The Samoyed’s name comes from the name of the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. It is a nomadic reindeer herder. The normal height of a Samoyed is 51-60 cm. Usually they have black eyes, or sometimes brown with an almond shape. They have triangle shaped, thick ears, covered with fur. The fur on their ears is usually white, but it can be light brown also. The Samoyed’s tail is held touching the back. Sometimes they sleep with their tails over their noses for some extra heat. The Samoyed has a double layered coat. The topcoat contains long straight hairs. This is the main protector of the undercoat. They shed once or twice a year. They are very friendly, so they aren’t very good guard dogs. They can be good watch dogs, because they’re barking when someone reaches their territory. The actual price of a Samoyed is from 4.000 to 10.000 dollars.