable colors are pure white, cream, biscuit, or white and biscuit.
6) Family Member
Samoyeds are known as affectionate family dogs, though they often bond closest with one person in the household. These dogs need to be with their people, and when left alone too often or for too long, they can become lonely, depressed, and destructive.
7) Heat Sensitivity
As you might guess from her thick, luxurious coat, the Samoyed prefers cooler temperatures. Don’t allow your Sammy to overexert herself in the heat. Schedule exercise and play sessions for the cooler hours of the day, and keep her inside in air conditioning when the temperature heats up.
8) Odorless Dogs
Unlike certain breeds (we’re looking at you, basset hounds), the Samoyed is a stink-free pooch. You don’t need to bathe Sammys as much as you would other dogs, but frequent brushings are a must to keep their fur from matting.
9) High Intelligence
The Sammy is extremely bright, which can be a challenge to the unprepared owner. In their past, they worked independently of man, so expect a dog with a mind of his own. Your response to his intelligence will make the difference between a stubborn dog and one that obeys. Remember that this social breed wants nothing more than your attention and will please you to get it.
10) Living in a Pack
Samoyeds are pack animals by nature, so they don’t do well by themselves. Sammies left alone are known to wreak havoc on their homes out of boredom and aggravation.