The word Samoyed (Samoyede) was the name of the nomadic tribe inhabiting the vast tundra areas from the eastern shores of the White Sea in Russia to the river stretches of the Ob and Yenisei in Siberia. It was also the name given by the tribe to their land and to the dogs which shared their lives, their work and their homes. To them the Samoyed dog was the shepherd of the reindeer herds, the defender and guard of the household, the occasional sledge dog but, above all, the intimate domestic pet.
Aboriginal Samoyed Dogs of the Yamal Peninsula
Article on native Siberian dogs, and Samoyeds in particular, by Vladimir Beregovoy. Link to photographs.
E-mail list for discussion of the samoyed. Includes history of the breed and links to national samoyed rescue.
Homepage for Samoyeds, including the Samoyed Club of America, the Organization for the Working Samoyeds, and breed rescue.
A resource for medical information pertaining to samoyeds.
AKC Breed Standard.
Samoyed Web Ring
Links to breed sites.
Worldwide Samoyed Smiles Forum
A supportive community covering all aspects of the breed. [Free registration is required]
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