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 todayís dogs with those of yesteryear breeders can assess the breedís 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 ownerís 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 Hutchinsonís 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, Barronís 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 - arenít we all? - can trace the pedigrees of champions in no less than six countries and most of those stem from the breedís 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 Fossatiís publication I would be pleased to hear from you.

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L V de C James,
P O Box 51069,
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