||The History of The Samoyed Association|
|The Samoyed Association is the oldest organisation representing the breed in Great Britain and in its present form it came into being at Crufts in 1920 as the result of the amalgamation of The Samoyed Club (formed in 1909 by Mr Kilburn-Scott) and the Ladies' Samoyed Association(formed in 1912 with Mrs Kilburn-Scott as its President because the committee of the Club was restricted to male members!).|
|In 1930 The Siberian Club was also incorporated into the Association. Since its formation it has accomplished much in its efforts to promote the interests of the breed both in this country and overseas. It has organised annual shows since 1925 (apart from the War years) and has been accorded Championship status since 1944.|
|How The Samoyed Association is organised:
The affairs of the Association are conducted by an Executive Council elected by the members and consisting of not more than 15 members together with the Secretary of the Scottish Branch plus one member elected by that Branch, in addition to a President, Treasurer and Secretary.
Council meetings are held 4 times per year, and the Annual General Meeting, to which all members are invited, is held towards the end of March each year. The Samoyed Association Secretary, Miss Avis Haffenden, will be more than happy to help if you have any further queries and her address is 6 Wetherby Gardens, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 5NP (telephone : 01908 379624).
Other contacts are:-
|Mrs Angela Danvers-Smith||54 Coverdale, Whitwick, Leicestershire, LE67 5BP||01530 833191|
|Chairman||Mrs. Lee Ross||21 Keswick Gardens,Ruislip,Middx.
|Mr D Wilding||1 Belvedere Close, Frodsham, Warrington, WA6 7PJ||01928 733398|
|Treasurer||Miss Olive Hampton||10 Regent Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9TR||01727 838628|
|Miss Avis Haffenden||6 Wetherby Gardens, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 5NP||01908 379624|
|Mrs Anita Blore||14 Long Furlong Drive, Slough,
Berkshire, SL2 1QZ
|Chief Rescue Co-ordinator||Mrs. Linda Brasier||Mollcroft, Hempsted Lane, Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2RZ||01442 877027|
|Overseas Liaison Officer||Mr Dave Ellis||Wisteria Cottage, Station Road, Alburgh, Norfolk, IP20 0BT||01986 788587|
||Mrs Linda Wells||Coppins, Wraxall, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6RL||01749 860355|
|What The Samoyed Association does:
The Association has a long history of publishing definitive books on the breed. Its first handbook appeared in 1945 - its Silver Jubilee Year. Such was the success of this modest book that a more ambitious publication was issued in 1951. This was followed in 1961 by a much larger book with another edition published in 1971. In 1995 the present edition of "The Samoyed" was published and this contains much useful information on the general care of Samoyeds, showing, whelping, rearing puppies, illnesses etc. Further details are available by clicking HERE.
Alongside the general book the Association publishes its Pedigree Books. These trace the pedigrees of all Samoyeds which have become Champions in this country since the first imports. It is, therefore, possible to trace the descent of most of today's stock.
The Pedigree books available are as follows: (Please refer to our Gifts page for pricing information)
|Volume I||all Champions from 1901 to 1959|
|Volume II||all Champions from 1959 to 1973|
|Volume III||all Champions from 1974 to 1981|
|Volume IV||all Champions from 1982 to 1990|
|Volume V||all Champions from 1991 to 1999|
|Volume VI||all Champions from 2000 to 2003|
|Volume VII||all Champions from 2004 to 2007|
|Volume VIII||all Champions from 2008 to 2011|
If you own a Samoyed, or hope to own one in the future, we trust that you will be able to join us at the various shows throughout the country which cater for our breed. By so doing you will learn a great deal about the dogs from other members, and by showing your dog you will help to keep the number of classes allocated to Samoyeds, for these depend to a certain extent upon the entries received year by year. The Association also supports several general Open Shows giving them "Supported Show" status, often with a larger number of classes, rosettes, trophies than would normally be the case. The Association currently organises a Championship Show and an Open Show, with other events, such as Rallies etc, taking place throughout the year.
||Although shows are obviously important as a shop window for the breed, the Association has always recognised that many of its members are solely pet owners who do not wish to show their dogs. In trying to carry out its aims to promote the well-being of the breed as a whole much time and effort has been expended over the years to make membership of the Association beneficial to all owners in a variety of ways.|
|Rescue - How the Association helps Samoyeds in need:
With the welfare of the dogs themselves in mind, the Association has, for many years, had a Rescue Co-ordinator to deal with the problem of dogs needing new homes and funds for any necessary kennelling or veterinary attention. It also has several "safe houses" - kennels provided or purchased by the Association which are available at a moment's notice in case of emergency. A register of members who are willing to help with transport etc. is also maintained.
You can visit The Samoyed Association Rescue homepage for further information by clicking HERE.
Samoyed Association Judging List:
Available here is the Judging list maintained by the Samoyed Association, click HERE to download this in pdf format.