Samoyed

Genetic diversity in MyDogDNA tested Samoyeds

The MyDogDNA team has joined forces with Samoyed enthusiasts in preparation for the World Samoyed Meeting 2019 event (http://www.samojeed.ee/5th-world-samoyed-meeting/). A representative of the MyDogDNA team will give a lecture during the event. The more tested Samoyeds from all over the world, the more exciting the lecture!

EXPLORING GENETIC DIVERSITY IN SAMOYEDS WITH A GENOME-WIDE DNA ANALYSIS

The Samoyed takes its name from the Samoyedic people, an Asiatic group of nomadic origins living in Siberia. These reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding, and to pull sleds when they moved. In Europe, the breed is known also as Bjelkier. In Russian, the dogs are called Voinaika which means lead or direction dog or guard, hunting and war dog.