In 1977 a friend with Collies took me to a dog show in Christchurch, New Zealand as I was interested in a pedigree pet. I had researched a library book and was quite certain I wanted a keeshond. However a Samoyed jumped up and insisted on being patted and then proceeded to lick my face and wag her tail at me, and there began my love affair with this breed.
My first Samoyed was Sasha, and after learning to show her and more about the breed, I wrote to Kimchatka Kennels and acquired my first show bitch, Kimchatka Sun Blossom. Kim became my first champion, a group, in show and specialist winner and my first brood bitch. Kim produced the lovely NZ & Aust Ch Kimskaya Tiffany, an exquisite bitch whose record and show mannerism was envied by many. Ivor Munday (Samovar Kennels, Wales) awarded her Best Bitch and Reserve in Show at 8 1/2 months old at the DSC Championship Show, and two years later at the next DSC Championship Show, Betty Moody from Novaskaya Kennels also awarded her Best Bitch and Reserve in Show.
Since Tiffany a lot has changed with Kimskaya. I moved to Melbourne, Australia - and then ten years ago I fell in love with Tasmania and made this my home. I currently have 12 Samoyeds in my kennel, but this varies. I have bred 42 litters and have dual titled Samoyeds, plus Australian Champions.
In 1999 Karla Magnus from North Island New Zealand re-established the NZ part of my kennel, and quickly cemented herself within the NZ samoyed scene with Best In Show Specialty wins with NZ/Aust Ch Kimskaya Mega Bucks under well renowned UK judges.
In 2003 a jointly named litter was born in NZ that combined the famous Polarmist USA lines with Kimskaya. More about this litter on the Dogs pages.
I have also a Tasmanian partner in Margaret Kelly from Sheffield.
In 2010 I acquired after a long wait
a French Bulldog male called Piper. Click HERE to visit Piper's page