Comments from Mr. Michael Yates


Samoyed Association of Canada – 55th National Specialty

I would like to thank all the Samoyed Association of Canada committee, members, and exhibitors for the great honor to judge for you at the 2019 SAC 55th National Specialty.

Overall, I found the quality of the exhibits to be excellent. The coat quality, pigmentation, temperament, soundness and handling of all exhibits to be of highest standard all of which made the task of selecting one exhibit for Best is Show both difficult and very enjoyable. Any one of numerous exhibits were worthy of the top award and it is a credit to all involved in the breed. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did on the day.

Congratulations to the committee on providing such a friendly event and wonderful trophy table and beautiful ribbons for the winners and thank you also for the wonderful gifts. All the exhibitors are to be congratulated on displaying such wonderful sportsmanship whether they finished first or second and making me feel so welcome.

Best of Breed – GCH Polar Mist n Zamosky Pretty Fly for a White Guy, 4 year old male of excellent type, masculine dog with substance and well muscled, deep broad chest, balanced angulation which showed in his movement, strong firm topline on the move, thick coat, correct shaped head, eyes and thick ears strong muzzle with dark pigmentation.

Opposite Sex – Ch Dormos It is All About MeMe, excellent type, feminine, compact, well muscled, with substance, good breadth and depth of chest, balanced angulation, moved straight out and back with firm topline, wedge shaped head, strong muzzle, dark almond shaped eyes, dark pigmentation.

Select Dog – GCH Vanderbilt’n Printemp’s Lucky Strike, Excellent type, masculine, muscular, wedge shape head, strong muzzle, well pigmented lips nose eye rims and dark eye, broad deep chest, balanced angulation front and rear, with free long striding gait, firm topline, thick coat.

Select Bitch – GCH Polar Mist N Mishka’s Lada Winter Beauty, Excellent type, feminine with ample substance and bone, balanced angulation front and rear, slightly longer in back than the males but held the topline well on the move, balanced movement with reach and drive, head feminine, wedge shaped with dark pigmentation of the eye rims, lips and nose, well placed ears and dense coat.

Winners Male and Best of Winners – Cascade ‘N Starstruck’s Aslan of the Stars is an Excellent type, masculine, well boned and muscled, with medium length, strong and firm back, deep broad chest, with balanced angulation front and rear, head broad, wedge shaped strong muzzle, correct ear shape and placement, almond shape dark eye and dark rims, Nose and lips dark pigmentation, high quality thick coat, balanced movement with reach and drive.

Winners Female – Starstruck ’N Cascade’s Hi Sierra Sunshine, excellent type, slightly longer that the winners dog but still of correct proportions, well boned and muscular, firm topline, broad chest and balanced angulation and moved freely with strong balanced reach and drive, correct wedge shaped head and strong muzzle correct shape ears and eyes, thick coat.


Michael Yates