Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Samoyed Contributor(s): Serena Brownlie Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An ancient breed taking its name from the Russian nomad tribe who used it for reindeer herding and hunting. Although not easily obedience trained (attendance at classes is recommended), this very friendly breed is good natured and enjoys human company. Suitable to the urban environment, particularly colder climates, it is a reasonable watchdog and its unaggressive nature makes it very good with children. The long, luxurious coat will require regular grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Ward R H & Ward D The New Complete Samoyed. Howell. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. British Samoyed Club: http://www.british-samoyed-club.co.uk/ Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Samoyed Club of America: https://www.samoyedclubofamerica.org/.