The Samoyed, also known as the as the Sam, the Sammy, the Smiley, and the Smiling Sammy, is a breed of dog in the Working Group. The Samoyed is recognized by its continually smiling expression and a gentle, loyal, temperament. The Samoyed was approved by the AKC in 1993.
The average Samoyed stands 19 to 24 inches high at the shoulders and weighs between 35 and 65 pounds (the females are smaller and lighter than the males). Their thick coat needs to be brushed frequently to control shedding and tangles, and they need regular professional grooming.