The Samoyed ( SAM-ə-yed or sə-MOY-ed; Russian: Самое́дская соба́ка or Самое́д) (also known as the Bjelkier) is a breed of large herding dogs with thick, white, double-layer coats. They are related to the laika, a spitz-type dog. It takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with herding.
Also known as
This breed is also called Bjelkier, Sammy, Samoiedskaia Sabaka, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Samoiedskaïa Sabaka, Samoyed, Samoyed Dog, Shoob as well as Smiley.
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