The Samoyed Today

The Samoyed Today

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Zakinthos My Dream Girl Del Corno Bianco: An agility competitor based in Italy. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction.
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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 185.42 x 248.92 x 17.78mm | 635.03g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 076456112X
  • 9780764561122
  • 1,847,563

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The 'smiling Samoyed' has a deserved reputation as a fun-loving, affectionate family companion, and this, allied to its striking good looks, makes it increasingly popular as a pet, and as a show dog. Originally bred as a sledding dog, the breed was used by the nomadic Samoyed tribe of north-central Siberia, and thus it got its name. Both black and white Samoyeds were used in the first polar expeditions, but now the instantly recognisable Samoyed is bred exclusively as a white dog. In this highly comprehensive book of the breed, the author traces the origins of the Samoyed from sled dog to glamorous show dog and loyal companion. Advice is given on choosing a puppy, puppy care, and looking after the adult dog. There is an analysis of the Breed Standard, with advice on showing your Samoyed, as well as a fascinating section on the working sled dog. Breeding a litter and health care are covered in detail, and there is a special guide to the top dogs in the breed. Illustrated with over 100 colour and black-and-white photographs, this is the book the Samoyed fraternity has been waiting for.
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Zakinthos My Dream Girl Del Corno Bianco: An agility competitor based in Italy.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
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About Pamela Taylor

Pam Taylor has been involved with Samoyeds for some thirty years - breeding, showing and judging them. Her Naduska kennel has a reputation for producing dogs of sound temperament and excellent conformation, and she has enjoyed considerable success exhibiting her dogs in the show ring. Pam is an international Championship show judge, and has travelled extensively on judging appointments. She had the honour of judging at Crufts in 1997. Pam has been Secretary of the Northern Samoyed Society since 1979, and was responsible for introducing the Samoyed of the Year competition to the UK. She has written the breed notes for Dog World, Britain's leading canine newspaper, for the last ten years.
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Table of contents

Foreword. Chapter One: Living With Samoyeds. Chapter Two: Origins of the Breed. Chapter Three: The Samoyed Puppy. Chapter Four: The Adult Samoyed. Chapter Five: The Versatile Samoyed. Chapter Six: The Breed Standards. Chapter Seven: The Show Ring. Chapter Eight: Record Breakers. Chapter Nine: Experts' Choice. Chapter Ten: Health Care. Chapter Eleven: Breeding a Litter. Chapter Twelve: Rearing the Litter. Chapter Thirteen: The Samoyed in Britain. Chapter Fourteen: The Samoyed in North America. Chapter Fifteen: The Samoyed Worldwide. Appendix: Useful Addresses.
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