I was asked to paint a portrait of a Samoyed and having never heard of this breed looked it up right away. The Samoyed is a large breed of herding dog, from the spitz group, with a thick, white, double-layer coat. It takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. Wikipedia
Life span: 12 – 13 years
Temperament: Lively, Playful, Alert, Friendly, Stubborn, Sociable
Height: Female: 19–21 inches (48–53 cm), Male: 21–24 inches (53–60 cm)
Weight: Female: 37–55 lbs (17–25 kg), Male: 44–72 lbs (20–32 kg)
Colors: White, White & Biscuit, Cream
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