The breed of Samoyed was developed by the Samoyede people of Siberia. The coat comes in white, biscuit or cream in color. It is heavy and weather resistant which is suitable for extreme cold climates. The dog is very agile, bright and alert and likes to stay occupied in various activities. Because of this, earlier the people used these dogs for herding reindeer, hauling sledges and hunting as well as for guard work. They are very energetic animals, so it is always beneficial to channelize this energy in fruitful activities. Otherwise, they tend to invent their own ways to keep themselves entertained. They should be properly trained right from an early age to prevent unprovoked aggressiveness. Though friendly, loyal and adaptable, the breed is slightly conservative in character. They can prove destructive if left alone. Samoyeds are particularly susceptible to hip dysplasia and some also suffer from diabetes and skin allergies. They are prone to PRA which is an eye condition found primarily in male dogs. The dog like other breeds is involved in herding, weight pulling, sledding, pack hiking, conformation shows and more such tasks.