Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 22. Chapters: Siberian Husky, Keeshond, Samoyed, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Alaskan Malamute, Alaskan Husky, Sled dog, Seppala Siberian Sleddog, Greenland Dog, Chinook, Eurohound, Sakhalin Husky, Mackenzie River Husky. Excerpt: The Samoyed dog (pronounced - -yed or -ed; Russian: ) takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. An alternate name for the breed, especially in Europe, is Bjelkier. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy, white dogs to help with the herding, to pull sleds when they moved. Males typically weigh between 23-30 kg (50-65 lbs), while females typically weigh 17-25 kg (40-55 lbs). Height: AKC Standard: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm) at the shoulder for males, 19-21 inches (48-53 cm) for females.UK Kennel Club Standard: 51-56 cm (20-22 inches) for males, 46-51 cm (18-20 inches) for females. A male Samoyed Samoyed eyes are usually black or brown and are almond in shape. Blue or other color eyes can occur but are not allowed in the show ring. Samoyed ears are thick and covered with fur, triangular in shape, and erect. They are almost always white but can occasionally have a light brown tint, usually around the tips of ears. The Samoyed tail is one of the breed's more distinguishing features. Like the Alaskan Malamute, their tail is carried curled over their backs; however, unlike the Malamute, the Samoyed tail is held actually touching the back. It should not be a tight curl or held qflagq like, it should be carried lying over the back and to one side. In cold weather, Samoyeds may sleep with their tails over their noses to provide additional warmth. Almost all Samoyeds will allow their tails to fall when they are relaxed and at ease, as when being stroked or while eating, but will return their tails to a curl when more alert. NZKC Standard: Tail: Long and profuse, carried over the back when alert; sometime...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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