About The Club

Objects

Paraphrased from the club constitution:

  • to promote and improve the breed, and to promote public interest in the Samoyed
  • to educate and encourage members, breeders, exhibitors and judges to abide by the requirements of and standards for the Samoyed breed
  • to promote and support competition in all practical ways and to hold exhibitions
  • to promote good fellowship among those interested in the Samoyed breed

Committee 2016/2017

  President Margaret Courtney-Reid
  Vice President Tahnee Spear
  Secretary Lauren Chapman-Stevens
  Treasurer David Brown
     
  Committee Dianne Brown
    Richard Chapman-Stevens
    Geoge Bosustow
    Jeanette Bosustow
    Jim Reid
    Daniel Suter
    Jacqui Noles
    Rick Switala
     

Club History

The Club was formed in 1960 and the first members of the Executive and Committee were:

PRESIDENT:   Mr McDonald

VICE PRESIDENT:   Mr Watts

SECRETARY/TREASURER:   Mr Martin

COMMITTEE:   Mrs Watts(Verco) - Mrs Martin - Mrs Hammat - Mrs Montgomery - Mrs Lang - Mrs Krejzlik - Mr Hedger - Mr Wilson - Mr Simon

In the early years, the Club enjoyed memberships into the hundreds but changing conditions over the years have seen numbers decline.  Traditionally, the Club has focused on the conformation aspect of the breed which covered showing, and also to a smaller extent obedience.

The first specialty show took place in 1961 and the Club has held shows every year since then.

In 1995 the Club held the 3rd Samoyed National, with an entry of 200 Samoyeds. Below is the Committee and Judges who made this a memorable event.

Back:  The late Len Binding, Jan Tindall, Bob Tindall, Jim Reid
Margaret Courtney-Reid and Pam Fletcher
Middle:  The late Doll Binding, Jeffrey Binding
and the Judge, Margaret Ross (Scotland)
Front:  Irene Vargerson and Property Judge, Tina Dodds (Scotland)

In 2007, the Club again hosted a Samoyed National, this one the 7th.  The Judge was Mr David Cavill, a well-respected Spitz breeds specialist from the UK.

For a few years now, the Club's policy has been to appoint overseas specialist judges for our annual show - we have contracted an American Samoyed breeder/judge for our 50th Anniversary Show in 2010.

In recent years, with the introduction of Sled Dog Racing, Weight Pull competition and Herding, we have seen more interest from the wider Samoyed community. Not wanting to enter dog shows, they are looking at other ways to interact with their dogs and to meet other Samoyed owners.

2003 saw the Club's first weight pull competition - the first competition in South Australia to be open to all breeds.  This was repeated each year until 2005, by which time, open competitions were common place.

The club held its first sled dog race, the White Flash Bash, in 2005 and has held at least one race every year since then.

Membership

We're a small club and consequently, member benefits are limited - a small discount on show entries and a club magazine that is published only spasmodically.

Club news and event reminders are distributed electronically to members and non-members alike, and likewise, club competitions are open to all.

But without members, we don't have a club.  Annual fees are modest - just $10 for either a single or a household membership, and the first year is free for new members.

Click ===> to download a membership form

Home | The Club | News | The Breed | Shows | Working | Calendar | Merchandise | Links | Contact