The Samoyed is a fantastic companion dog with a loving and calm disposition. They are very loyal to their master and generally make a very strong bond with one person more than others. Though they might play favorites, they are still friendly to everyone, including uninvited strangers, making them laughably ineffective guard or watchdogs. They are still very intelligent dogs, and very capable of training, but they do require a firm, even-keeled pack leader, and plenty of exercise. Otherwise, they may become destructive. .