Some of the Samoyed clients that I have shown over the years... including some co-owned dogs (Jack, Pirate, Janie, Kismet, Dima)
The Samoyed, being essentially a working dog, should present a picture of beauty, alertness and strength, with agility, dignity and grace. As his work lies in cold climates, his coat should be heavy and weather-resistant, well groomed, and of good quality rather then quantity. The male carries more of a "ruff" than the female. He should not be long in the back as a weak back would make him practically useless for his legitimate work, but at the same time, a close-coupled body would also place him at a great disadvantage as a draft dog. Breeders should aim for the happy medium, a body not long but muscular, allowing liberty, with a deep chest and well-sprung ribs, strong neck, straight front and especially strong loins. Males should be masculine in appearance and deportment without unwarranted aggressiveness; bitches feminine without weakness of structure or apparent softness of temperament. Bitches may be slightly longer in back than males. They should both give the appearance of being capable of great endurance but be free from coarseness. Because of the depth of chest required, the legs should be moderately long. A very short-legged dog is to be deprecated. Hindquarters should be particularly well developed, stifles well bent and any suggestion of unsound stifles or cowhocks severely penalized. General appearance should include movement and general conformation, indicating balance and good substance.
For more information on the Samoyed see the AKC website
I had shown a few Samoyeds over the years, but it wasn't until I met Kathleen Conway (Northmoor Sams) and her daughter Lisa Goodman (Northmoor Poms) that things really started to "click". Thanks to both of them, I have shown many more Samoyeds over the years. It was through them that I learned of my love for Samoyeds! Unfortunately, it is a breed I just can not live with! And so, with them, I co-bred two litters of which I co-own several puppies. One of which - Jack (AKC CH Northmoor Black Pearl Voyager) - became the first dog I ever took into the Bred-By Exhibitor class. We went on a fabulous ride and came out at Eukanuba as a Bred-By Champion Special! I am eternally grateful to Kathleen and Lisa for all their help, support, and friendship over the years.