HEAD : Powerful and wedge-shaped.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : viewed from the front and in profile only slightly convex. Broadest between the ears. Slightly visible furrow between the eyes.
Stop : Clearly defined but not too prominent.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Well developed, preferably black. During some periods of the year the pigment of the nose can fade to a so called « winter nose » ; there must however always be dark pigment at the edges of the nose.
Muzzle : Strong and deep, approximately as long as the skull, gradually tapering towards the nose, neither snipey nor heavy and square. The bridge of the nose is straight.
Lips : Close fitting, black and rather full. The corners of the mouth are slightly curved forming the characteristic « Samoyed Smile ».
Jaws/Teeth : Regular and complete scissor bite. The teeth and the jaws are strong. Normal dentition.
Eyes : Dark brown in colour, well-set in the sockets, placed rather apart, somewhat slanting and almond-shaped. The expression is « smiling », kind, alert and intelligent. The eyerims are black.
Ears : Erect, rather small, thick, triangular and slightly rounded at the tips. They should be mobile, set high ; due to the broad skull well apart.