Tintin is his name and he's a 9 week old (8 weeks in the photo) Samoyed. This little guy will eventually be a pretty big guy weighing up to 75 lbs. What I can say thus far is that raising a puppy changes you. You learn very quickly that they can sense your mood. If you are calm, they are more obedient; if you get frustrated, they react accordingly. And with that came the realization that you can't fake "calm" to a dog. And forcing yourself to truly be calm when there's pee in the living room and your puppy is running around (pee covered of course) is a feat to master.
Here's to a week with the little smiling wolf in training. Keep posted on Tintin updates.