Historically selected by nomadic tribes in Siberia to herd their reindeer and double as sled pullers when needed, the Samoyed is a truly easy-to-keep breed. They are intelligent dogs that enjoy human company. Samoyeds tend to get along with other dogs as well as people and with other pets they are raised with. These are active dogs and need daily exercise. Samoyeds are not recommended for warmer climates. This breed does best with early training and socialization. The Samoyed has a profuse double coat, with a longer outer coat of harsh hair and a soft, thick, wooly undercoat. Samoyeds shed quite a bit all the time, even more so during shedding season, which can occur once or twice a year. Daily brushing will help to remove dirt and loose hairs and keep the dog looking his best.