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.
There are several sledding clubs within New Zealand that would welcome Samoyeds as sled dogs and specialist suppliers of the equipment required. A good starting club for advice is the NZ Distance Sled Dog Club that is based in Palmerston North.
(“There’s no feeling like it in the world…” by John Moody, The New Zealand Samoyed Supplement, NZ Kennel Gazette – June 1993)
(Ask Krissy Townsend or David or Andy for article on sledding.)