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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, fox, and tanuki 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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As a kid, I was the proud owner of a Samoyed, who was rather appropriately named Snow.
The others are the Alaskan malamute, the Eskimo dog, and the samoyed.
This is how the Sellduk arose on the banks of the Yenisey, the result of interbreeding between Samoyeds and Russians, and how the Dolgan arose in Taymyr, from breeding among Russians, Tunguses, and Yakuts, while on the banks of the River Lena and the River Yana, other similar groups had already been assimilated by the Yakuts.
She said: "I have two Samoyeds and my disgust is beyond words that dogs no different to mine are being treated this way.
Glaucoma is common in certain genetically predisposed breeds, including Samoyeds, Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Chow Chows, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Siberians and Norwegian Elkhounds, to name a few.
"She saw an article about me in the paper, the San Jose Mercury," and came to the shop with "those dogs, two Samoyeds - I asked her, `would you go to the dentist with those dogs?'"
On the other, I have supposed that Samoyedic languages have strong traces about contacts with Finnic languages up to the transition of Samoyeds to the Finnic language form (see e.g.
Five types of dog take part in the rally -Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Greenland Dogs and Canadian Eskimo Dogs.
The couple, who have had samoyeds before, are slowly building up Taz's confidence and nursing him back to health.
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.