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Samoyed

An happy-go-lucky breed (other names: Bjelkier, Samoiedskaпa Sobaka, Samoyedskaya, Smiling Sammy)

Samoyed
origin:Russia
life expectancy:12 years
classification:Working dog
height:48 to 60 cm
weight:16 to 30 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Difficultclimate: Coldgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Medium
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History [ edit ]

The Samoyed, also known as Bjelkier, is a very ancient dog breed  that was named after the nomadic Siberian tribe of Samoyeds, who this breed accompanied during their travels  through the Northern Asian, pulling their sleds, warming them at night  and serving also as guardian of reindeer herds and hunter. In those icy lands they worked under conditions of utmost hardship. The history of this breed is an enigma. It is said that these dogs are native of the plateau of Iran and that they follow the tribes that were pushed northward into Siberia, were they were bred true for centuries. In fact, amongst all modern breeds the Samoyed is the one that is most nearly akin to the primitive dog, showing no traces of wolf or fox blood. In the last quarter of the 19h century, several of these dogs were brought into Great Britain by the explorer Robert