Where Are Samoyeds From?
The Samoyed was first reported in the 18th century as a working dog for the Samoedic people of northern Siberia. During the day, they were used to pull belongings from place to place, as well as herd reindeer. By night, they were watchdogs and companions that were kept inside their owners’ tents. Their luxurious fur was also used as clothing to keep their owners warm.
The breed reached England in 1889 via an explorer named Ernest Kilburn-Scott, and have since gained popularity. Samoyeds have been integral members of expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. They made their way to Australia after Scott used the breed in a South Pole expedition. Queen Alexandra was also a fancier of the breed, and the Samoyed has since made its way into American kennels. In 1906, the American Kennel Club registered its first Samoyed.