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The Samoyed is a breed of large herding dog that descended from the Nenets herding laika, a spitz-type dog, with a thick, white, double-layer coat. It takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding.

Hypoallergenic: No

Life expectancy: 12 – 13 years

Weight: Female: 35–45 lbs (16–20 kg), Male: 45–66 lbs (20–30 kg)

Temperament: Stubborn, Lively, Sociable, Alert, Playful, Friendly

Height: Female: 19–21 inches (48–53 cm), Male: 21–24 inches (53–60 cm)

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