Alta Samoyeds

"We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us."
-- Maurice Maeterlinck--

Poppy is a STAR at the Meet The Breeds booth at the Eukanuba Invitational!

Poppy & Emily both pass their XL-PRA and RD/OSD genetic tests!

Poppy finishes her UKC Championship!

Emily gets her first leg on her Rally Novice title at the National!

Poppy & Emily both pass their TDI tests!

Deck The Halls with "bows" of Holly!

Holly says:

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HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Alta News Nuggets:

Athena changes her name! She earned her CGC certification and is now officially Alta's POSS Allegheny Moon, CGC! Congratulations to Athena and her proud owners Colleen and Wally Duncan on this achievement. PS: Athena is 100% "clicker" (positive reinforcement) educated:-)

Emily goes Winners Bitch at Buckeye Samoyed Club's Specialty 12/11/2009, owner-handled for a 4 point major under breeder-judge Joan Luna!

Emily goes BOB & BOS at the Kokomo shows 5/22 & 5/23! Congrats to Emily & Robin on this excellent achievement. WAY TO GO, GIRLS!

Emily FINISHES her AKC Championship with a 4 point major in Bloomington, IL 5/28; BOS from Open! VERY special thank you to PHA handler Nancy Martin for her beautiful grooming, care, and presentation of Emily. We are VERY proud of our girls!

Emily & Robin aren't done yet...these girls are on a roll! At UKC shows in Peoria, IL, 6/18, 6/19: Emily went Group 2 under Theresa Werder, Group 4 under Matthew Proctor, Group 3 under Dorothy Jacobs, & Group 4 under Linda Reece. Awesome job, ROCK!

Poppy follows in her papa's pawprints and finishes her UCI International Championship in 4 shows with four V-1 ratings at the Southland Sieger shows in Chino, CA. all breeder-owner handled! She earned two Bred-By Group 2 placements, and one Bred-By Group 1st placement! Read more about the shows here: 2010 Southland Seiger UCI shows


Babies born:

Ch. Luke X Reese, born 2/13/2009

3 boys, 2 girls!

***Come see them at: Puppies' You Tube Page

Come meet Athena! Click on her name on the link bar at the bottom of the page.

Come meet Marleau! Click on his name on the link bar to go to his blog!

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Welcome to our website! Please come on in and enjoy visiting with our dogs (and a cat or two!) and be welcome here! We breed very rarely, but are always happily available to refer enquiries to trustworthy breeders, and are pleased to answer your questions at any time. If you are looking for an adult dog, how about considering rescue? These lovely dogs are already grown up and have lots of Sammy smiles left to give a loving family. For more information on rescue, please contact us (Samoyed Rescue of Santa Barbara) at:  or our partner, Pyles of Smiles Samoyed Rescue (in northern California at: or check: Samoyed Rescue Alliance  for information about rescue information & opportunities to help in your area.

Our Mission

To breed healthy, happy, long-lived Samoyeds according to the standard for our breed. To take seriously the stewardship of this ancient and versatile breed of dog.  To remain available to each and every Alta Samoyed throughout his or her lifetime; every Alta dog can always come back home to us if circumstances ever warrant this to be necessary. To never lose sight of the importance of form and function as a whole, never sacrificing one in favor of the other.


A word about:

Samoyed Rescue

If you ever loved a Samoyed and that dog brought even one smile to your face, pay that happiness forward by helping rescue in any way you can.  You can donate to a rescue group in the form of money, blankets, toys, an account at a feed store or veterinarian, or you can foster, groom, transport, help socialize, etc. There are as many ways to help as there are dogs in need.

Our economy is contributing to more homeless pets, as their owners lose their own homes. As a result, we are seeing a sharp increase in owner-surrenders to rescue, meaning more dogs in need of homes. With your help, those animals can find shelter and happy futures.

There are many more rescuers standing ready to help dogs in need than you have been allowed to realize.

Due to an aggressive campaign by two large organizations to keep the public from access to and knowledge of these very capable rescues, dogs have been pushed through the cracks and have sometimes met a poor outcome as a result. When a surrendering owner or shelter is in an area where the nearest listed rescue group is 300 miles or more away, that dog's very life is at risk.

One  large organization uses its membership's resources (despite member's requests to the contrary) to actively solicit monetary donations for only four rescue groups and one very secretive fundraising entity which does no rescue at all.  This fundraising entity has also never been made to divulge what it done with the thousands of dollars it has been given at organization functions and via solicitation of organization membership.

The four rescue groups, already working full steam ahead as all rescue groups are, are expected to cover the entire United States. If a dog in a given area is in need, the only rescue contact that dog's surrendering owner or receiving shelter is given may be hundreds of miles away, despite that there is a longtime, reputable and willing rescuer only 60 miles away.

That often spells trouble for the helpless dog caught in the middle of this unnecessary situation.

Our goal is thus for all rescuers to be given equal listing and thus equal access by the public, regardless of political affiliation or personal connections.

The ONLY truly open source of Samoyed Rescue information can be had by contacting this address:

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The Rescue Secretary will respond to your information request and will then put you in contact with your CLOSEST Samoyed Rescue entity who will help you. She can also answer your doggy questions and help you with a variety of referrals to information sources.

Additionally, many listings of Samoyed Rescuers can also be found here:


Rescue Secretary and SRA may not be the biggest, glitziest, best-funded, best-advertised rescue information sources on the web, but they are the ONLY complete and all-inclusive ones, and the Rescue Secretary has been serving Samoyed Rescue longer than any other source on the web.  Their resources are directed to the dogs, not to advertising and fancy websites. 

Pay a Samoyed Smile forward today and learn more about rescue and how you can help!


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A word about "Animal Rights" and YOUR right to own and love your pets!

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Links to information about Animal Rights VS Animal Welfare explaining the important differences between the two, including printable brochures and handouts to aid in educating the public. Don't be caught without answers when people ask questions or  try to force the H$U$ or PETA agenda on you! If you love your pets and value YOUR right to own and enjoy them, then educate yourself . Arm yourself with knowledge to educate others and preserve your rights to own and enjoy your pets!

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"I am not only uninterested in having children. I am opposed to having children. Having a purebred human baby is like having a purebred dog; it is nothing but vanity, human vanity."



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Learn more about Samoyed Health issues and how you can help!

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