Samoyed


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Samoyed

(săm`əyĕd), breed of hardy, muscular working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 developed in N Siberia many centuries ago. It stands from 19 to 23.5 in. (48.3–59.7 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 35 to 65 lb (15.9–29.5 kg). The weather-resistant double coat is composed of dense, woolly underhairs and a long, harsh, curl-free outer coat that stands straight out from the body. It may be pure white, white and biscuit, pure biscuit, or cream in color. Raised by the Samoyed people near the White Sea thousands of years before the Christian era, this hardy arctic dog was used to herd reindeer and haul sledges, at the same time being welcomed into the home as a family companion. Today the Samoyed is popular principally as a show dog and pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Samoyed

1. a member of a group of peoples who migrated along the Russian Arctic coast and now live chiefly in the area of the N Urals: related to the Finns
2. the languages of these peoples, related to Finno-Ugric within the Uralic family
3. a Siberian breed of dog of the spitz type, having a dense white or cream coat with a distinct ruff, and a tightly curled tail
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When we saw the trust's advert for Taz we were surprised because samoyeds are an expensive pedigree dog and aren't usually abandoned," said Mrs Dean.
Hajdu has quite right written that "In Northern Samoyed a tendency prevailed (to a varying degree, depending on the language or dialect in question) which resulted in the elimination of the vowels from word initial position by attaching y- to initial velar vowels and n- to initial palatal vowels.
Samoyeds are developed from the sled-pulling dogs used by two nomadic tribes in Siberia, the Samoyedes and the Nentsy, and were brought to Europe by fur traders.
In Samoyed the 3Px in the non-personal definite function is characteristically used with celestial sources of light and the concepts of the type 'sky', 'earth', 'sea' etc.
And she more than holds her own with labradors Kaz and Tia and samoyed Crystal when it comes to fighting for the food bowl.
Officers particular want to hear from anyone who saw her heading home on the No 11 bus to Harborne and the 103 service to Quinton between 6pm and 7pm the night before she died or who saw her walking her rare Samoyed dog Lassie the morning her body was found.
The scanty reconstructions that have been implemented fail according to the conventional criteria of the Comparative Method: in morphology because it has been impossible to reconstruct sets (or even sub-sets) of grammatical paradigms, in phonology because it has been impossible to reconstruct the key Ugric node, and, therefore, the so-called top Uralic node had to be based only on Finno-Permian and Samoyed.
APRIL 12: Samoyed Association (Scottish Branch) Open Show in Bargeddie.
You need also to be especially vigilant if you a Miniature Poodle, a Scottie, a Samoyed, a King Charles Spaniel or a Dachshund, as the condition is more prevalent in these breeds.
Miss Moss's ten-year-old Samoyed dog Bella is believed to be one of the first recorded cases of a dog dying of MRSA in the UK.
The way is fruitful: there are Altaic cognates also for both reconstructed Samoyed proto-forms for 'one', *oj-/*[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
SUNDAY: Samoyed Association's Championship Show, in the Loreburn Hall, Newall Terrace, Dumfries.