Life span: 11-13 Years
Height: 21 – 24 inches (male), 19 – 21 inches (female)
Weight: 45 – 60 lbs. (male), 35 – 45 lbs. (female)
Being from the Spitz group, the Samoyed is a large-sized breed of herding dog that is originally from Siberia. As with many Spitz breeds, the Samoyed has foxlike facial features and a dense, double-coat of fur that is white or cream colored. This thick coat helps to protect them from the frigid temperatures in which they typically work. With their continuous smile and sturdy disposition, the Samoyed is truly an adorable breed.