Our girl has been gone 3.5 years now, but we still miss her. We always thought she was a collie mutt of some sort because of the coat and muzzle shape, but with a bit of chow because of the tail, coat, color, and black spots on her tongue. Just the other day though I discovered the samoyed breed and I now realize she probably had more of that than anything else. She was an awesome awesome dog. Very gentle and loving - great with most kids especially ours. She was happy to play, but wasn't spastic or hyper and could be content to have lazy days. Loved the snow and deep grasses she could bound through and hunt for field mice.
Example of a Samoyed:
We'd get another dog but the baby in the picture developed a pretty intense allergy and we don't want to submit him to having shots. So, it's just as well she passed on when she did or we would have had some tough choices to make.