This little smiling sled dog is a gentle, eager breed that was bred for hard work in the world’s coldest locations. He hails from Siberia, where temperatures of 60 below Fahrenheit are common. His distinct fluffy white coat is designed to protect him and keep him warm, and amazingly, his upturned mouth prevents drooling, meaning no icicles can form on his face!
Of all the dogs in existence today, the Samoyed is most like the primitive version, meaning there’s been no mixing of other breeds in his DNA. He is still the same adaptable but tough dog he was hundreds of years ago. As a family dog, he is friendly and sweet; reserved but not shy.