The Origin of the Samoyed



The Samoyed dog takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. An alternate name for the breed, especially in Europe, is Bjelkier. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy, white, smiling dogs to help with the herding, to pull sleds when they moved, and to keep their owners warm at night by sleeping on top of them.


Comments 2

  1. Charles in Vancouver wrote:

    awwww 🙂

    I went to visit a friend’s cousin and they had a huge Samoyed. They’re so huggable.

    Posted 23 Nov 2008 at 1:59 pm
  2. Eve wrote:


    Posted 23 Nov 2008 at 2:00 pm