For the betterment of the breed.

The Samoyed is an ancient breed originating from Russia and much admired for its beautiful white coat, smiling face, happy disposition and general good health.

Troi and Tank. Sep 2018. Kalisa This Lil Light Of Mine and Kalisa-Blinded-By-The Light of Starglow.


There are numerous good books about the Samoyed with “The Samoyed (New Zealand)” by Mrs Val Auckram and Mrs Pearl Wilson very much a collector’s item for the breed historians.

The Samoyed in print by Lauren V De C James

Samoyed Supplement May 2006 Reprinted from the New Zealand Kennel Club Gazette May 2006 Volume 46 No 4 with permision from Dogs New Zealand. (NZKC).

“The Origin of ‘Eileen’”, by Eileen, The New Zealand Samoyed Supplement, NZ Kennel Gazette – June 1993

The Samoyed in print

Books are very often the first point of contact for potential dog owners and in this context the breed is well served. Almost without exception, any general dog book which lists dog breeds will list the Samoyed and, because the breed is so photogenic, very often a photograph will accompany the text. Those readers wanting to learn more about the breed will find there are books catering to virtually every aspect of Samoyed ownership, breeding, care, history, grooming, management, pedigrees and even cartoons.

Recording the history of the breed for posterity is essential and provides the most readily available link with the breeders of the past and their dogs. By comparing today’s dogs with those of yesteryear breeders can assess the breed’s progress, or lack of it, and this can stir them to new heights of ambition.

Some of the books listed are out of print but can be located in public libraries, while others are available direct from their publishers, from breed clubs or from second hand bookshops.

For instance a second hand bookshop in Wellington currently has both editions of The Samoyed (New Zealand) available (incidentally, the previous owner of one of these was Betty Young - breeders/exhibitors from the 1970s will recall the name).

The internet is a great source for second hand book sellers and online auctions such as eBay and Yahoo often have second hand or remainder books listed at reasonable prices.


Auckram, Valerie E P & Baillie, Pearl M (later Wilson)
1961 The Samoyed (New Zealand), Cliff Press Ltd., Hastings, New Zealand

Auckram, Valerie E P & Wilson, Pearl M
1966 The Samoyed (New Zealand), 2nd edition (revised and enlarged to include pedigree section), The Cliff Press Ltd., Hastings, New Zealand

Auckram, Valerie E P & Wilson, Pearl M
1966 The Samoyed (New Zealand), 2nd edition (revised and enlarged to include pedigree section), The Cliff Press Ltd., Hastings, New Zealand

Beauchamp, Richard G
2000 Samoyed, Interpet Publishing, Surrey, England. ISBN 1-90238-948-4

Bossi, Erna
1994 Le Samoyede Compagnon ideal et Chien de traineau infatigable, Son origine et son histoire, Switzerland, private printing

Brearley, Joan McDonald
1975 This is the Samoyed, T F H Publications Inc Ltd., New Jersey, USA. ISBN 0-87666-379-X

Campbell, Gail and Terry
1998 Samoyeds: A new owner’s guide to Samoyeds, T F H Publications Inc., New Jersey, USA. ISBN 0-79382-790-6

Cavill, David
1978 All about the Spitz Breeds, Pelham Books, England.

Fossati, R
      Samoyed (sic), France - no further information

Goodrich, Pat Hill
2001 The Savvy Samoyed, Paperback, Doral Publishing Inc., USA. ISBN 0-94487-570-X

Hakkens, P
1992 To Love a Samoyed, K B H Print, Levin, New Zealand. ISBN 0-47301-514-5

Hoflin Publishing Ltd
1984 The Samoyed Book (various authors), Hoflin Publishing Ltd., Colorado, USA

Hoflin Publishing Ltd
1986 The Best of the First 10 Years of the Samoyed Quarterly, (1977-1986) Hoflin Publishing Ltd., Colorado, USA

Hozeman, M & Smith, N
1985 De Samgids, The authors, Steenwijk, The Netherlands

Hutchinson, W
1976 Hutchinson on Samoyeds, (Samoyed section of Hutchinson’s Dog Encyclopaedia, London 1934-5) reprinted by Donald R Hoflin, Colorado, USA

Johns, R (Editor)
1936 Our Friends the Samoyed and Keeshond, Methuen, London, England

Kauzlarich, J
1977 Your Samoyed, William W Denlinger, Virginia, USA. ISBN 0-87714-051-0

Keyte-Perry, M
1963 The Samoyed: A Survey, The Author, Woking, Surrey, England

Kroman, V S
1964 How to Raise and Train a Samoyed, T F H Publications Inc Ltd., New Jersey, USA

Nicholas, Anna K
1990 The Samoyed, T F H Publications Inc Ltd., New Jersey, USA. ISBN 0-86622-934-5

Puxley, W L
1934 Samoyeds, Williams & Northgate, London, England (Note: Reprinted in ? by Hoflin Publishing Ltd., Colorado, USA)

Reid, E R
1986 The "Silly Samoyed Book", Paperback, The Author, Christchurch, New Zealand (Original Cartoons)

Reynaud, J
1983 Samoyeds, T F H Publications Inc Ltd., New Jersey, USA

The Samoyed Association
1945 The Samoyed, The Author, London, England, 1st edition
1951 2nd Edition
1961 3rd Edition
1971 4th Edition
1995 5th Edition. ISBN 0-95019-141-8

Sanford, William R & Green, Car R
1989 The Samoyed, Macmillan Publishing Co., Crestwood House, New York, (Top Dog Series), ISBN 0-89686-451-0

Sikoro Siino, Betsy
1998 Samoyeds: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Grooming, Behaviour and Training, Paperback, Barron’s Educational Series, USA. ISBN 0-87605-273-1

Swiss Club for Nordic Breeds edited by Dr Thomas Althaus
1979 Unsere Nordischen Hundre in Wort and Bild (Our Nordic Dogs in Text and Illustration), The Author, Switzerland

Taylor, Pam
2000 The Samoyed Today, Wiley, John & Sons Inc., England. ISBN 0-76456-112-X

Ward, R H & D
1971 The Complete Samoyed, Howell Book House Inc., New York, USA. ISBN 0-87605-298-7

Ward, R H & D
1985 The New Complete Samoyed, Howell Book House Inc., New York, USA. ISBN 0-87605-273-1

Ward, R H & D, & Ward Fanning, M
1998 The New Samoyed, Howell Book House, New York, USA. ISBN 0-87605-701-6

Wilcox, Charlotte
1999 The Samoyed, Capstone Press, USA. ISBN 0-73680-161-8


Those afflicted with the pedigree sleuthing malady - aren’t we all? - can trace the pedigrees of champions in no less than six countries and most of those stem from the breed’s beginnings in England.


Samoyed Club of Victoria, The Author, Victoria, Australia
1978 Samoyed Champions of Australia (lists all imports and champions to 1978)

Samoyed Club of Victoria, The Author, Victoria, Australia
1998 Samoyed Champions of Australia, Volume 2 (lists all imports and champions from 1976-1992)


The Samoyed Association C/- The Kennel Club, London, England
1960 Samoyed Pedigrees (lists all English Champions), Volume 1, 1901-1959
1974 Volume 2, 1960-1973
1982 Volume 3, 1974-1981
1992 Volume 4, 1982-1991


Refer to The Samoyed (New Zealand), 2nd edition for pedigree section.


De Nederlandse Samojeden Club, Editor: N Smith
1990 Pedigree Book of the Nederlandse Kampioenen, Volume 1 1993 Volume 2, N Smith, Steenwijk, The Netherlands


Dotzsky, U
1982 Pedigrees of Swedish Samoyeds, (1907-1980), The Author, Falun, Sweden


Hoernig, R, Van Ornum, M & Weir, L M
1977 Samoyed Champion Pedigrees USA, 1907-1971, The Authors, Washington, USA

The Trustees of The Goodrich Fund
1975 The Complete Pedigree Book of American Champions 1907-1971, Wisconsin, USA (2 volumes)

Samoyed Association of Minneapolis-St Paul
1980 Annual Yearbook of Champions 1972-1980 and thereafter yearly, SAMS, Bloomington, MN, USA

1988 Samoyed Champions 1952-1987, Paperback, Camino E E & Book Co, Seattle, WA, USA. ISBN 0-94080-885-4


AKC Breed Video (25 minutes) (Available for hire from NZKC - refer to NZ Kennel Gazette).

NOTE: American Kennel Club (AKC) breed videos offer a full colour, visual illustration of the breed standard and show both correct and incorrect conformation


If readers are aware of the existence of any other breed publications please let me know so that this list can be updated. Similarly, if there are errors in the list or you can provide further information eg Renata Fossati’s publication I would be pleased to hear from you.

Please forward details to:
L V de C James,
PO Box 51069,
Wellington 6006,
New Zealand,
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Samoyed Kennel Names

Akeisha Samoyeds Jo Jules
Angara Samoyeds Lynne Barr
Bentara Samoyeds Karen Bell
Kalisa Samoyeds Elizabeth Clausen
Kalnovitch Samoyeds Glenda and Michelle O'Brien
Kelljass Samoyeds Sharon Kelly
Kievsams Samoyeds Lauren James
Kimchatka Samoyeds Jo-Anne Hawkins
Kimskaya Samoyeds Karla Magnus
Kursharn Samoyeds Julie Wells
Lealsam Samoyeds Andy and Denise Reeve
Murmansk Samoyeds Carol Fleming
Nikolaevsk Samoyeds Louise and Brian Harris
Oscarbi Samoyeds Helen Clark and Rob Barzey
Pearlonna Samoyeds Fran and Noel Wilson
Samhain Samoyeds Anita Andrew
Samivahn Samoyeds John and Paddy Watts
Sheidinice Samoyeds Shelley LeBas
Silvertips Samoyeds Jude McCormick
Skrownek Kennels Sandra Stewart
Snezhinka Samoyeds
Sunshine Samoyeds Anita and Ken Shugg
Wytekloud Samoyeds Stephanie Thorpe
Zaminka Samoyeds Lyn and Gary Carleton
Zhakita Samoyeds Eugene and Tania Pickett