Bred to be a sled pulling dog, the Samoyed has a compact frame and a muscular body, giving them excellent endurance. They have a thick, white coat to help protect them from, and camouflage them with, the snowy landscapes of Siberia. Their ears are slightly rounded at the tip and are carried upright atop their head. Their long hair covers their entire body except their face, and their fuzzy, puffball of a tail is generally curled up on their back. On average, the Samoyed is roughly 21 inches tall and weighs somewhere around 50 pounds.