• Show Date: 31/03/2024
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Lyndsey Jones Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 31/03/2024

Northern Samoyed Society

Breed: Samoyed

The Northern Samoyed Society


Special Award Classes

Firstly, I would like to thank the committee for the invitation to judge the Special Award Classes at their 50th Championship show, and for their wonderful hospitality. I would also like to thank all the exhibitors for their entries, and allowing me to go over their much loved pets.

Class A – Special Award Class Junior Dog or Bitch (1)

1st Richardson, Santaviga Another Jedi. Just 13 month old male. Still with lots of maturing to do. Lovely masculine head piece, with almond eyes of dark colour giving him a lovely expression. Level in back, to a good set on of tail with a large plumb. Right amount of bone and correct feet. Good tuck up and correct texture of coat with an obvious “mane”. A little unsettled on the move today.

Class B – Special Award Class Post Graduate Dog or Bitch (5)

1st Bobrowski & Kirkwood, Vandreem Imperial Breeze Over Berezniki. 21 month old male. All male in head and body. Excellent head with the typical smiling expression. Dark pigment, almond shaped eyes, good length of muzzle with lovely neat ears. Impressive outline that screams Samoyed. Good length of neck and back. Correct amount of bone. Beautifully plumbed tail. Correct amount of angles all round, on well feathered, oval feet. Moved well when he settled.

2nd Mann, Silbertips And All That Jazz JW. 20 months old bitch. Pretty bitch of the correct height and shape. Nice dark almond shaped eyes, with well set ears. Lovely neck, flowing into good set of shoulders. Correct amount of bone for size. Enough tuck up. Well muscled rear. Would have liked a little more effort from her when moving, but still moved true.

3rd Owen, Svetllen’s Barn Owl.

Class C – Special Award Class Open Dog or Bitch (9,1)

What a class! Made some tough decisions placing these dogs. A pleasure to judge!

1st Johnson, CH Nikara Sweet Dreams for Kimeekasams. 5 year old bitch headed this wonderful class for me today. The most striking outline that could not be overlooked. The best eye shape I saw today. Typical smiling expression, wedged shaped head without coarseness. Lovely length of neck, which was also well arched, into well placed shoulder with just the right amount of bone. Nice slope to front pasterns, into the desired oval feet. Correct leg length to height ratio, with enough tuck up. Level back with a perfectly plumbed tail. Moved with ease and drive, a dog that could really work all day long!

2nd Hopkins Navratilova, Holy Archie Orleansnow (Imp Cze). 22 month old dog. Impressive male and great stature. Good size and bone, yet still moves effortlessly. Impressive in the stack. Correct length to height ratio. The best of necks I saw in the males today. Beautiful, masculine head piece, which was in no way over the top. Correct angles all round. Feet were a little round. Strong hocks allowing him to really drive from the rear with ease. Well presented male, but had to bow down to the bitch on overall performance today, could easily swap places on another day.

3rd Brandenberg & Smith, CH Taronakits It’s Kwest JW. Loved this bitch, shame she didn’t show her best today.

Lyndsey Jones (Llwyni)