This is my first set of breeds notes – so am feeling my way! I would like to include news and information on as many different aspects of Samoyed activity as possible – and not confine this to show results. So if you have any news – whether it is show, other sporting activities, rescue, upcoming events, research information, or just the odd funny story, then please let me know.
However, that said, we will start with some show news – with info gleaned from a number of sources.
Karen Howlett must be feeling proud of the latest ‘Tiksi’ litter. Most recently, Peter and Melanie Matfin had a great weekend with their youngster Caerberis (Tiksi Dancing Flame With Ashlantie) who took BOB and PBIB, Adult Group 3 and Puppy Group 1 at Ashington Open show. The following day Caerberis did the double again at Jarrow & Hebburn and took Group 4 and Puppy Group 1. Well done team.
Caerberis’ litter brother, Tiksi Moonglow, owned by Judi Cross, took BP and Puppy Group 1 at East Kent Canine.
Our own Sunni (Ice Maiden Smile Yoshi & Us) took BVIS at her first show of 2018, City of Cambridge.
Taking to the ‘frozen north’ the Samoyeds were out in force at The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain’s 35th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally at the end of Jan. David Ellis’ team was 3rd in the 4 Dog Freight class – expertly piloting Zeus, Ice, Hiro and Kiari. Anthony Frith was 3rd in the 2 Dog Freight Class with Oscar and Cooper and in the same class, Lisa O’Brien came in 5th with Hector and Hugo. It is so good to see the Samoyeds working – they really enjoy it. Not speed merchants like the Sibes, but definite staying power!
Finally, I asked Liz Ballantine if I could steal this report from her of life with one of her ‘oldies’:
“Never trust a Samoyed, it doesn’t matter how old they are. Today it was Sumo (12 years old) showing me up big style. Walked and back to the van to find no Sumo, you guessed it he’d pushed off back to his favourite rabbit warren for a long farewell. So after a few choice words and putting the girls in the van, I headed back. Sure enough Sumo happily completely cloth-eared. On me prodding him vigorously he felt he could come away. Just as we were heading back up to the van, we met a couple (who we see regularly) and stopped for a chat. I should rephrase that I stopped for a chat, Sumo pushed off up the path and then woofed furiously as I was not following. The people I was chatting to just started giggling and one of them said “Hope he hasn’t got the van keys otherwise you’re stranded!!”. Yes he had the gall to be telling me to hurry up!!!!”
SHOW REMINDERS: The Northern Samoyed Society holds their Championship Show on Sunday 25th March – Judge will be breed specialist Mrs Angel Danvers-Smith (Fairvilla). The show will be held at Paces High Green Campus, Sheffield. Paper entries close on 5th March (postmark) or can be made online until midnight 11th March at www.arenaprint.co.uk where you can also download a schedule. Show Manager is Norman Collinson.
The next breed club open show will be The British Samoyed Club on 7th April 2018. The judge will be Mrs Jackie Pritchard (Santaviga). Venue is Overseal Village Hall, Derbyshire. Entries close – paper, 16th March (postmark) and online at www.arenaprint.co.uk until 23rd March.
Penny Roberts email@example.com