2016 News: please scroll to the bottom for the latest
January 15-17. Great weekend for the Desert Rose Sams!
Izzi and Dante each added 4 more Coursing Ability Test (CAT) Qs to their totals, bringing them each up to 18 of the 25 they need for their CAX (Coursing Ability Excellent titles. The sams get so excited about lure coursing and they love chasing the plastic bag "bunnies."
Cira also ran 4 CATs, showing the same high level of enthusiasm for running that Izzi (her mother) has. That earned her a CA title. Cira also passed her Canine Good Citizen and earned an additional Rally Novice leg, she just needs one more for her Rally Novice title.
Chuda also had an amazing weekend, running 4 CATs with brilliant speed, also earning him a CA title, and bringing him to 6 of the 10 legs he needs for his Coursing Ability Advanced (CAA) title. Chuda also won his first AKC points, going Winner's Dog on both Friday and Sunday!
January 2016 Wonderful news! Desert Rose's Sunshine and Snow (Sunny) has earned her Master Working Samoyed title! This is an amazing accomplishment, especially for a girl that is only 4 years old! Details on how to earn a WSXM can be found here:
Samoyeds are historically a working breed and we're so thrilled when our families do activities that honor this heritage.
February 2016. Chuda goes Winner's Dog/Best of Winners 2 days for more points!
March 5-6, 2016: Chuda goes Winner's Dog and Cira finishes her Rally Novice title! Above is a picture of Sitka, Izzi and Chuda... Sitka and Izzi are Chuda's sire & dam
March 26-27th: Chuda goes Reserve Winner's Dog both days and Izzi goes Winner's Bitch for a major on the 27th.
2016 Samoyed Club of America National - the biggest show for samoyeds of the year! Held in Albany, Oregon this year (it rotates locations) we had a great time!
Cira came into season right before the National, so was unable to compete in the working activities (rally, lure coursing, weight pull) we had planned for her. She did show in conformation and did a great job. Izzi and Firenze each gave weight pull a try and pulled 375lbs each. Firenze qualified in Rally Novice and did well in working sweeps. Izzi had an amazing week - earning her CAX title, then qualifying her first time in Rally Advanced and taking 4th place. We also went into Beginner Novice obedience for the first time (for either of us) and Izzi qualified again (you need 3 qualifying legs to earn a title.) Then Izzi took 2nd place in a big novice working sweeps class. We had a great week talking to friends, showing and seeing many beautiful samoyeds.
September 24-25th, Prescott, AZ Izzi adds 4 more Coursing Ability Test Qs so she now has a total of 22 of the 25 she needs for her CAX (Coursing Ability Excellent.) Cira adds 4 more Coursing Ability Test Qs, which puts her at 8 total (she will earn her Coursing Ability Advanced once she has 10 Qs.) Firenze is shown as a special for the first time and goes Select Dog on Sunday for his first point towards his Grand Championship.
November 12th.. Chuda goes Winner's dog and Best of Winner's, while his sister Cira goes Reserve Winner's bitch, under judge Mr. John Wade. Chuda goes Winner's dog again on Sunday under FCI judge Mrs. Patricia Nemirovsky de Alsina. Chuda finishes the weekend on Monday going Winner's dog/Best of Winner's under judge Mrs Patricia Hastings. We were very happy with both dogs and this puts Chuda at 9 of the 15 points he needs for his AKC championship.
Chuda - 2 yrs old
Firenze - 6 yrs old
Izzi lure coursing, Jan 2016
Sunny pack hiking
Chuda - 1.5 yrs old
Izzi's first major! March 2016
November 18th.. Cira goes Winner's bitch for her first point under judge Ms F Susan Godek. November 19th Cira again goes Winner's bitch for her 2nd point under judge Mr Robert Shreve.
One of our favorite parts of this weekend though was taking the dogs over to the dock diving area and doing an intro to dock diving lesson for each of them. Many samoyeds are not overly fond of water, so we were happily surprised when Firenze got in partially to retrieve a bumper and Cira actually went into the water fully a few times. Once it warms up, we may have to enroll these two in dock diving lessons :)
Cira - 2 yrs old